Top Reasons to Move to Mexico

Thousands of Americans and Canadians move to Mexico every year. And if you’re one of the people interested in learning more about why- then this video is for YOU.

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I discuss the top reasons you should consider moving to Mexico If you’re interested in learning more about living in Mexico, check out our FREE Living in Mexico Guide

Check out our list of rental examples across Mexico- to give you an idea of what you can realistically find in various budgets and for different cities.

Mariana Lange

Mariana Lima-Lange was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. She spent every summer visiting family throughout Mexico and is very knowledgeable about Mexican culture, lifestyle, and traditions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

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  1. Yvonne says


    My name is Yvonne and I really appreciated your video on top reasons to move to Mexico. It was very informative. I do have some questions: what part/cities in Mexico would you suggest for weather that is cooler in the summer? Also, what area/city, or is there an area in Mexico that has mountain biking trails that are easily accessible? Again, thank you.

    • Mariana Lange says

      Hi Yvonne
      thanks for watching the video. This is a good article on some of the cities I recommend for cooler climate.
      Once you find one you would like to explore, I recommend joining a local FB group and asking about mountain biking trails. 🙂

  2. Julie Gaal says

    My husband and I have spent quite a few vacations in Mexico, stayed for 4 months on one occasion. We love the usual things, but we really love the Mexican people, their family values, culture and genuinely warm friendly hearts, especially when they trust your heart.

  3. Brian Wolfe says

    Is there someone I can talk to about making the right choice on where to move, I am retired now and am looking for a permanent move

    • Mariana Lange says

      Hi Brian
      We have a really good series of “best places to live in Mexico.”
      Check is out here

      It’s a good starting point for discovering cities in Mexico and a bit about their size, weather, vibe, cost of living, and more.
      Mexico is a very large country, and we don’t really offer location consulting. But we have many resources on the site that should help you narrow down some places.
      And once you’re ready to start scouting them, we offer private relocation tours in a variety of cities.
      Find out more about our private relocation tours here

  4. Nettie Rand says

    Hi Mariana Lange, my name is Nettie Rand. I want to retire to Mexico in September of 2023 my retirement is one thousand one hundred a month will I be okay?? I’ll be backed by a small savings to supplement my social security. Is San Miguel my best bet to retire??. Thank you. Nettie Rand

    • Mariana Lange says

      Hi Nettie!
      You can certainly live comfortably on that amount. However, first, you must determine if you qualify for residency in Mexico.
      The minimum requirement is $2600 USD a Month or $43,000 USD in savings or retirement accounts. If you qualify, you can receive residency and then live very comfortably on that retirement in Mexico.

  5. Judy Butler says

    Hi Mariana Lange, I just watched one of your blogs and found it to be very helpful and informative. However, I do have a question for you. My husband (retired) and I (still working) are planning on moving to Merida within the next six months. I’ve contacted my medical insurance company and told them of our proposed move. I was informed by them that my husband and I would be covered (medically) while in Mexico. Will we still need to get Mexican health insurance? By the way, we are buying a house and looking to gain permanent residency. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you…Judy

    • Mariana Lange says

      You should read your explanation of benefits to make sure you will be covered in Mexico. The details matter.
      And if you are covered in Mexico, is it in specific hospitals? What are they? Those are all questions you should ask your insurance company.

      if you’d like to consider getting Mexican insurance instead, we have a directory of excellent insurance brokers that are very familiar with expats moving to Mexico of all ages if you want to get a few quotes. Also, our guide has a lot of information about purchasing a house and what things you need to make sure you have in order to do so. We also cover the steps to residency visas and what documents you’ll be asked for.

      And because we know Mexican bureaucracy will be hard to navigate on your own, we also give you our list of recommended contacts in these topics. Such as
      realtors, real estate lawyers, notarios, immigration facilitators and others.
      See what’s included in our complete Mexico Relocation Guide

      And check out our reviews

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