Mexico is an enchanting country, offering retirement options ranging from locations along two expansive coastlines, colonial cities, mountain ranges, to deserts or rain forests. The choice of places to snowbird in Mexico, or even fully retire in Mexico, are effectively endless.
Population: 125,959,205 (July 2018 est.)
Capital City: Mexico City (Ciudad de México)
Climate: varies from tropical to desert
Language: Spanish only 92.7%, Spanish and indigenous languages 5.7%, indigenous only 0.8%, unspecified 0.8% (2005)
Total Area: 1,964,375 sq km or 758,449 sq mi (slightly less than 3 times the size of Texas)
Coastline: 9,330 km or 5,797 mi
Residency Requirement for Naturalization: 5 years
GDP per Capita (PPP): $19,900 (2017 est.)
Snowbird in Mexico
I’ve talked to people who have lived in Mexico, and asked what it was like. The general response: it was fantastic, if you have a sense of adventure. Based on my research, Mexico sounds like a top choice for the international snowbird lifestyle (along with Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize), even if it does result in a few compromises.
Continue reading to find out more about opportunities to live or retire in Mexico.