Thinking about retiring in Mérida? This article, 21 Reasons to Retire in Mérida, will help start the process for you and give you some important information, resources, and tips. When you are ready to book a Retirment Tour, contact us for more information.
21 Reasons to Retire in Mérida
- Safest city in Mexico
- Safest city in Latin America
- Second safest city in North America
- 2020 population approximately 1,000,000
- Estimated 10,000 expats from U.S. & Canada
- Condé Nast: Mexico’s Most Creative & Affordable City
- Two-time recipient of the prestigious Cultural Capital of the Americas designation
- Ease of flying into & out of the city
- Budget friendly for all types of expats
- Outstanding health care
- State of the art hospitals & medical facilities
- Low cost of living
- Close to the beach
- Supportive expat community
- Affordable goods & services
- High quality of life
- Gastronomic destination
- Rich with culture & heritage
- Colonial inspired city & architecture
- Cultural & artistic events
- Historical sites & cities closeby
1) Listen to your gut – During my research trip to Mérida (also my first visit), my gut said, “This is your home.” I’m grateful I listened.
2) Be realistic – I began downsizing & getting rid of things well before my move. I didn’t try to do it all at once (too overwhelming, even for me).
3) Create a deadline or timeline – I put a date on the calendar on my fridge. Every day I had to look at the date to remind myself to keep on track.
Keep in mind, when conducting your research, the more on-site knowledge you have, the better equipped you are when you get ready to make your move.
List Retirement in Mérida Pros & Cons
1) Cost of living: rent, purchase, medical expenses, food, etc.
2) Quality of life
3) Family or friendship responsibilities
4) Destination options (are you considering other locations?)
Hotels & Other Local Recommendations
We recommend you stay in Centro to experience the heart and soul of Mérida.
Located across the street from Santa Lucia Park, we have a great rate here. Contact Jeanette Marin via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to tell her you want the Life in Mérida rate with Amy Jones.
This hotel in Paseo 60 is great and only 2 blocks from Paseo de Montejo. Good wifi connection with shopping, ADO station, and restaurant options on the ground floor.
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