Shhhh.... Don't tell the President, but the good citizens of the US of A are leaving the states to live in Mexico in one of the largest reverse migrations since the Vietnam era and they are not just going on vacation.
As many as a million Americans have already taken the plunge to become Mexican residents and there are more than that who only live here 6-9 months out of the year and it's increasing.
Why Move To Mexico?
Depending upon where you live, your quality of life will increase immeasurably and your cost of living will decrease 30-70%. We live in one of the most expensive places in Sonora. It's an American and Canadian expat community within a half days drive of the Arizona border and the prices here have been pushed to the limit. Even at that we figure we save 34-40% here.
For example, the police here earn 1800 pesos a week - that's about $90. The grocery store baggers do not get paid. They rely on tips and get about 5 cents per bag.The bartender/waiter gets 800 pesos plus tips.
And they sing! All the time - everyone! Every weekend is a party with loud music and sometimes fireworks. It's a happy place. There is poverty, but most, if not all work very hard and are happy that Americans and Canadians come down to add to their coffers. (Yes they overcharge us - no, we don't care).
There is also great wealth. Contrary to American opinion, there are a lot of wealthy Mexican business owners in this town with million dollar homes, big boats and fancy cars and NO they are not drug dealers.(At least I don't think so).
Go to my MEXICO tab to see photos of our little oasis.