At Retirebook, we think this picture about says it all! Retirement means something different for everyone, but for us it means a warm beach and palm trees. Oh, and a cold drink. Come to think of it, we really want a lot more! A low cost of living and a low crime rate. And wifi, cell phone coverage, clean water, power, and sewer. We also want shopping, healthcare, and transportation. And a view. Maybe air conditioning. Not asking much, are we!
Our primary goal is to share with you some amazing places out there where you can have it all. But the two most important things are a low cost of living and personal safety. So, while we will not be recommending towns taken over by the drug cartels, we have found some wonderful places where you are reasonably safe – if you are cautious – and the cost of living is low.
Generally speaking the crime rate soars in the bigger cities. That’s ok – we don’t want to live in a big city anyway. We searched high and low, spoke with expats all over the world who recommended great places, maybe on the outskirts of a big city, where they felt safe.
Come explore some wonderful retirement havens – whether you just stay for a little while or a lifetime. Let us know what you think about these places or if you have any further questions. We love hearing from our readers!
Retire in Oaxaca Mexico Rich in history and culture, Oaxaca is a fascinating destination where you can appreciate ancient civilizations, colonial art and architecture and vibrant cultural traditions. Photo By via StockPholio.com Cheryl, Hubby and Grandson Cheryl,...read more
Mazatlan, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, gets a bad rap. Mostly because people confuse a drug cartel being named after a state, or with a state being named in honor of a drug cartel. This unfortunate labeling likely has kept Mazatlan from the escalating costs of...read more
The Copper Canyon is Mexico’s version of the US Grand Canyon except its 4 times bigger and forested. A wonderful little train runs from the canyon rim at 8,000 feet down to the desert floor – twice a day. The ride includes many switchbacks and even a 360 degree...read more
Here's an interesting place to consider for a low-cost retirement. La Paz is on the Baja California Peninsula, about 500 miles from San Diego, California - or a two hour flight. The city of 220,000 is the capital of the state of Baja and enjoys one of the highest...read more