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Bucerias, Mexico: Retirement, lifestyle, and cost of living.

 



If you dream about living at the beach, you should consider Bucerias in the State of Nayarit in Mexico. Bucerias is a beautiful town overlooking the Pacific Ocean and its name means “place of divers”.

We can trace the origins of this town to 1840. The records show that Spanish ships used to dock there to trade wood, for which its first name was Santa Julia de las Tablas. Tablas means boards.

There are about 50,000 inhabitants at Bucerias, and it is a popular tourist destination among American, and Canadian nationals.

Whether you’re looking for a place to retire or to work remotely, this is an ideal location, particularly because the cost of living is almost half of what it costs to live in an average American or Canadian city.

Quality of life improves considerably because you can afford luxuries like massages at home, someone to clean your house daily, a gardener, and a bigger house, maybe with a pool.

Life is slow-paced at Bucerias, which is positive to reduce day-to-day stress resulting from lengthy commutes and the haste of the big cities.

Another thing to consider is that private Mexican healthcare is of great quality, and it is affordable in comparison to the costs of receiving medical attention in the U.S. However, we recommend that after getting your visa to live in Mexico you get medical insurance. Healthcare is cheaper but can quickly add up if you pay for it yourself.

The cost of utilities varies from season to season, the most expensive utility is electricity because A/C increases it considerably in the summer, but as it isn’t necessary to use it in the winter it decreases its cost.

Nowadays you can consider powering your home with solar panels. The initial investment is high, but it greatly reduces the electricity cost even if you use the A/C in every room all day.

The city has fiber optic internet installed with different service providers, so you can have an internet connection as fast as 150 Mbps, so if you want to move to Bucerias while continuing to work remotely at your company in the U.S. it is possible to do it.

Regarding transportation, Bucerias is a walkable town and has public transportation, so it isn’t necessary to have a car, but if you prefer to keep one handy, consider the cost of buying it, maintenance, insurance, and gas which cost roughly 150 dollars per month.

Bucerias is a great place to live if you dream of a beach, sun, and a relaxed lifestyle, pack your bags and head to Bucerias.



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