Does Anyone Have Plans To Leave The US?

  • Does Anyone Have Plans To Leave The US?

    Posted by Mark Goldstein on May 21, 2023 at 4:02 PM

    Does anyone have plans or an exit strategy to leave the US within the next 2 years? If so, where in Mexico would you move to?

    Mark Goldstein replied 1 week, 5 days ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Dan Violette

    Member
    May 21, 2023 at 4:48 PM

    I love that Mexico is relatively affordable and close to us in SoCal, but I worry about their cartels’ increasing violence in general. Plus I don’t trust their police and being a non-spanish speaking gringo, I’m pretty sure I’d be on the short end of the law if anything serious happened to me down there.

    If they had their crime under control (yes, I know just don’t go drug shopping and I should be fine, right?) I’d consider relocating to places like PV, SMA, Guadalajara, Lake Chapala.

    In the meantime, I’ll have to settle for a few weeks visit every so often.

  • Charles Davis

    Member
    May 22, 2023 at 4:11 PM

    I retired to Puerto Vallarta two years ago. PV has been everything I dreamed of and more. The beautiful beach city, the winter weather, the amazing food, Mexican heritage, and the friendly locals all contribute to that. The gay community here is awesome, dynamic, and very active. In addition, this city is very sociable and much more friendly than most cities in the US. The cost of living is cheaper here, but the devaluation of the US$ and inflation have raised the cost of living for expats.

    As far as crime, violent crime is pretty low. I feel much safer here than I felt in most US cities. The US news makes headlines talking about crime in Mexico, but the US has daily mass shootings along with tons of gun violence.

    If anyone has any questions about my experience getting here or living here, let me know and I’ll try to help out.

  • Mark Goldstein

    Organizer
    May 22, 2023 at 6:11 PM

    Thank you Charles. I’m so happy you are enjoying your retirement in PV.