Retirement in the Lake Chapala, Ajijic area.
Tired of frigid winters? Fed up with sweltering, humid summers? Had it with the rat race and high cost of living? Think you can’t afford to retire? Think you’re too young? Well think again. Not only is early retirement possible, but in the Lake Chapala region of Mexico, it is both desirable and commonplace.
After all, the temperature year-round is virtually perfect. The sun shines daily, with temperatures averaging 75° Fahrenheit. Even in the rainy season, June to September, it rains (believe it or not) mainly at night, with the sun predictably reappearing during the day. Summers in this part of Mexico are generally milder and less humid than in most places in North America. The winters are almost perfect. This part of Mexico is appropriately called the “land of eternal spring.” When it comes to the weather, there are virtually no surprises. You’ll have to find some other topic of conversation.
As well, the cost of living is roughly one-half of what it is in most parts of Canada and the US. You can enjoy a gourmet candle light dinner with wine or a margarita for anywhere from $10 to $13 USD per person. A cleaning lady can cost anywhere from $8 to $12 a day (depending on the size of your home). Gardeners, hairdressers, food, car and household repairs also cost a fraction of what they do up north.
Climate and Cost of Living are just two of the many reasons why more and more people are fulfilling their retirement dreams here at Lakeside (as this region is also known.)