More North Americans Moving to Latin America

Posted on January 27, 2015 • Filed under: Costa Rica, Ecuador, Latin America News, Mexico, Panama reported the warmer weather. The beaches. The lower cost of living. The many options for health care coverage. And the proximity to the United States. Those are among the top reasons that Americans increasingly are looking south of the border to retire, or for those not yet ready to comb gray hair, to start a new mid-life chapter. They are particularly appealing during the winter months, when large swaths of the country are dealing with nasty snow storms and sub-zero temperatures. Top destinations include Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia, according to organizations that follow such trends.


Social security records also show an uptick in American expats in Mexico, the Caribbean and South America, among other places. Americans getting Social Security checks in Panama rose 112 percent from 2005, 32 percent in Costa Rica, 87 percent in Colombia and 47 percent in Ecuador, for just a few examples. Read Article

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