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No Spanish language, just English.Can I live in Mexico ?

I notice lots of people fantasize about coming to live here in Mexico. Why Not go to some other Spanish speaking country? I have met tons of English teachers here in Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia. They all are underpaid and complaining about it. In San Miguel we volunteer for free to teach English at the library.  Don't people realize that in your retirement years you will find yourself "underfunded" ? Doesn't anybody think about that anymore?

Ronniestm :

I notice lots of people fantasize about coming to live here in Mexico. Why Not go to some other Spanish speaking country? I have met tons of English teachers here in Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia. They all are underpaid and complaining about it. In San Miguel we volunteer for free to teach English at the library.  Don't people realize that in your retirement years you will find yourself "underfunded" ? Doesn't anybody think about that anymore?

The other Latin American countries are all attractive and might be good choices depending on your interests.

For me, the closeness to the US is an advantage.
I like the people and the culture which is rich and varied.
Prices are such that I get the most mileage out of my retirement income and have money left over for travel.

You could certainly live in Mx with no spanish but what standard of living would that be,unable to converse in daily matters.Seems your best bet would be to go to San Miguel de allende,but for the cost of living there you could easily afford a nice retirement in some parts of the usa,if you have an itch for all things Mexican I suggest for example you spend some time in a Mexican area in your hometown,if that does not suffice come on down,Prepare yourself with some Spanish classes,I know for a fact that almost all the protestant churches offer basic English classes free of charge but also its a fantastic environment for learning spanish.

VadimDiver :

Hi,
I don't know Spanish not at all,but know English and Russian languages. I am thinking about moving to Mexico (any area,closer to sea/ocean). Are there areas,where local Mexicans speak in English ? Is it possible to live in Mexico without Spanish language ? I am food service/hospitality manager.Mucho gracias.

You might find somewhere between playas de tijuana and Rosarito Baja California to your liking. Lots of expats and a growing Russian community.It looks to have your basic requirements met. Low rent,Beach area, Also you are close to San Diego where every language is spoken. Also there is a Canadien Consulate close.

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