Seeking Paradise in Guadalajara – Low Cost of Living in Mexico – Early Retiree Expats (video)


By Seeking Paradise Bugs

Hey there travel bugs! it is Dianne and Guillermo again, we retired early in 2018 to pursue the dream of financial independence.

We travel all over the world in search of our little paradise to call our forever home. We’ve been home based in Guadalajara Mexico for 2.5 years now and we finally get to show you what this captivating city has to offer.

From beautiful modern structures to historic buildings, amazing culture, delicious food and the warmth of its people.

Guadalajara has a vibrant and young population with a climate considered to be one of the best in the world and located near some of the more popular Mexican beaches.

We will show you our favorite neighborhoods, cost of living, safety, medical care, exciting things to do and much more.

Stick around to find out if Guadalajara is the expat paradise that we can call our forever home.

Bugs’ Paradise requirements list:

✔️Walkability – Markets/Restaurants/Shops within 20 minute walk – Costco, Sam’s or Walmart within 15 minute drive – Parks and outdoor recreation within 30 minute drive

✔️Average Weather – 55 – 85F degrees year round – Sunny most days of the year – No or few natural disasters exposure

✔️Cost of living – Good exchange rate with USD – Low cost, fresh food – Low cost utilities or alternatives (ie: solar panels, rain catchments, etc.) – ranking

✔️Easy Transportation – Rideshare app such as Uber or Lyft – Subway, bus or train system – Bike lanes

✔️Distance to international airport – Less than 45 minute drive

✔️Distance/Access to beach -Walking distance preferred -Two hour drive max -Quiet Beach

✔️Price/Style of Homes -$200,000 USD or less -2 Bedroom/2 Bath minimum -Yard space -High speed internet -Secure Garage/Driveway -Newer or updated but able to remodel -Up to 200 sq meters finished space approximately -Preferred: Open Concept, Pool, Terrace, View, Gated Community. Rentals below $1,000usd.

✔️Safety and Security -Low crime rates -Active police presence

✔️Size/Population/Things to Do -Population over 1,000,000 -Nearby cities/getaways -Museums, University, city center, landmarks -1,000+ restaurants

✔️Hospital/Medical Care – Major hospital within 10 miles – Inexpensive, Quality Medical Care – Low Health Insurance Premiums

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United States Consulate General in Guadalajara Phone: +52 33 3268 2100 Website:​ Facebook page:……​ Numbeo is the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. Numbeo provides current and timely information on world living conditions including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution.

Important Phone Numbers in Guadalajara: Ambulance 33-3616-9616 Emergency 066, 080 Fire 33-3619-5155 Police 33-3668-0800

Facebook Expat Groups in Guadalajara: Mexpat Guadalajara Women in Guadalajara Young Expats + Foreigners in Guadalajara Mexpat Gaudalajara FOR SALE (buy/sell classifieds)

Property Listing Websites:……​ Facebook Marketplace Guadalajara

Our Realtor and Friend (speaks English): Aline Montedonico Montedonico Realtors Phone/WhatsApp: +52 33 1320 7915

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Guadalajara Tours and Experiences:

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Cuervo Tequila Train:…

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Guadalajara Zoo:

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