In one excellent-value community I like in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, the graceful stoned streets and painted colonial facades give a prosperous, old world feel. You can eat out at fine restaurants. Enjoy the theater, orchestra, and plenty of festivals and celebrations.Come and see for yourself what ocean front living is all about! Read our Things to do in Baja here.
The “Ruta del Vino” is only 40 minutes away from your new home in Rosarito with miles of exploring to do in the Valle de Guadalupe. Wine tasting at Casa de Doña Lupe, L.A. Cetto, Tres Mujeres, Baron Balchet, Adobe Guadalupe or any of a dozen or more wineries awaits you in the Valle de Guadalupe. Baja California has everything you always wanted for your retirement and more!
Rosarito has a population of around 136,000, which makes it big enough that you can find what you are looking for, but small enough that you know how to get around and get things done.Local shop owners and restaurant chefs know and remember you by name, which makes it easy to feel at home and part of the community.
The expat community is one of the biggest in Mexico with over 150,000 American and canadians living in Northern Baja (see what Fox News has to say about cost of Living in Rosarito, and about 14,600 in Rosarito along, large enough so that there's always someone you can get together with for company.
Assuming you'll own your own apartment or home and won't have a monthly payment, $1,000should cover your everyday expenses. Here’s how:
What if you'd rent? $ 1,000 a month will get you a new, modern, 3 bedroom, 2 bath tenth-floor apartment of about 1,700 square feet with great views of the Pacific Ocean and the beach only steps away. The building I'm thinking of has a doorman, groundskeepers, a huge personal storage room, underground parking, gated with 24 hour guarded security.
But you could LIVE FOR LESS! You could rent a “local”-style apartment for about $450 per month. This would get you roughly 650 square feet in an older building. And that would still keep your cost-of-living, including housing, to less than $1,500 a month