Since COVID-19 came on to the scene, traffic to our blog has increased substantially. In the last 72 hours alone, this site has logged over 51,000 pageviews. That’s a lot of traffic for a hobby blog that doesn’t advertise.
Our web traffic is not the only thing that’s up. So are the number of emails that we receive from readers. Way up!
To give you some background, we normally receive about 600-1000 emails a month. This month we’re on track to dwarf those numbers.
The majority of the emails are from Americans and Canadians who are writing us to ask specific questions about moving to Mexico. In the process, most share some background information about themselves and their reasons for considering a move to Mexico.
Typically the reasons given are what you would expect: Mexico’s low cost of living, affordable healthcare, amazing beaches and nice weather etc.
But lately, a new reason has moved to the forefront: COVID-19 derailed their previous retirement plans.
Some people even wrote that they had never considered retiring in Mexico before the arrival of the virus; however, that all changed when they suddenly found themselves either unemployed or with a large portion of their retirement nest egg gone. Now they’re exploring the option of retiring outside of their home country in order to make their limited remaining funds go further.
The majority of the emails were from people who said that they were already planning to retire in Mexico and that all the virus did was move up their timetable. Basically, the ‘life is short so enjoy it while you can’ approach to retirement planning.
Judging by all the traffic we’re getting lately, I think it’s safe to assume that more people than just the ones who wrote us are thinking about moving to Mexico.
Your Chance to Share
I’m curious what the rest of our readers have to say on the subject. If you’d like to weigh in on this topic or share how COVID-19 has affected your retirement plans, feel free to do so in the comments section.
Let’s Wrap This Up
Only time will tell if this pandemic causes more Americans and Canadians to choose Mexico as their retirement home, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it does. Mexico is a great place to retire for a long list of reasons. And I should know. My wife and I retired to Mexico almost five years ago.
And in case you’re wondering — we’ve never regretted that decision even once in all these years.
Well, until next time! Stay safe and stay healthy!