The best-kept secret of affordable retirement lies abroad. Make it happen!

Americans seeking retirement usually turn to a couple of popular destinations within the U.S. But the best-kept secret for affordable retirement lies abroad. Rosarito, Baja California, known for its beautiful beaches, coastal climate, and unbelievable cuisine, has become one of the most popular destinations for retirees in the past decade. With some planning, this magical city can stretch your money further than any in the U.S.

How Americans Can Retire in Baja
How Americans Can Retire in Baja

Rosarito’s vibrant culture has attracted a large community of Americans looking to retire. Due to its proximity to the U.S. border—a short 40-minute drive—it is easy to visit the U.S. and stay connected with loved ones.

The Rosarito beaches are among some of the most beautiful in all of Mexico, showcasing the vast blue Pacific Ocean. Almost perfect weather that rarely drops below 50 degrees makes it a vacation or retirement spot you can call home. Rosarito and Ensenada are known worldwide for having some of the most spectacular fresh seafood, including local lobster, shrimp, and fish. And by driving 30 minutes East, you’ll find the Valle de Guadalupe with its world-class wineries and Michelin-star restaurants

It’s hard to resist this beach lifestyle, but many don’t realize how much more Rosarito offers. Due to foreign exchange rates, retirees live comfortably in Rosarito for as little as $2,500 per month. Food and other essential needs are drastically less expensive than in the U.S. This has allowed many Americans to enjoy the Mexican lifestyle.