Californians are relocating to Mexico to combat cost of living

,news nation) – As inflation skyrockets and the housing market plummets, some Americans are packing up their homes and relocating south of the border.

according to Los Angeles AlmanacThe average cost of a home in Los Angeles County is over $860,000, and it doesn’t get more affordable to rent in the Golden State.

Real estate experts and Mexican homeowners confirm that more Americans are picking up and moving south of the border to cope with the cost of living,

“I’ve become more Mexican than American these days,” said Megan Beck, who lives in Rosarito, Mexico.

Beck called his living conditions the “Mexican-American dream”. Originally from Nebraska, Beck and her husband built a house in Rosarito, Mexico, which is about 30 miles south of San Diego.

“I’ve been able to build a house from the ground up. I couldn’t stand it there. It was getting so crazy,” Beck said.

Zachary Solomon currently lives in San Francisco, but has an eye on the Mexican housing market as well – his father and brother already live there.

“It’s almost a no brainer for me,” Solomon said. “And that’s it, I have to persuade my partner to go there.”

Affecting the migration of Americans is the huge difference in cost of living between the two countries.

numbioThe world’s largest cost of living database helps people calculate the difference in the cost of food, utilities, childcare and other necessities of life.

Site wise one bedroom apartment in San Diego It costs $2,597 per month to rent. In TijuanaMexico rents a similar sized one bedroom apartment for $617 per month.

condo complexes, such as “La Jolla ExcellenceIn Rosarito, Baja California, south of Tijuana, are advertising directly to Americans. Just 24 miles south of the border, the complex offers luxury villas and condos with beach views and access. Promotional videos in English tell Americans it can “make dreams a reality.”

Also offers a blog on differences in website cost of living in mexico vs usaTrying to persuade Americans who are considering the move.

Some Americans living in Mexico said those considering relocating can crunch the numbers to see if the move is right for them.

“Just try it, you know, like coming down, different pairs coming in on weekends or weekdays. Feel it — the vibe down here — because a lot of people fall in love,” Beck said.

Of course, the law of supply and demand also exists in Mexico, and Fermin Kim King, president of the Real Estate Association of Tijuana, says housing costs in the city are rising as more and more Americans migrate to live there.

He said the price of low- and middle-income housing has gone up by 30% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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