Why THIS PLACE is BETTER THAN MEXICO for Retirees & Expats! (You can get a real residency visa!)

Amelia and JP VLOG 274: After hearing about the Mexico perpetual tourist visa changes from several people who live in Mexico, we wanted to share why we think Ecuador might be a better option.

If you’re on a tight budget and don’t qualify for a Mexico temporary residency visa, you may want to consider Ecuador, instead.

The monthly income requirement for an Ecuador temporary residency visa, as well as a permanent residency visa is only $400 (as of 2021) with no additional savings requirement. That means most expat retirees living on social security will qualify for a visa in Ecuador.

CORRECTION: The Mexico residency visas require monthly income OR savings. Not both. We’re not Mexico visa experts and we made a mistake. Lo siento mucho! However, this doesn’t change the fact that a lot of retired expats won’t qualify for a visa in Mexico, while Ecuador only requires $400/month in income for the pensioner visa.

Here’s our last Cost of Living video showing you what your quality of life will look like on the average social security check.

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