You can still receive your Social Security "retirement" benefits if you move to Panama. But beware that some Social Security disability benefits will stop if you move overseas.
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There aren’t many American-trained doctors in Mexico because there are several Mexican doctors who are really, really, very well-trained. In fact, good Mexican doctors go to the States and serve over there, ... Read more
The customs can be different from one place to another in Nicaragua. To do business in Managua can be different from how you do business in Granada. Here in Granada, we still believe that things should be done e... Read more
Should I keep my US bank , brokerage, investment, IRA, or retirement account if I move to Panama?
This, like many other questions posed on this site and others, has many answers, none right or w... Read more
An English-speaking doctor is only one important factor to consider in terms of access to health care.
Other important things to consider ARE:
1. Finding a doctor that kee... Read more
The price of food in San Miguel de Allende is so much less expensive than in the US.
One of the first things that I noticed when I moved here almost 10 years ago was how good everything tasted.&... Read more
The cost of living in San Miguel varies as it does in any town/city.
If you want to live within walking distance of the jardin (the very epicenter) it is going to be more pricey, of course. ... Read more
In the current market of 2019, housing market is such that it might be wise to purchase a home versus building since the home values have had a significant drop due to political unrest of 2018. Rental market is tenant... Read more
Due to the political unrest that started in 2018, the housing market has seen a drop in value from 30 to 50 percent. We are starting to see a steady but slow growth in real estate purchase from SJDS to Granada and Leo... Read more
There are a few well trained Dentists in town of Granada, we also have some great Dr. like Dr. Blanco who is Cuban that provides excellent medical care at a fraction of US medical care. We have gone several times to D... Read more
In Mexico City, there are two Catholic parishes that offer mass in English on Sundays. One is at St. Patrick's Parish near the American School and the ABC Hospital. However, the mass that has more peop... Read more
Yes there are crimes in San Miguel, just as there are in the US. HOWEVER, crimes in Mexico are NOT investigated or handled in the same manner as they are in the US. I know a close family friend who has been... Read more