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Why Californians Are Fleeing To Mexico

  • Published on Sep 30, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • In 2021, over 360,000 people left California in what many are calling The California Exodus. But a rising number of them are migrating out of the country all together and instead, heading south to Mexico to escape rising housing prices, traffic and expensive healthcare.
    Take a closer look at David and Travis' lives in Mexico: / caféconlechetravels
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    Why Californians Are Fleeing To Mexico

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  • Axel Rosete
    Axel Rosete Year ago +2134

    As a Mexican that used to live in Mexico City, I can agree that foreigners living in Mexico are raising rent and property prices overall. My wife and I rented a small loft in a "share living" building. Our rent was around 475 USD a month, with internet, water, electricity and gas included. It may seem quite cheap for someone earning in USD, however, to put things into perspective, rent was equivalent to over a third of our household income. Even though we considered ourselves lucky to have found that loft, it still made daily living with other expenses quite difficult. This is because the city, or at least the good, interesting and touristy parts, are built for foreigners, not locals. This makes life difficult to enjoy for the average Mexican that maybe earns around 350 USD a month.

    • Jasmine Payne1
      Jasmine Payne1 Year ago +147

      I live in Florida and this happening to us😥Rent a year ago was the most $500 now it has sky rocketed to $1000 and higher.

    • Monge Luna
      Monge Luna Year ago +95

      @Jasmine Payne1 gentrifications the name of the game

    • Jasmine Payne1
      Jasmine Payne1 Year ago +26

      @Monge Luna Well not the area where i was living but there definitely is gentrification going on.

    • Monge Luna
      Monge Luna Year ago +54

      @Jasmine Payne1 its not visible until theyve driven most of the former tenants and landowners out

  • Lundun Goth
    Lundun Goth Year ago +849

    It’s important to remember that Mexico is a wealthy country - just all the wealth is directly at the top and leaves close to nothing for the majority. The US is heading towards this.

    • SmileyFace WithSunglasses
      SmileyFace WithSunglasses Year ago +28


    • ZzzzzzAsleep
      ZzzzzzAsleep Year ago +13

      Thank you.

    • Peppy Pepe’s Fam
      Peppy Pepe’s Fam Year ago +11

      So true

    • Paul L
      Paul L Year ago +21

      U dont know the definition of a “wealthy” country…like every single country in the world,they would all be considered “wealthy” according to your definition….corruption exists everywhere..of course, the top people of every country will be super rich…mexico might be a “wealthy” country in terms of natural resources or what not,but if u mean “wealthy” in terms of gdp..then mexico is a 2nd world at best,perhaps even a 3rd world country

    • HamzerPanzer
      HamzerPanzer Year ago +51

      @Paul L They are just on the brink of a second world country at the very worst, don't exaggerate

  • Lidabear
    Lidabear Year ago +1040

    Gentrification is a major issue. Won’t be surprised to hear about protests happening once locals are getting pushed out by American immigration

    • yana
      yana Year ago +26


    • Tora Hibiki
      Tora Hibiki Year ago +80

      You cant buy land in panama no more. A 300² meters lot is like $18k usd. Thank you very much Americans.

  • Anahi Camacho
    Anahi Camacho 7 months ago +214

    As a Mexican, I see this problem not only along the border but also in major Mexican cities. The problem is that a lot of these Americans don't even bother to understand Mexican culture and feel entitled to what they have only because they're "contributing their dollars to the economy." But they really are driving rent prices up, and sometimes without even paying taxes. It's gentrification and there's no nice way to put it.

    • Sonic Miku
      Sonic Miku 7 months ago +26

      Have an American who moved out of South Texas, I had my same view when Latinos cross the border illegally into our country, a big population did the exact same thing so I don't see what the complaining is about. However I apologize that ignorant Americans are treating you like that. Hopefully our relationship will be better.

    MANIAC Year ago +61

    What I hate most about this is that they don't call themselves 'illegals' or 'immigrants' rather 'digital nomad' or 'expat' because of the negative connotation, yet fail to see the hypocrisy.

    • Hedonist Heathen
      Hedonist Heathen 23 days ago +12

      Maybe because they got a visa. Well you have to have a visa to be in Mexico for more than two-three days.

    • Hedonist Heathen
      Hedonist Heathen 23 days ago +10

      Also I doubt Mexico would give them welfare & such like the US.

    • Mei Xing Profit
      Mei Xing Profit 13 days ago +4

      Maybe the Visa that they required and the fact that they pay their own rent and pay for their own food might also be reasons.

  • Marco Ible
    Marco Ible 20 days ago +3

    "I grew up along the border in El Paso, Texas. The idea that Americans are living in Mexico isn’t something new nor strange. I remember my best friend in middle school lived across the border and had to commute daily. My coworker in college also lived in Mexico. Lots of people have their own stories and reasons, but there are thousands of Americans in Mexico." The energy in this video is contagious. I'm hyped!

  • Snowy Tyler
    Snowy Tyler Year ago +1705

    This is wild. This is what happened to the small town I grew up in. A lot of wealthy New Yorkers wanted summer/weekend homes and now I could never afford to love there. My parents bought our house for 18,000 and the last time it sold for a million dollars. It’s crazy to imagine.

      SHINIGAMIX Year ago +74

      Exactly this happens so much to many of us In the hood or ghetto

    • Loren Hellraiser
      Loren Hellraiser Year ago +67

      @SHINIGAMIX Except that most people in the Ghetto are renters, not homeowners...so they can't really do much to oppose it. However, in the countryside, they let it happen until they can't.

    • Cheef Queef
      Cheef Queef Year ago +7

      @SHINIGAMIX Yeah, the welfare office LMAO

    • solecito
      solecito Year ago +3

      What town is that

      SHINIGAMIX Year ago +30

      @Loren Hellraiser but rent goes up regardless, you might as well paid for the house . With the type of mortgages that are given.

  • Ana Torres
    Ana Torres Year ago +451

    This happened in some towns in Dominican Republic, they were fishing towns, beautiful beaches, but of course the government let richer immigrants build hotels, open stores, restaurants, and houses. All the locals were kicked out. While many countries are paradise and affordable for foreigners, the locals are barely making it

    • Katalina Brigitte
      Katalina Brigitte Year ago +57

      Happening to Native Hawaiians as well. 😪

    • Vegas Element
      Vegas Element Year ago +1

      What neighborhoods are those in D.R.?

    • Jerry Kobylt
      Jerry Kobylt Year ago +15

      In the Dominican Republic, the locals are so f'n lazy that if a door knob falls off a door it will stay there on the ground until the building collapses. Theres a reason they're poor.

  • AndromedaMarina
    AndromedaMarina Year ago +298

    As a mexican engineer who had to leave Mexico in search of a better-paying job, I found out that in OK most jobs offered are blue collar manual labor. Still, we moved there and took the jobs. Life turned out to be very different from what we expected, with bad quality health and education systems, expensive, heavy on politics, military mindset and weapons. To learn that the same US citizens who refuse to fill these manual labor jobs in their own country will be raising the cost of living back in my country is hard to digest.

    • Sha C
      Sha C Year ago +23

      Most of our produce stems from Mexico and illegals picking in farms here in America because most Americans don't want to pick fruit!
      Me, I love gardening and wouldn't mind helping on the field, but it's hard to find this work since the illegals are doing it or may be private American run places
      Most Americans that discriminate Mexicans simply have no idea that they're the ones responsible for putting some/ most of the produce on their plate

    • Joshua Jensen
      Joshua Jensen Year ago +30

      @Sha C So you want to continue the exploitation of labor while undermining the sovereignty of a nation for cheap produce? I'm sorry but Americans can pick the fruit on their farms. We don't need greedy businesses taking advantage of cheap labor. We will gladly pay higher prices and develop new technology to automate the process.

    • Joshua Jensen
      Joshua Jensen Year ago +23

      @Sha C The exploitation of labor and evasion of taxes must stop. We must take care of our own country and maintain our national sovereignty and in turn, our own destiny as a people.

  • T
    T 8 months ago +16

    I grew up along the border in El Paso, Texas. The idea that Americans are living in Mexico isn’t something new nor strange. I remember my best friend in middle school lived across the border and had to commute daily. My coworker in college also lived in Mexico. Lots of people have their own stories and reasons, but there are thousands of Americans in Mexico.

    • ashraf awan
      ashraf awan 2 days ago

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  • Andrew j
    Andrew j Year ago +300

    This happened all over the world, my country's case is Bali, where locals are outpriced mainly by Australians. Noetheless, tourism has lift millions out of poverty

    • Ty Traulich
      Ty Traulich Year ago +11

      So now your country people’s have conveniences but still live in the street?

    • Andrew j
      Andrew j Year ago +19

      @Ty Traulich some pushed further inland, or smaller room for same price

    • Fantazomi .Xroma
      Fantazomi .Xroma Year ago +12

      @Ty Traulich yeah, because wealthier tourists out price the majority of locals. Price increases/inflation is occurring far more rapidly than income raises.

    • Junio Pradana
      Junio Pradana Year ago +2

      @Andrew j who mostly comes from outside the island.

    • Household Dog
      Household Dog Year ago +1

      @Fantazomi .Xroma Which causes a staff shortage. Which increases wages.
      Prices increase yes. But this means more money for local merchants. Which means more spending. More jobs etc etc etc...
      It's pretty simple. Having a ton of wealth, coming into a country is ALWAYS good.
      People tend to overthink when they talk about economics.

  • YJ B
    YJ B 9 months ago +14

    There's basically 3 things that folks are looking for when choosing to move somewhere... 1. Employment 2. Cost of living. 3. Weather. The weaker of any, or all 3 of those, the cheaper the housing. As soon as any of those 3 ramp up somewhere, say Austin, the faster the cost of housing rises. There are so many places to live in the US in which the weather is acceptable, same with cost of living, but where do you work? For those that can dial it in, you have it best. For the rest of us, it may be a struggle resembling poverty. Down here in Georgia, the area 75 miles south of Atlanta, down to the Florida line is very affordable, and lovely year-round weather, but poor selection of good-paying jobs. Didn't used to be that way in the 60's and 70's. Minimum wage bought you a lot more in terms of necessities like housing and food.

  • TheHealingQueenSV🤍
    TheHealingQueenSV🤍 Year ago +2934

    I cross the border often and the biggest problem is when the locals in the tourist areas are losing business because of the Americans taking over with their own businesses. They invest with other Americans instead of Mexicans and it really hurts the Mexican economy and creates a bigger disparity. It's sad.

    • Diesel 24
      Diesel 24 Year ago +262

      Duh "Americans" even though Mexicans are also Americans have always took advantage of the poorer countries than get angry when they migrate to the u.s lol

    • Jay D
      Jay D Year ago +139

      Soooo basically the exact same thing that happens in the US...can't say that just a couple of minutes into this video, this wasn't one of the first things I thought was gonna be an issue. Also, the 1st two individuals you interviewed this thing are internet content creators...? 🤨 Really? So not, like, an average American or American couple that has a more normal or average job, huh...? Well, ok then...guess I'll just imagine I can relate to their plight here in the US. 🙄

    • DJ_26
      DJ_26 Year ago +152

      No different than Mexicans coming to America. So it’s a balance

    • TheHealingQueenSV🤍
      TheHealingQueenSV🤍 Year ago +272

      @DJ_26 there is a big difference. The US is a 1st world country and Mexico is a 2nd world country. Taxes aren't the same. Rules and regulations are completely different in both countries, not to mention the cartels who take over your business. In Mexico you can't be an immigrant and ask for a loan from the bank, you have to be a citizen to even purchase any property. You don't see children in the US who live in poverty risking their lives on the streets blowing fire out of their mouths just to make a few pennies like Mexican children do. There's so much I can discuss on how different it really is. US citizens going to Mexico just to save money and Mexican citizens going to the US to make any money, there's a difference.

    • DJ_26
      DJ_26 Year ago +40

      @TheHealingQueenSV🤍 I get your cry. I don’t agree with neither but hey both are happening

  • lorsange 1
    lorsange 1 11 months ago +177

    As a mexican living near to the minimum wage (here in Mexico), I would also love to live in a cheaper place and profit from the locals as well.

    • nerval
      nerval 7 months ago +5

      Pues puedes ir a vivir a cuacamaya en Lázaro cárdenas Michoacán, allá es muy barato todo 👍

    • El Guerio
      El Guerio 7 months ago +2

      pues migrate a Venezuela wey.

    • Jonathan Lara
      Jonathan Lara 7 months ago +2

      @El Guerio En realidad el chiste sería que los extranjeros apoyen a la economía nacional gastando en lo producido aquí, para que la entrada de capital sea buena y apoye a la economía al mismo tiempo. Si sólo vienen y gastan en cosas producidas allá, afectará a la economía aún más.

    • Jorge Sánchez
      Jorge Sánchez 7 months ago +1

      @Jonathan Lara Pero no puedes obligar a nadie a comprar o consumir sólo comercio local. Yo soy de Monterrey y no me gusta comprar ciertas cosas en mercados o comercios locales, prefiero hacerlo en supermercados.

  • Krista Stubbs
    Krista Stubbs 10 months ago +30

    I understand how the native Mexicans feel. I live in Everett Washington (30 miles north of Seattle) and the city population was already exploding because of Boeing, Amazon and other companies luring people to the area. Then a record amount of people moved here from places they were being priced out of during the pandemic. People working remotely for higher wages then most of the people here were earning. Prices were already sharply rising to insane amounts. Add in those that chose to offer rentals thru AirBnB to get the amount of rent in a weekend that they used to get in a month, inflation and even more people moving to the area and now whole families that were born and raised here, have been priced out of their homes and are technically homeless, some stay long term in hotels (when they can afford them) or if lucky they bought used RVs. However, now spaces are limited in RV lots and the prices on those have also gone up with strict rules on how old your RV is. There's virtually nowhere to park where they won't be made to move every couple of days and restrictions on where you can park them. RVs also have their own set of problems, from sewer/water and (in some cases) electrical access to the price of the gas to move them, safety, storage, etc. Some families live in their cars and there are very few places for them to safely park overnight as well. Not to mention the 2,000 + homeless addicts or those with untreated mental disorders that already roamed the highway between here and Seattle. There is very little help for anybody at this point and subsidized housing wait lists are several years long. Just the other day I saw a headline that read that in order to afford a home in Seattle, one would need a salary of $205,000 a year. Everett is not Seattle, yet, but it's not too far behind. I understand that opportunity brought people here but they brought their problems with them. People here used to help one another, now you could be holding jumper cables and a $20 bill and it will still be a while before someone will jumpstart your car. It won't cost them more than a couple of minutes and they get something for their trouble, yet they will still ignore you or say no.I used to love it here now I wish I could afford to leave. At the same time I worry that I would be contributing to another city ending up the same way, where others have to leave a place they loved because they no longer can afford to stay. The cycle would continue and the misery wouldn't disappear it would only transfer.

      ROBERT DELROSSO Month ago +1

      I agree with what you say, but you need to divide that comment into separate paragraphs to make it easier to read!

    • Ricky Jackson
      Ricky Jackson Month ago

      Come to Tennessee and you can live free and happy especially in the country.

    • Chill Will
      Chill Will Month ago

      @Ricky Jackson Think again buddy, TN is being overrun too. Nashville is almost impossible with traffic anymore. Retiring Boomers are snapping up any empty land for their retirement homes.

    • QB
      QB Month ago

      ​@Ricky JacksonYou must not care too much about your state. Why would you _invite_ people that _willingly_ voted again and again and again to completely and utterly decimate their cities and state to live where you live?
      Again, you don't love or respect Tennessee.

    • ashraf awan
      ashraf awan 2 days ago

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  • Nancy Chace
    Nancy Chace 10 months ago +52

    Happening in many places in the US as well. People with $ and high paying jobs, especially work-from-home, can pay higher prices, pricing locals or anyone else out of the market. Retirees are especially impacted.

    • Double_Joseph
      Double_Joseph 8 months ago +3

      That’s literally not how it works. Mortgage interest rates were at all time lows. Everyone was buying house 10-15 offers on garbage properties. The entire US home prices were inflated because people were getting so many offers. Getting so tired of these type of comments. People leaving California is not the reason your state or country is more expensive lol

    • Pete Busch
      Pete Busch 2 months ago +1

      Having to pay for people that don't work is expensive. The answer is everyone needs to go back to work.

  • PsyRen
    PsyRen Year ago +81

    I grew up in the Bay Area...so the chaos was normal to me. But after leaving, moving to Oregon, and returning to CA about a year later...the traffic was literal insanity! I could not believe how much growth had happened in only a year!

    • Benjamin Gustafson
      Benjamin Gustafson 11 months ago +1

      As a native Oregonian, I both hate you and love you right now. As an Oregonian yeah I think I can afford property/housing here, you moving here (although you moved back) in part cost me/will cost me maybe 100k in aggregate. To buy my freedom of owning a place of my own.

    • yootoober2009
      yootoober2009 9 months ago +7

      I'm glad I never once considered living in California, visited a few times, got stationed there once...but I chose to retire from the military in Arizona in 1997...first it was fine, i liked the desert and the heat and not much traffic, but home called me so i moved back to the Philippines and quite glad I an missing all the chaos brought on by modern American lifestyle and the hateful society the Orange toddler president fomented...

    • Jordan Johnson
      Jordan Johnson 8 months ago +1

      Nah. Not the traffic was literal insanity! Not “the traffic was literal insanity!” /

  • Mr Bannana
    Mr Bannana 8 months ago +1020

    As a mexican i want to make a serious petition to all americans that plan to live here: please support local businesses, if you are living here dont buy groceries on walmart or big supermarkets, dont buy food to mcdonalls or big fast food chains, we are recieving you with open arms, at least do this for us, thank you

    • Jorge Sánchez
      Jorge Sánchez 7 months ago +61

      Yo también soy mexicano pero cada quien puede decidir en donde comprar y donde consumir, no los puedes obligar a comprar sólo en comercios locales.

    • Chr1st1an O.📿
      Chr1st1an O.📿 7 months ago +6


    • Mariano Dasein
      Mariano Dasein 7 months ago +25

      Tampoco es como que ayude mucho porque ahora los comercios locales van a subir sus precios, es el problema de la gentrificación. Mejor que paguen sus impuestos, su visa de trabajo y que el gobierno regule las rentas, es la única opción viable para no darnos en la madre.

    • Dahezu
      Dahezu 7 months ago +22

      @Jorge Sánchezno los podemos obligar, pero eso lo mínimo que pueden hacer si no pagan impuestos, aparte de contar con un salario mayor que el promedio de mexicanos

  • Magarita Avila
    Magarita Avila Year ago +4772

    To the senior citizens like me who doesn't have any savings and depend only on our $900 SS income, Mexico is a great option to avoid homelessness.
    With $200 I cover housing and utilities in a nice 2 bedroom apartment.
    The rest is for medical, dental, food, travel and entertainment. Such a wonderful life style that I could not enjoy in the USA.

    • Nikolai Evans
      Nikolai Evans Year ago +197

      Yeah but what about the crime plus guns are banned

    • SaL
      SaL Year ago +117

      $700 dlls cover food, gas, entertainment, travel ?? WTF?? You can't be serious.

    • el jefe
      el jefe Year ago +319

      @SaL yes. 14 000 pesos. Twice an average wage.

    • David Caceros
      David Caceros Year ago +393

      @SaL in Mexico and all around latin america. $700 month is a lot of money

  • Mthusiast Media
    Mthusiast Media Year ago +36

    I actually like this idea minus the impact to the local economy. I hope those who do relocate, do choose to really support the local culture and economy.
    I know this is a small part of this video but I used to live and work in NYC and would always hear about these LA rent prices and insane cost of living from coworkers and it just never seemed bad to me lol. It was almost a competition to see who was more miserable. "Oh nooooo. You don't understand. I'm paying $1100 for a 1br in Redondo but I do have a view of the beach". Meanwhile, I'm paying 3X that in NYC and have a scenic alley view from my bathroom lol.
    At 4:26, those gentlemen say they were paying $1600 for a 1BR apt. Relatively speaking, that's a deal. In 2016, in Brooklyn, I was paying $1200 for a bedroom lol. Not the whole apt. 2017 I moved into a 900sf 2br 2 bath apt for $2650 plus $600 for building fees and $175 per parking space. Now in 2022 I live in Charlotte, NC and pay $2175 for a 2br townhome(rowhouse) with a 1 car garage. It's on the outskirts of town, quiet area, pretty average. I was thinking this was absurd but after months of searching, this was one of the best deals around. 1br in my community starts at $1700. In Charlotte. Then you have to have a car because nothing down here is walkable and public transportation is severely outpaced by Charlotte's growth so there are buses in a small portion of the inner-city and a lightrail.
    National averages for rent just hit $2k. Just saying, $1600 in NoHo..... lol. They are winning but if you cut that in half, why not.

  • nathan vega
    nathan vega Year ago +79

    I live in Texas and the amount of people that started to move here because the housing market was cheap has done nothing but increase the market. Renting prices have gone up, at one time you could easily get a nice home 4 bedrooms at 2 hundred thousand. Same homes now 3 hundred thousand. Condo complexes all over houston now. Gentrification all over the place. It's becoming a bit much

    • Aisha Abdi
      Aisha Abdi Year ago +2

      DFW we could get the older homes at 99,000 in 2008. Those are now 350K!!! It's nuts. We have to support ny parents or they'd be homeless. They've lived in their places for years but every year it goes up. My dad moved here in 2008 and paid $450/month for his one bedroom. Now it is $1000/month!! He is on S.S. and is really struggling. The place is a cheap apartment. It isn't a luxury place.

    • ayuana bradford
      ayuana bradford Year ago +3

      This just shows we all about to be out on the streets unless your a millionaire lol 😂

    • GI Jada
      GI Jada Year ago +1

      Gentrification isn’t an issue. It’s helped revitalize many parts of Houston people wouldn’t consider living in the 90’s. My homes values has shot up. Many of us who were raised in poverty now have been lifted. You only get “displaced” when you don’t own your home. But y’all don’t wanna have that conversation… ☕️

    • nathan vega
      nathan vega Year ago +5

      @GI Jada I disagree with that. I use to work in the heights before the whole "revitalization " very Hispanic area at the time. Not anymore, company I worked for closed, the new clientele in the area slowed the business. 3rd ward is changing, acres home is changing, 5th ward is changing. Some people do own their homes. But what do you do when you live in poverty or right above the line then all of a sudden a developer buys the house next door, destroys it and puts a 3 to 4 hundred thousand dollar home? Then another and another? Is designed to make people move out, do you think they can afford the property taxes? And selling isn't always an option either. Housing market went up so you sell to get into a house that costs more than it's worth and not be able to afford it? I get calls and texts every single day about selling the house I live in. It's not for sale, I like my neighborhood, I like the people in my neighborhood. But guess what, the heights have no more room to build. So now it's headed to my area. Older houses built on huge lots. You run out the people, you run out the culture that made up the area. Hell the people in the heights tried to sue Laredo taco because of the smoke from the cooking. Laredo has been there since the 80s, those 4 storied town homes haven't been there 10 years. Tried to do the same thing to turkey hut and these are stables to Houston, both define the area they are in but they don't "fit in" with the new population surrounding them. Revitalization is just a nice word to say gentrification, a nice way of saying relocating what isn't desired around them.

  • Mega
    Mega 2 months ago +3

    Hey Mexico, join the club. This has been going on for many years in the USA. I live in central California and people from the San Francisco Bay area have been moving into the central valley for years due to the lower cost of living. This has been causing the prices of housing to increase greatly. We've been feeling the squeeze for a very long time. People in Oregon complain about the same thing. People in Washington are saying the same thing. Prices or everything California are too expensive. It's nearly impossible to live.

  • Marvin
    Marvin Year ago +182

    I'm wondering, if those people that can't or don't want to afford, living in California, will still drive over there and vote for the very people who got them to the point that they had to leave?

    • Damien Knudson
      Damien Knudson Year ago +18

      They don't have to drive up there. They will just get an absentee ballot and still vote, without even living there. If they work there (even remotely), and pray taxes, they will still vote.

    • 8th House Alchemist
      8th House Alchemist Year ago +52

      Most people aren't affiliated with either Party! People with common sense understand NO POLITICAL PARTY will save you! If you can't see they are both corrupt and serving Corporate interests you are a fool. It's just a bunch of finger pointing that's going nowhere. Enough of these stupid political BS.

    • Marvin
      Marvin Year ago +1

      @8th House Alchemist oh Boy, that sounds grim. Sounds like all hope is lost, so what’s left to do when you get to that point of realizing that voting won’t do anything anymore?

    • APlaceHolder BPlaceHolder
      APlaceHolder BPlaceHolder Year ago +3

      Speaking of Austin Texas. Turning into a city of make believe.

    • nymike06
      nymike06 Year ago +1

      Mail in Ballots

  • Sergio Jimenez
    Sergio Jimenez 8 months ago +16

    I really hope the mexican government does something or buy/rent a house for locals will become impossible.

  • Antonio
    Antonio Year ago +511

    Well this seems pretty problematic…
    I can see the Mexican and local governments allowing this for economic reasons (even if they don’t pay taxes, they spend money on Mexican businesses, which generates substantial tax revenue by itself on top of direct foreign investment of sorts), but this definitely won’t continue forever, especially once local politics catches up and Mexican voters start getting outraged. These people are basically recreating the very problems that led them to flee California, but in Mexico. They are now the rich pricing the average people out of their homes. Except in this case, the wealthy aren’t even citizens and likely aren’t interested in becoming naturalized due to their home country’s labor laws. It’ll be interesting to see how things play out over the next 15 years’ time.

    • scottyflintstone
      scottyflintstone Year ago +55

      Mexico should take steps to protect their citizens. But if they don't, I have little sympathy

    • Magneticitist
      Magneticitist Year ago +112

      Mexico needs to put up a wall

    • El Dromedario
      El Dromedario Year ago +7

      @Magneticitist jajaajaja

    • Crazemate
      Crazemate Year ago +51

      @Magneticitist make Mexico great again 🤓

  • TJ Martin
    TJ Martin Year ago +737

    I like how they conveniently ignore the crime open drug use and homelessness for reasons why people are leaving California

    • Mopes27
      Mopes27 Year ago +68

      It correlates to the same things if you trace back the root cause. Drug addiction and homelessness is a societal issue, and the society that is their every day reality is that of inequality and unaffordable living. Which is why they drink and do drugs and can’t afford an apartment to begin with.

    • Fresh Impact Co.
      Fresh Impact Co. Year ago +16

      They did mention rising crime, but homelessness was definitely ignored.

    • staninjapan07
      staninjapan07 Year ago +42

      Also the woke attitude (which, in part at least, contributes to the things you mentioned) went unsaid.
      I stopped watching when, at about 50 seconds, the narrator failed to mention that as the main cause.
      This is not to suggest that all Californians are woke, it goes without saying.

  • Hewon Vervault
    Hewon Vervault Year ago +6

    It can be one among many examples of population migration seen throughout the world since globalization. Two Frenchies among the group of six Frenchies in my late husband's circle, males, have moved to China (married to a relatively wealthy Chinese girl each), and I think that's not an exception. It's up to the governments if they will place priority on the rights of the citizens or on the rights dictated by the amount of money one has. Don't forget to include natural disaster risks when you choose housing. Would the idea be viable, that double or multiple nationalities pay taxes on all nations in which they're registered, whether it's for a foreign company or not, the essence of taxes being the participation for the running of the society linked with our existence as a national.

  • Shantel Alto
    Shantel Alto 17 days ago

    "I grew up along the border in El Paso, Texas. The idea that Americans are living in Mexico isn’t something new nor strange. I remember my best friend in middle school lived across the border and had to commute daily. My coworker in college also lived in Mexico. Lots of people have their own stories and reasons, but there are thousands of Americans in Mexico." I'm so impressed by their commitment to the game. True dedication. it's ok

  • xxBoxofMuffinsxx
    xxBoxofMuffinsxx Year ago +15

    I have some extended family living in Mexico who are from extremely luxurious communities even by San Diego, CA standards and they choose to live in Mexico City and Cabo San Lucas. While I have been to the ladder and can understand why, even in Tijuana which most people agree isn't a great area, I have found beautiful brick apartments with an outstanding view of the city just 15 minutes from the US border. I was offered $400/mo at the time for rent and was told by my friends that the real price should be $200 but I was getting that due to being white, which I was totally fine with. The same apartment if built on the other side of the border would easily run $2k+/mo. Utilities were included, and internet was an additional $50. The food was better. More people have more activities going in the streets. Cars and gasoline are cheaper. Pretty much everything is cheaper to be fair and the quality of life seems to go up in terms of personal enjoyment even if you aren't surrounded by the most cutting edge modern buildings.

  • Eye On You
    Eye On You 2 months ago

    The video mainly addressed the economics of the situation. I would like to see a video on how well Ameticans are able to adapt to the cultural differences and the language barrier.

  • Tahnaiya
    Tahnaiya Year ago +3764

    Thank you for referring to them as "American immigrants" and not "expats". For some reason when Americans (and other Westerners) migrate to another country, they want to call themselves "expats" but when others migrate to America, they call them immigrants.

    • Derf Raz
      Derf Raz Year ago +212


    • Symonne
      Symonne Year ago +457

      Agreed. They try to make it sound trendy bc westerners put a negative connotation behind “immigrants.”

  • Jenna D
    Jenna D Year ago +15

    Californians and New Yorkers are reaking havoc everywhere now, it used to be gentrification domestically but now they're going international with it. This wouldn't have happened if these residents understood that paying over half their income on rent wasn't sustainable EVER and normalization of that and living paycheck to paycheck to say their live in NYC or LA, was disastrous.

  • Sparky's Malarkey
    Sparky's Malarkey Year ago +14

    I had to make what felt like bad choices about 9 years ago when my mother became bedridden.
    I needed to own a home with no house payments to make it work and Oklahoma City was out of my budget.
    I found property in western Oklahoma that was cheap enough that I am still spending the leftovers of my original budget, 9 years later.
    I love it out here, it is so peaceful and quiet. It turned out to be a blessing, this pandemic would have destroyed my ability to help her in the city.

    • Sparky's Malarkey
      Sparky's Malarkey 8 months ago

      ​@Queen BBeaute I was born in to extreme poverty, I'll do what I please with what I have earned.
      I specifically picked a place where wealthy people do NOT want to live.
      I don't want my property value/taxes to go up.
      Thanks for your concern though.

  • More Cowbell
    More Cowbell 7 months ago +4

    I have lived in CA a couple of different times. Didn't have a bad experience.
    I think at it's core, there isn't enough new housing construction to meet demand. So, prices have climbed for 40 years.

  • Adrián
    Adrián Year ago +23

    Something similar it's happening in my city, Medellin, Colombia. Rentals are getting pretty high in part because of people who comes from the US and Europe, some neighborhood are just not affordable for the local population. There are even restaurants there where they don't even have a menu in Spanish. It's crazy.

    • Ed Dunkle
      Ed Dunkle Year ago +1

      Medellin rocks! The secret is out.

    • Adrián
      Adrián Year ago +4

      @The Karen well, it's complex, in one hand they are bringing money to the city, but in the other hand, housing and restaurants are more expensive, prostitution is far more common now, even under age prostitution... I think tourism is good, but there need to be more regulations to control it.

    • Bill Bunch
      Bill Bunch Year ago +1

      I heard it's dangerous there.

    • St Germain
      St Germain Year ago +1

      @Adrián the rise in prostitution is definitely the worst thing to happen. It’s really sad that if you type Medellin, the top results are “wrong route” videos. Parque Lleras is just a red light district at night now

  • Cynthia nm
    Cynthia nm 7 months ago +11

    Mexico should find a way to collect income tax on these immigrants

  • Luke
    Luke Year ago +1148

    I'm hearing from friends that this migration trend is everywhere. Locals of a tropical island that were once sustained primarily by seasonal tourism are now being gentrified by swarms of remote workers from the states and driven out by the resulting 10x increase in cost of living.

    • Damian Badalamenti
      Damian Badalamenti Year ago +53

      anon google account That's not gonna happen. Phoenix was growing way before the work at home movement

    • RoyRoy
      RoyRoy Year ago +63

      Yeah if i had a remote job id prob move to Puerto Rico- i like the vibes there. And i wouldnt want to be a money leech- id support locals with shops and stuff because thats how everyone benefits.

    • B;7o6
      B;7o6 Year ago +37

      Don’t forget to blame the ones who started all this, not the ones who are just trying to survive.

    • ʻŌiwiKaUka
      ʻŌiwiKaUka Year ago +17

      Sounds like what happened to Hawai’i just after WW2

  • D Moore
    D Moore Year ago +20

    Reminds me of that 2004 movie The Day After Tomorrow. People were trying to get into Mexico from San Diego to escape the freezing climate change in "El Norte". The US government forgave all Latin American debt in exchange for letting US Americans come in freely. Now it's to combat the rise in the cost of living.

    • Tom BeeGeeEye
      Tom BeeGeeEye 9 months ago +1

      Somehow it is freezing in San Diego but habitable in Tijuana. Did the wall keep the cold air in the US.

    • D Moore
      D Moore 9 months ago +1

      @Tom BeeGeeEye I never thought of that. But it's a sci-fi movie, so there you have it. 😂🤣

  • Uriel Aragon
    Uriel Aragon Year ago +317

    I liked the video; however, the fact that no local (low-income) person nor Mexican-American was interviewed says a lot about it as well. I am a Mexican-American, and I finished my primary and secondary education in Oaxaca, Mexico. After graduating community college in the LA area I decided to move to the Tijuana/San Diego area to finish my Bachelors in International Relations. Even though I am living in my country (since I hold Mexican citizenship), I acknowledge that I am also contributing to gentrification. What do I do to really support the local community? I buy in convenience stores, small businesses, rising restaurants that are NOT located in wealthy neighborhoods. Corruption and inequality in Mexico is much greater than in the US, and if the US dollar will remain in wealthy areas across Mexican cities, then “supporting the locals” is a false statement.

    • Jason Lee
      Jason Lee Year ago +9

      I thought about being an expat and living down in Mexico. Like Ixtapa, Cancun or maybe Mazatlan. But then I moved to North Carolina. Don't regret it at all. Glad to be here.

    • Elena Shteiwi
      Elena Shteiwi Year ago +9

      Corruption is just as bad in the US just do some research.

  • nongthip
    nongthip Year ago +40

    I (American) moved to New Zealand in 1992 when the NZD/USD was about 2:1 and could rent a house with sea view for around $500/mo. but now NZ is an expensive place to live. I also lived in Germany for three years relatively cheap (communal house) but when the Euro came in prices effectively doubled. I also "lived" in my camper van in the Australian outback on/off for about 8 years which was relatively cheap and freestyle, with most money going to fuel. Now I've lived in northern Thailand 18 years and it was so cheap (studio apartment in central Chiang Mai $125/mo.) but as with everywhere prices have risen a lot recently, especially this year. But I can still build a guest bungalow on my land for $20k and rent it out for $1k per month. It's increasingly dog-eat-dog survival, even out here on the rice fields.

    • Key Key
      Key Key Year ago

      should've bought that sea view house in 1992 in instead of renting. would probs be worth 5mn+ NZD now

    • Chronometer
      Chronometer Year ago +2

      @Key Key Too late to worry about now

    • edmund mcgrath
      edmund mcgrath Year ago +1

      You should have stayed at The Four Seasons.

  • Jay Gentry
    Jay Gentry 6 months ago +1

    WONDERFUL CONTENT!!! I respect the work you do here mate because you're pointing people in the right direction. Your video has been very engaging and well useful right from the beginning .These are tough times and frankly I appreciate how you discuss global finances in such a delicate way. Business and investment are the best way to make money even under the nose of the pandemic.

    • Stephanie Cook
      Stephanie Cook 6 months ago

      Investing is a stepping stone to success.. You'd be
      absolutely right if you're expecting the government to provide a
      huge waste of time.

    • Javi Castillòn
      Javi Castillòn 6 months ago

      It's time the world should appreciate the development
      of cryptocurrency, because the way it makes good
      returns within a short period of time with a good manager who is experienced and minimize loss..Cryptocurrency makes is so lucrative and profitable.

    • Jorge Carlos
      Jorge Carlos 6 months ago

      Exactly, talking about that, there's a lot of stuffs to invest in .. There's gold, stocks and the rest of them and then there's also Cryptocurrency.
      Investing in stocks in a much brighter idea , don't you think so?

    • Dumo Louis
      Dumo Louis 6 months ago

      2023 online stock is just difficult and unbelievable. People are ignorant of the profitability in Cryptocurrency
      and that had been their major issues limiting their Investment.
      I'd rather invest my money on cryptocurrency rather than going into stocks.

    • Marshal James
      Marshal James 6 months ago

      Stock's are crashing, Bitcoin Investment right now is more profitable, affordable and reliable but one has to be careful enough to avoid unnecessary losses..If you don't know how to trade, get a good trader to help you trade and pay them for their services..
      The choices we make today are great determinants of our financial stability in the future.

  • The Maiden
    The Maiden Year ago +319

    I came very close to being raised in Mexico. My dad was one of the best supervisors at his plant, and his company had another one opening in Mexico City and offered my dad the opportunity to transfer. He really wanted to do it but my mom refused. I have always been drawn to visiting there. My mom had a lot of Mexican friends around in my childhood, too.

    • Daisy Lopez
      Daisy Lopez Year ago +25

      Mexico City is the coolest city in the world! Go check it out 😁

    • Noah Patterson
      Noah Patterson Year ago +2

      U will love Mexico city its one of the best cities on the globe

    • Jennifer Garza
      Jennifer Garza Year ago +3

      Go visit! It’s one of the greatest cities in the world.

    • ayuana bradford
      ayuana bradford Year ago +2

      Guess u be heading back soon lol

    • Jasmine aka BNJA5M1N3
      Jasmine aka BNJA5M1N3 Year ago +4

      If you're not mexican you cannot buy property there. So if anyone on this video said you can buy a condo...not true.

  • LovER-Boi💔
    LovER-Boi💔 Year ago +129

    I recently needed 2 lower molar inlays on my teeth and I live in Los Angeles, the Dentists there were charging me $5,128 for both of them,
    so I went to Tijuana Mexico instead and went to a Holistic Dentristry there and was charged $549 plus $70 for cleaning and consultation..
    my inlays were put with porcelain and I'm completely happy with the Mexican Dentistry.
    No More Dentists in Los Angeles for me ...

    • You are wrong
      You are wrong Year ago +3

      Don’t complain when years down the road that cheap work gets undone and leaves you worse off than before.

    • LovER-Boi💔
      LovER-Boi💔 Year ago +30

      @You are wrong
      Yes.. keep this mentality going...👍
      we wouldn't want to drive up the prices in Mexico from too many people coming in.
      I want to continue benefiting from the best-kept little secret abroad.

    • A Amaro
      A Amaro Year ago +6

      @You are wrong you wish.

    • Jerry Kobylt
      Jerry Kobylt Year ago +1

      Why not? Dr. Toothache needs a 4th Lambo.

  • S Wilhelm
    S Wilhelm Year ago +5

    That was just a superb analysis and compilation of the many facets of this issue. Well done!

  • Russ Carreon
    Russ Carreon 18 days ago

    "I grew up along the border in El Paso, Texas. The idea that Americans are living in Mexico isn’t something new nor strange. I remember my best friend in middle school lived across the border and had to commute daily. My coworker in college also lived in Mexico. Lots of people have their own stories and reasons, but there are thousands of Americans in Mexico." I'm so impressed by their commitment to the game. True dedication. good luck CNN continues

    LA MODÉLISTE Year ago +1

    I wish I could visit Mexico. It’s such a beautiful country

  • FWCRompia Inc. B3
    FWCRompia Inc. B3 6 days ago

    "It’s important to remember that Mexico is a wealthy country - just all the wealth is directly at the top and leaves close to nothing for the majority. The US is heading towards this." I agree 🤩

  • Karla britfeld
    Karla britfeld Year ago +937

    We are getting screwed in the USA for cost of health insurance, housing, food, cars. I applaud anyone who is able to get the hell out of this pit and start a good life somewhere where the cost of living doesn't leave you having to live in the streets.

    • Patrick Underwood
      Patrick Underwood Year ago +50

      Yeah, if the US doesn’t get rid of the separating zoning laws and single family zoning their birth rate probably won’t return to replacement.

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      Kunal Rathod Year ago


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    • Phil Schiavone
      Phil Schiavone Year ago +12

      They key is not to move into an expat area. I have a house in Guadalajara. I can drive to Lake Chapala if I want a $5 coffee. But I am happy to walk my neighborhood and enjoy the leisure lifestyle in a small suburban town.

    • Stephanie Ellison
      Stephanie Ellison Year ago +34

      That's what I did, in 2018, when I fled for India, where I have ancestral and cultural links to this homeland. I feel like India is an ancestral homeland for me.
      The problem is plain and simple the White Man. The White Man is the one who cuts hours, wages, benefits, outsources jobs, doesn't provide training for entry-level technical jobs, forces people to work unnatural hours, AND raises the cost of living for everyone else, and he does this to his own people, even. He makes the rest of us whiteys look bad.

  • Liberty
    Liberty Year ago +13

    I was born and raised in California. My parents were working class and we had a decent upbringing. I was born in Santa Clara and my parents moved around California quite a bit for work. We lived in Sacramento, Tahoe, Cameron Park, Elk Grove, Pleasanton, Campbell, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Aptos, LA, San Diego, Redding, and San Jose. So I've seen pretty much every part/area of California. I spent a long time in the US ARMY and got the PRIVILEGE of seeing much of the world AND the other states in the US. This was an amazing transformation for me. Learning that California is NOT the best place to live and enjoy life. After I was seriously injured in the Iraq war, I returned to the SF Bay Area where I'm from (Santa Clara). I only stayed for two years before deciding enough was enough. I now live in South Carolina near the base of the blue ridge mountains. It has made a world of difference for my family. I honestly wouldn't move back to California if someone gave me a beachfront home and a great-paying job OR if I were a millionaire. It is too expensive for what you're getting, too many people are focused on making money rather than enjoying their lives, too much crime, and not enough liberty, to name a few. You can't even carry a firearm to protect yourself and your family in California from evil humans which will ALWAYS EXIST... which is a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT. How did that even happen? California is now a safe haven for criminals. Hell, they will send YOU to prison for killing an intruder in your home. They spend nearly 5 times as much per month on CRIMINALS than they do on disabled VETERANS. Unbelievable.... Many of my family members also left for other states and say the same thing. They can't believe we all stayed for so long when there are just amazingly better places to live. For 250,000 dollars I bought a 3,000 sq ft house that's 4+1 beds, 3 bath, a massive living room, 2 car garage, on a beautiful 2.5-acre lot in a "ranch" area, has a 3500 sq ft warehouse fully finished with 220 power, drop power ever ten feet on both sides, plugs all the way around the interior, drop air lines, bright track lighting, and smooth concrete flooring. The lot also has a view of the Blue ridge mountains, fresh blackberries, tomatoes, pomegranates, pecan trees, raspberries, potatoes, and apple trees. This property would probably be a few million dollars in California. My mortgage payment is about 900 bucks. I rented an apartment in San Jose when I returned after the war. It cost 1,800 a month plus utilities.... The average home price in California is 800K. For 800K in South Carolina, you can get a mansion on 10-20 acres. The differences aren't even comparable. The politics in California are atrocious and will eventually ruin the state. All the effort they put into their "laws" that are so much different than the rest of the country has actually made matters WORSE. How does that CONTINUE to happen?! It just blows me away. Glad I left and will never return to live. I don't even like going back to visit. Just leaving the airport and IMMEDIATELY stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic for two hours to drive 15 miles makes me want to tear my face off. Here, I drive around 5 mph under the speed limit quite at my leisure with no traffic and a huge smile on my face. Been here for 9 years now and will be staying until my life ends.

    • iiif channel
      iiif channel 9 months ago +1

      Great.enjoy your life

    • Double_Joseph
      Double_Joseph 8 months ago +1

      Old post but wanted to say .. similar life here. Born in the Bay Area raised in LA. Lived all over California. Had a job for 5 years working over seas. Saw many countries. As soon as I got back to Cali. I knew it was time to move. Place is a dump. I own a beautiful house now and don’t stress about money nearly as much. Enjoy your life! Anyone reading this. Get out of California ASAP place is a death trap. I feel sorry for people living paycheck to paycheck who get trapped and never leave the crap state.

    • Erika V
      Erika V 8 months ago

      Dios.. Es tan largo, que hasta aburre... Solo leí algo de una hipoteca y pues todos están así por la vida sabiendo que es una burbuja... Suerte.

    • Les Voyages de Mon Vie
      Les Voyages de Mon Vie 7 months ago

      I'm really surprised to hear this. My cousin lives in Cupertino since last few years. She never told me all this!

    • Mia 2
      Mia 2 2 months ago

      @Double_Josephwhere did you move

  • BobliberTJ
    BobliberTJ Year ago +19

    I use to remember my friends use to rent for 100 dollars in common neighborhoods in Tijuana maybe around 2005-2015, now they can't afford to pay rent in the same place, they got raised around 600 dlls... My friends only work in Tijuana making at least 120 dlls a week at work. Californians are raising prices all over Tijuana

    • L.J. Adams
      L.J. Adams 2 months ago

      It’s USD not dll. 100 usd for example.

  • Unknownghost
    Unknownghost 10 months ago +4

    My aunt and uncle moved to Mexico and they love it. I'm considering on abandoning the United States and starting a new life there.

  • Newton DelMar
    Newton DelMar Year ago +12

    I have been fortunate to have lived long term in America, France, Norway and Thailand.
    The past 2.5 years...Mexico has been my home...it is an extremely friendly and safe place IMO...Great culture, food and architecture...I have a small 400 square foot studio apartment
    that costs $350 USD including water, electric and wi-fi...so I'm able to live nicely on my $950
    social security check...I do not own a car...just an electric trike :) :)

    • Newton DelMar
      Newton DelMar Year ago +1

      doptpip Hi...my experience is NOTHING like what you are describing...

    • Newton DelMar
      Newton DelMar 10 months ago

      @B-chu ...Hi B...I really love Thailand and could happily spend my final years there...I'm curious why you
      think I should go back ...Cheers :)

  • Alex Carrillo
    Alex Carrillo 10 months ago +16

    I have lived in both countries and one thing that is far superior in Mexico, is the Doctor-hospital experience. The service is very personal you just trust more. Hated going to the Doctor in LA, even in Beverly Hills. You can't compare the experience.

    • Hernan romero
      Hernan romero 8 months ago +2

      if you have money*

    • Raul Conde
      Raul Conde 2 months ago +2

      That's for a private doctor. The ones universal healthcare doctor ("free" or what they call seguro) are worst than the USA.

  • VieLumiere G
    VieLumiere G Year ago +500

    Honestly it's happening everywhere. Where I live, 1 bedroom apartments are approaching the $2100 a month mark, and there's no signs of it slowing down at all. And then people come from places like California, where they're used to the higher cost of living, and they'll buy houses with cash without even having seen the property yet here. I literally can't buy a house because all I have is a loan, and every time I make an offer, someone just offers up literally 5x the amount in straight up cash and I get tossed to the side for obvious reasons. It seriously sucks.

    • Ellie Gabby
      Ellie Gabby Year ago +2

      Thanks for watching☝️Get-in-touch , Let's discuss on Financial investments'

    • Truth DK
      Truth DK Year ago +57

      Save your money and bide your time. A correction is coming. Probably a very big one.

    • kevm3
      kevm3 Year ago +46

      Same thing is happening all over the US as well. They are selling their properties in California for millions and then going elsewhere and offering cash.

    • William Tillman
      William Tillman Year ago +17

      I read the avg profit on a Ca home sale is 800k so yeah they have enough to buy a couple of houses all cash in most places of the country. I also was losing out with all cash bidding 30 to 50k over asking price and then started looking at houses that others didn't want. I finally got a house that sat for 2 weeks that was nasty for 30k less than asking price. Take what the market gives you. I'll have equity when I am done instead of over paying trying to outbid someone else. Or wait for a correction. It's a cycle and always has been. What's different now though is hedge funds are buying properties too so you might not see as much of a price decline but you might have a better selection.

    • WyoFett
      WyoFett Year ago +16

      I still pay just $550 a month all utilities included for my one bedroom apartment here in Wyoming. That same price I paid 6 years ago.

  • Brodie Kurczynski
    Brodie Kurczynski Year ago +26

    As a Californian, I can tell you that these two comparisons are nonsensical. California has a lot of problems, but moving to Mexico isn't going to fix things for you unless you have a desire to actually live in Mexico.

    • Brodie Kurczynski
      Brodie Kurczynski Year ago +3

      @Gig Galaxy rent isn't just magically a tenth of the price, there's a reason for it. Like I said, if you want to live in Mexico it's a great option, it's not simply a "good" financial decision. Also, Mexico has McDonalds and Walmart.

    • Brodie Kurczynski
      Brodie Kurczynski Year ago +1

      @Gig Galaxy American companies want the tourist dollars in Mexico?

    • Brodie Kurczynski
      Brodie Kurczynski Year ago

      @Gig Galaxy that's my point, there's a reason they're so cheap.

    AMIGO Year ago +10

    Back in 2000, the Mexican army raided Americans who bought property and took everything from Americans who weren’t Mexico citizens. Retired Americans came back with nothing and were instantly homeless. I remember because I was living in San Diego and have allot of family in Tijuana. Hopefully things turn out better this time.

    • xzh bNT!
      xzh bNT! Year ago

      That was because Mexican law prohibited the sale or possession of land to foreigners, which the country considers strategic. (Article 27) And all the beaches are considered strategic.
      In 2013 the law was reformed to remove this prohibition given that being part of several international treaties, it no longer represents a risk.
      Probably the home sellers would have scammed those Americans.

    • E Randco
      E Randco Month ago

      The US government could have intervened but didn’t. The US should have a law restricting sales to foreigners and foreign investors.

  • Suzanne
    Suzanne 25 days ago +1

    Mexico is a beautiful country and I've visited numerous cities. A lot of culture and good friendly people, The food is extraordinary and wonderful.

  • Jim O
    Jim O 11 months ago +9

    WSJ did a good article this year on this exodus. It was very good and put things in perspective relative to all moves across the US. The exodus had started before covid (2020). A lot of folks moving to 'inland' California due to getting priced out of their neighborhoods. I hadn't heard about Mexico and would be interested in what the actual numbers of moves are ...particularly since ... Mexico is now the fourth most crime-ridden country in the world and the second most dangerous in the Americas, according to a report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, which studies 193 countries. May 15, 2022. I guess if you're shopping Mexico and working remote... don't forget, Johannesburg has really nice weather too.

  • Rodolfo
    Rodolfo 2 months ago +1

    Yes we want good people in Mexico 🇲🇽 that helps the locals .

  • Mini Wolfang
    Mini Wolfang Year ago +346

    This is how I feel about the Philippines. I'm a Filipina-American with a desire to return to the motherland to reconnect with my culture and because the cost of living in the province is so affordable even with a very modest budget.

  • Bee Kaye
    Bee Kaye Year ago +2

    Great content and awareness. If the US tax the wealthy the way they tax the middle class, I believe it would reduce some the cost of housing in California and the rest of the US. Also Mexico can use the dollar to help it’s people but needs more for securities as death and crime deep inside Mexico is bad.

  • Maria Mar
    Maria Mar 11 months ago +2

    My sister-in-law, born in the USA, had very little experience in caring for her father with cancer. They called the ambulance due to severe bone pain and they did not want to care for him. They left that was not human.

  • marco onchi
    marco onchi 10 months ago +3

    Mexico is a very beautiful country , many of us are here in the USA because of work .

  • Blue Desert
    Blue Desert Year ago +7

    This migration trend is everywhere. I live in Texas and the migration of people from other states higher is driving up costs and forcing some people out of certain neighborhoods.

    • Paul Schweizer
      Paul Schweizer 10 months ago

      Well, here in Colorado, Texas immigrants are coming here and driving up the costs!

  • Angel Naranjo
    Angel Naranjo 5 months ago

    México is incredibel 👍

  • Noel Ramirez
    Noel Ramirez Year ago +494

    I lived in Tijuana many years. I kept seeing more and more Americans, Mexican-Americans start to live there. I lived in Tijuana and worked in San Diego, the rents in TJ started to increase dramatically as more people started to move in. The lines to cross at the border got longer and longer. The bad thing is that many people live in Tj, but have no legal status to live there, as such, it is hard to estimate the population and find resources for this natives to Mexico.

    • marvie torino
      marvie torino Year ago +10

      Move here in Philippines😉

    • Mario Alberto Hernandez Torres
      Mario Alberto Hernandez Torres Year ago +1

      Los dólares mijo $$$

    • Wingman
      Wingman Year ago +40

      Sounds kind of familiar to us in the states too. LOL

    • Howard Pryor
      Howard Pryor Year ago +37

      Lol. @Noel Ramirez Y'all are getting a taste of what the US has been dealing with for some time now. It's nice to see the roles reverse for a change. Lol. Don't complain.

  • s l
    s l Year ago +3

    Would have liked to have heard how the American communities faired through the pandemic. Was it riskier to live in Mexico than stay in the US? Where did more deaths occur per capita occur? The quality and availability of COVID vaccinations and boosters?

    • Jerry Kobylt
      Jerry Kobylt Year ago

      Depends on who is reporting. In New York if you got shot in the face in a robbery, which is like every day, that counts as Covid death.

    • Jerry Kobylt
      Jerry Kobylt Year ago

      Kai Ikaika yeah ok. My mom fled to Puerto Vallarta when the SCAMdemic broke out and she lived like a free person. Just had to wear a mask when going into major shopping centres.

    • Jerry Kobylt
      Jerry Kobylt Year ago

      Kai Ikaika my mom and sister lived in Mexico at the height of the pandemic. My mom literally sent videos of people living normal lives and lambasting Trudeau for his dictatorial tendencies. But the truth is Canadians like being told what to do. JMO

  • Chey
    Chey Year ago +11

    As a 25 year old the state of the world scares me. I am so concerned about where we are headed and how things will be when I'm old.
    Also concerned that I'll never be able to afford to own a home in my home state, Texas, with all of these people moving here. ☹️

    • Aaronovski
      Aaronovski Year ago +5

      Don’t worry about it, happened so many times before and we all went through it , survived and thrived . You can do it !

    • James Turk
      James Turk Year ago +2

      Work harder and earn more

    • Aaronovski
      Aaronovski Year ago +2

      @James Turk work smarter earn even more

    • Mem Nem
      Mem Nem Year ago +1

      @Aaronovski work harder and smarter, more pay will follow.

    • Marcin Franczak
      Marcin Franczak 11 months ago +1

      Hey I understand your concerns. People stupidly tell you work hard or work smart not hard. But point is that California is money eater. So don't think about settle down there. Unless you got high paid job. Recommended cheaper state with high salary. If you want think about buy home it still may be long way. But in Europe we have cheaper houses. While standard of living is high. Why not think about it. Of course it reasonable to meet person who already lives there ; ). You may think its joke. Search online medium price of house in some European countries. And compare to US. You even must not buy anything if you meet someone

  • GC Durnin
    GC Durnin Year ago +52

    The cost of moving to Mexico has increased astronomically. A couple of years ago retirees could qualify for visas and live well by their SS alone. Now you must have a few thousand dollars income per person per month as well as depositing thousands in the bank. They have ended the perpetual tourist visa and required everyone to obtain an I'D # (like a SS#) to do most things needed in the country, like opening a bank acct (wh you need to have to transfer the required amt of savings into the country to acquire your visa to live there). Also, many thousands of foreigners used to live there as illegals, many from the US, without any objections bc they spent their money there. Now, with the new rules, it will be very difficult to live under the radar there.
    Be aware of the huge changes. Check out this year's you tube vids about living in Mexico bc this year, 2022, has completely new rules, much different than in past years. Be aware too that global problems (like inflation) have hit Mexico too,
    making it even more expensive to live there after you qualify.
    It looks like we will be funding not only the wall, but reimbursing Mexico for the cost of the "remain in Mexico" order.😣

    • anonymous
      anonymous 11 months ago

      Maybe cuz they go to other states close if they can't or don't want to go long term

    • IXIC
      IXIC 10 months ago +1

      I am not aware of any new rules. There is an immigration law that must be changed in order to set new rules, and that is not easy.

    • anonymous
      anonymous 10 months ago

      @IXIC its not complicated

    • Perfection In Motion
      Perfection In Motion 10 months ago

      Astronomically ?? You need to travel more 😂

    • Noah Patterson
      Noah Patterson 8 months ago

      Liberal destruction

  • الإمبرَاطُورٌ
    الإمبرَاطُورٌ 10 months ago +2

    I would moved to Mexico but I won’t get social security lol

  • Oh My Gosh It's Josh
    Oh My Gosh It's Josh Year ago +309

    It's happening in Florida as well. A lot of people during the pandemic moved here, and now the price for everything is going up. And the people who moved here, now are finding that Florida is just as expensive as where they came from. Specially bad in the Southwest area thanks to the retiree community buying up all the homes so they can have a second or even third home to do old people things.

    • Pdb2k15
      Pdb2k15 Year ago +16

      South Florida is expensive

    • RevealtheReal
      RevealtheReal Year ago +81

      Californians and New Yorkers are driving up the cost EVERYWHERE! Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, now MEXICO! Why don’t they change the ridiculous amount of laws and housing cost in their state instead of bringing their problems to the rest of us! We have increased traffic and increased rent due to y’all! Thanks a lot! I had to move from ATL to NC because my rent doubled!

    • Kevin Mach
      Kevin Mach Year ago +2

      Bummer. Maybe you should consider Mexico

    • Jacob
      Jacob Year ago +54

      As a Floridian, I'm keeping my hopes up that their first taste of a real hurricane will send them running back

    • Krystel Hardesty
      Krystel Hardesty Year ago +37

      @Jacob It never seems to really get rid of them though I live in central FL and they just keep coming and nothing seems to scare them off not even Florida man.

  • Sheila's Pastel Rainbow Vision

    I have worked full time and never been able to afford rent of my own place without help. California is WAY overpriced and I am so tired of hearing 🙉 excuses for it. People need a place to live, food to eat, and clothes on their back. Health care is the only thing that saved California in the overall picture, but many who are not on MediCal/Covered Cali./MediCare prefer to move out of California. I don't blame them. People have become economically greedy. It should not cost so much just to reside in California.

  • Aaron Rodriguez
    Aaron Rodriguez Year ago +2

    God bless Americans and everyone who is enduring and not giving up to go anywhere else. We fight for our freedom and our rights!

  • DrinkingArt
    DrinkingArt 21 day ago

    Nice report, just wish there was mention of cartel crime and safety considerations of those who moved/plan to move. Many people of different nationalities watching the report with no idea why this wasnt asked. Is cartel danger only relevant in the border area of Texas and not CA?

  • sleepydaboss22
    sleepydaboss22 Year ago +5

    I had a root canal a few years ago in Miami, with no insurance I paid 1000$ for the surgery plus $70 consultation fee. A year later my mom goes to Guadalajara and literally had the same thing done, paid like 300$ I was like wtf 😑

    • Dagmar Van Doren
      Dagmar Van Doren 11 months ago

      Dentist now in USA are like many car dealers....i felt it.....speechless.....but true

  • YourFutureIsNow
    YourFutureIsNow 10 months ago

    I'm an Iranian and I grew up in California. Moved to Iran about 10 years ago. Currently living with my dad. Can live much more comfortably here than in the states.

  • chigasaki06
    chigasaki06 Year ago +88

    A huge problem in CA is property development. Most properties are single family units. Generally in the U.S. it's rare to have multi-use properties. I've lived in and visited several international cities and noticed that it is common to have working/living space all in one unlike here. The single family development model isn't sustainable.

    • khfan4life365
      khfan4life365 Year ago +5

      Not everyone wants to live in apartments or townhouses. Many want houses with backyards to raise their families.

    • chigasaki06
      chigasaki06 Year ago +15

      @khfan4life365 That's why there are parks. Americans have accepted the lie that you need tons of space to live comfortably. You don't. We have too much damn stuff. You can't even find a duplex in CA. If you can't afford a 1.5 million dollar house, you're screwed.

    • Chris
      Chris Year ago

      What do you live in?

    • Sim Ezzes
      Sim Ezzes Year ago +3

      Check out NotJustBikes and Strong Towns which go into depth of what the OP is talking about.

  • ymi
    ymi Year ago +3

    A lot of Californians are moving to south Texas too. They are impulsing the economy, more apartments and house are being build and more business are being open BUT there's more traffic, more accidents (they don't drive like Texans/Mexican-Americans 😂), you notice and can feel more crowdiness and some products are more expensive. Not sure if the latest is due to the pandemic or the increase of population

  • Lucas Avila
    Lucas Avila 7 months ago +2

    Lationamerica salvando al mundo, como hace decadas. Aguante Méjico y un abrazo a mis hermanos y hermanas mejicanos. Saludos desde Argentina.

    MCES LEX Year ago +42

    You have to realize that a lot of Californians bought their house in the 90's for $180k and now the houses are $600k-$900k, a lot of people gotten that money and retired in other third world US states or Mexico, that's the truth.

  • 2 0
    2 0 8 months ago +1

    Mexico needs to put more restrictions for foreigners like other countries do. It is not fair for the ones who have lived there for decades to be forced to move cause they can afford it anymore and businesses to take advantage of foreigners

  • antony
    antony Year ago +10

    Anyone watching this, just know that the rent the couple is paying is incredibly high. You can find 2 bedroom apartments in the center of any city for about $500-$600 monthly, often furnished. Myself as a single guy, I live in San Cristobal de las Chiapas and pay around $200 for a 1 bedroom in the city center and love everything about it.

    • vanhooligan 75
      vanhooligan 75 10 months ago

      Is San Cristobal de las Casas safe being in Chiapas? Or is it just outlying areas that are unsafe or even a myth? It's one of the cities I'm interested in.

    • Apples
      Apples 7 months ago

      @vanhooligan 75 Shush

  • Betty Echols
    Betty Echols 27 days ago

    If it wasn't for my kids/grandkids, I would go to Mexico or somewhere 🎉❤

  • Alicia Flores
    Alicia Flores Year ago +6123

    I live in both countries and I trust my Mexican doctors so much more. I have my neurosurgeons number and have gotten care I’d never get in the US because the system is not made for the patient, it’s made to benefit the insurance.

    • Jay Em Bee.
      Jay Em Bee. Year ago +245

      Yes, I have to personal phone numbers of my doctors, and I usually get a one hour or more sit down with them. My internist charged me 200 pesos (about $10) for my last visit with him. We sat in his office and discussed not only my health, but literature and the state of the world. But, remember, be deeply afraid of crime. We don´t need more of you down here.

    • George
      George Year ago +195

      @Jay Em Bee. If america bought less drugs the blue collar crime would be less in Mexico. Sadly I don't know how to fix the white collar crime problem.

    • David Schulman
      David Schulman Year ago +122

      I am surprised at how good and affordable health care in mexico actually is. My wife got sick 2x there and the care was good both times. Once the doctor made a house call!

      DEMPSUM Year ago +13

      Any relationship with the Flores woman running for Congress?

  • Holly Szakal
    Holly Szakal Year ago +4

    This is literally happening worldwide.

  • Gabino
    Gabino Year ago +3

    Mexico lindo y querido 🇲🇽✝️❤️

  • Marcos C
    Marcos C 2 months ago

    I was living in California in 2020 paying 1,600 for an apartment and moved to Rosarito in a new built home and now pay $650 a month and a $10 HOA fee. It’s way cheaper compared to the US. Fresh fruits and vegetables from local stores. My internet bill is $50, trash bill $6, water bill $12, and propane monthly cost is around $10 a month. Even our executive Costco membership here is $60 a year. Huge savings and the flights to travel within Mexico is cheap.

  • Sandwich King
    Sandwich King Year ago +1

    I moved several years ago from CA to the southeast and love it in the southeast. It’s way more affordable, friendly people, less crime, similar temps as southern CA but much more humid in summer months which you get used to. Hardly have to water because it rains so much

  • Louetta Fausto
    Louetta Fausto 20 days ago

    "As a mexican engineer who had to leave Mexico in search of a better-paying job, I found out that in OK most jobs offered are blue collar manual labor. Still, we moved there and took the jobs. Life turned out to be very different from what we expected, with bad quality health and education systems, expensive, heavy on politics, military mindset and weapons. To learn that the same US citizens who refuse to fill these manual labor jobs in their own country will be raising the cost of living back in my country is hard to digest." I'm with you on that! I can't get enough of these highlights.

  • Roak Nagg
    Roak Nagg Year ago +504

    “If the American people allow private banks to control the issue of money, first by inflation, and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that grow up around them will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” - Thomas Jefferson.

    • Jessica H
      Jessica H Year ago +26

      that quote sounds like karma

    • Matthew Kinder
      Matthew Kinder Year ago +13

      thomas jefferson knew a lot about compound interest , I think he just call out the system he helped to build all his life, it might have been just a memo for his kids haha... I remember hearing Charlie Munger praising Jeff.

    • Jesus rose from the dead
      Jesus rose from the dead Year ago +2

      @Jessica H ??????

    • Frederick M Farias
      Frederick M Farias Year ago +9

      The *private* banks cannot hurt anyone, it’s the *government* banks and *fiat* money you are forced to use.

  • Oh ok
    Oh ok Year ago +5

    As much as it seems like it’s perfect, it really isn’t, this doesn’t focus enough on the down sides of moving to a different country, to start off, the commodity of just going anywhere and being able to speak to people in the language you speak (if you speak Spanish good for you) that is something you won’t get in a foreign country, second, technology advancements, if having early access to new tech is important to you, then it’s best to stay in the us (unless you wanna travel every now and then) just some things that would definitely take a toll on the experience.

    • Darien Fowler
      Darien Fowler Year ago +2

      US is not the only country with good technological resources.

    • Bevin Niemann-Cortez
      Bevin Niemann-Cortez 11 months ago +2

      My husband and I recently moved from the US to Mexico and the Internet and other technology is just as fast. However, you are right about the language barrier, I am learning Spanish as quickly as I can absorb it, but it does feel isolating because I don't know anyone, I don't have a car and I don't speak the language fluently. Fortunately so far, people have been kind, as long as I'm trying.

    • Luis Alexis Ponce rojas
      Luis Alexis Ponce rojas 10 months ago

      @Bevin Niemann-Cortez Welcome to Mexico, don't worry, rest assured that here many Mexicans will support you while you learn the language

  • Dulce Rios
    Dulce Rios Year ago +2

    I’m Mexican American my husband is white and for the past 2 years I’ve been educating him on the difference and there will be a bit difference when we move cause we’re not millionaires but we invested in land over there and have planned ahead and with me having my double nationality and working in his so we plan everything correctly to make our permanent move cause after considering all the factors we realize our life will be less stressful after this big move we’re so exited and nervous and there are a lot of my fellow Mexicans that are seeing the downfall of this economy many who thought ahead and saved back in their home country as a back up are smart because they thought ahead of it doesn’t work out here they atletas planned ahead and have at least one home purchased so if they go back at least the we’re able to work hard and pay their house of from here over there land if everything and as lot going as you were smart and bough atletas one plot of land.

  • Tom Tom
    Tom Tom Month ago

    I think this trend is only going to grow. It's just getting too expensive for the average North American now. Not only rent but everything else is out of most peoples affordability. I'm actually thinking of the Mexican migration myself. I currently live in Vancouver ,Canada and am finding it just too expensive in the last few years. Good program. Thank you.

  • Kathy Prager
    Kathy Prager Year ago +3

    My sister moved to Mexico (cabo area) from San Diego two years ago, she is moving back this month (not to San Diego ofcourse, it's crazy expensive)! She's moving to SC which has a much lower cost of living than CA but also has beautiful beaches! Anyway, she's moving due to the poor health care, food, and crime (she was mugged twice). She may be the 1 in 10 that move to Mexico and move back but just thought I'd share her experieince.

    • Mikuni okaay
      Mikuni okaay Year ago

      I was living in charlotte it’s was bad over there the lack of a decent paying job for some one with a trade , I could not find qualified coworkers , I went to Florida I was lucky I beat the high price house market

  • Srinivasan Ranganathan
    Srinivasan Ranganathan 10 months ago +2

    High costs are forcing people to move out of California to other places. Definitely costs matter most.

  • acasey1612
    acasey1612 Year ago +165

    Just seeing my friends Travis & David from - Cafe Con Leche Travels in this video and following their journey, wishing I was there every step of the way instead of paying 2k for a studio apartment in LA, is a real motivator to leaving the US to have a more peaceful, less rat-race focused life. California is not doing anything to keep residents in the area. Pricing people out remains the status quo. Years of promises to fix the homeless situation, go unkept. Meanwhile wages don't keep up with any of it.

    • FPS
      FPS Year ago +10

      My name is Federico and I live in Chapala, Jalisco. It's a great pleasure to se many Americans coming here in recent months. We welcome you to our country and you will feel the freedom, relaxation and peace of mind that everyone deserves. Un abrazo desde México.

    • Kimberly
      Kimberly Year ago +1

      Great To See Travis & David!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    • M H
      M H Year ago +2

      You can thank Mayor Garcetti for what is happening in LA. Read "The Garcetti-fication of Los Angeles: A Gentrification Cautionary Tale"

    • Alex Bowyer
      Alex Bowyer Year ago +3

      Wonder why California keep voting blue

  • Fame_Robloxer
    Fame_Robloxer Year ago +2

    To be honest helping is not the way of taking something from someone helping is when giving someone instead of taking something from someone and if you are really trying to help someone you mostly would not expect something from that person. But trust me if you help someone you would get more things in life and trust me that person would never forget and remember you all day long and one day, they will help you out. It's like in Ukraine there are people that are actually helpful weather it's doctors or anyone else I been in hospital in Ukraine and there was mostly a lot of great doctors. There was a time where I didn't had bread in Ukraine and there was old lady, she was a doctor, but she listened to me and my brother's conversation over the phone we basically talked, and my brother mentioned about bread, but I said we don't have enough money to buy bread and she heard it. Next day she said I heard that you did not have enough money to buy bread and she actually bought a bread. I am saying what a kind person I wish there could be more people like this.

  • blaze 2019
    blaze 2019 Year ago +2

    My family member got sick while on vacation in Thailand we paid I think 150 for private healthcare for the month. It was the most professional clean efficient hospital I have ever been in very happy. Oh yeah and at least in my experience like a 5 min wait time lol.

  • Gina Ramos
    Gina Ramos 2 months ago

    My husbands family is from Mexico been living in Houston but always go back to visit family and get certain treatments like for teeth. It’s so much cheaper and they do an amazing job.

  • Red Skeith
    Red Skeith Year ago +32

    I now understand the concept of privilege that gets tossed around more a days, these two living like kings surrounded by poverty talking about having room for a hobby is just depressing

    • the sleeping pusheen
      the sleeping pusheen 7 months ago

      Funny enough those two seem like the "woke" type yet they don't have a problem with taking advantage of its poorer neighbor country