Moving to Mexico is a no-brainer for as many as 1,000,000 US migrants — the most of any country — who cite the weather (including tropical, temperate, continental, arid, and even a dollop of polar!) and low cost of housing, healthcare, food, and other necessities. Retirees and digital nomads love the coasts and head to Puerto Vallarta, Yucatán Peninsula, and Oaxaca for the sea and sun. CDMX, Monterrey, and Lake Chapala are popular inland choices.
Some expats fear violence from drug cartels, but others say those fears are overblown. Generally, so long as you use common sense, Mexico is at least as safe as the US. Most people agree on Mexico’s best assets — warm, family-oriented people; vibrant, exuberant culture; and some of the world’s most delicious food.