Lots of articles have been written on how wonderful it is to retire in Lake Chapala, but is it for YOU? By taking this simple quiz you can see if you are a candidate to retire in Lake Chapala.
Print Version: circle Y or N
Online Version: transfer the document and use your highlighter or just keep track of Yes's and No's
Would you like to play sports like golf, pickleball, tennis, etc, 365 days per year? Y/N
Would you like to retire early? Y/N
Would you like to pay only $200 USD per year in property taxes? Y/N
Would you like to live on your Social Security or fixed pension without scrimping? Y/N
Would you like an easy ½ hour drive to the International Airport? Y/N
Would you like to never again have to scrub your own toilets? Y/N
Would you like to only pay $3.50 USD for a fantastic, huge breakfast? Y/N
Would you like to never again have to shovel snow? Y/N
Would you like to see blooming trees and flowers all year long? Y/N
Would you like to throw away all your parkas, mittens and snow boots? Y/N
Would you like to pay only $25 to have a tooth filled? Y/N
Would you like to have the average year around temperature at a comfortable of 72 F? Y/N
Would you like to wake up to the sound of singing birds 365 days per year? Y/N
Would you like to go dancing every night and still be in bed by 11:00? Y/N
Would you like to meet interesting people from all over the world? Y/N
Would you like to live on 1/3rd to 1/2 of what you are living on now? Y/N
Would you like to pay only $1.25 USD to watch a first run movie in a theater? Y/N
Would you like to never again have to do yard work? Y/N
Would you like your doctor to make house calls whenever you are sick? Y/N
Would you like to never again have to do the 9-5 grind? Y/N
19-20 Yes's – Stop what you are doing, get up from the chair and drive to the airport. Do not pack any clothing or even stop to put on your shoes (you are going to have to take them off at the airport anyway). Book a flight to Guadalajara and join the rest of us happy people living out the best retirement ever!
14-18 Yes's – If you are not convinced yet, you may want to come on down for a visit and check it our for yourself. Pack a bag and your significant other (preferably not in the bag) and book a month off to try it out.
8-13 Yes's – You obviously really enjoy your work and do not want to retire any time soon. Work, spending money and struggling to get by is something you very much love to do. The economy and bankrupt governments needs people like you so keep up the good work.
0-7 Yes's – Delete this page and stop reading retirement articles and blogs. What were you thinking?