Originally Posted by Mark_H
...Friend used to go to an expat town in central Mexico some years back. Said you could have a villa, a cook and a maid on a social security income. Every year they had a running of the bulls much like Pamplona. Wouldn't be surprised if that's your destination.
There is no free lunch
You may get a villa, cook and maid on a social security income, but you pay in other (non-monetary) ways that we take for granted here. For some, that cost is worth it.
My only advice is that if you want to do this, go find a house down there for 4-6 months and try it out. Leave yourself options so you can come back with minimum hassle if you don't like it. If after six months you're sold on your new life, then go for it!