In Mexico, if you've lived there for a year, you can apply for health coverage. Betsy says it costs about $300 a year. Add that benefit to a considerably lower cost of living than here and it's easy to understand why many people choose to retire south of the border.
Other than the bus ride with its attendant language and logistic challenges, our remaining time in Mexico was spent at our resort, lying in the sun reading or sitting in our room reading. I allowed myself to go without sunscreen for brief periods and now have some color, which will undoubtedly have faded by next week.
We returned home to dark and rain. Three days later, it's still dark and rain and I am thinking about where to go next January. I like the weather in Mexico, but I prefer a place with more to do. Exploring our options will be a good activity for next week, when I'm caught up.