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Am considering relocating to Lakeside after a lengthy absence. Of course I would need to take a trip down there and see things for myself first, but was wondering just how things have changed there over the years in the following categories: 1) The cost of renting. From what I can see by looking at the websites there, the cost of renting does not seem to have increased dramatically over the years. Am I correct in this assumption? 2) Healthcare. I have VA healthcare here in the US (free because I'm a disabled vet). There I would need to purchase health insurance. Am over 60 with no ongoing issues except taking 3 blood pressure meds and a statin daily. I've read where private health insurance in Mexico has gone up considerably in recent years. Any truth to this? 3) Crime. It appears that the three or so years when crime was very bad there seems to have " leveled off" again. Is this basically correct? Do most people feel relatively safe now vs. a few years ago? Is just petty crime the most prevalent? 4) The cost of neccessities, utilities, etc. I know gas is quite pricey now but as I walk wherever I can this is not an issue. How much has LP gas, electricity, telephone and TV cable gone up in the past few years? 5) The cost of flying back to the US. The airfares seem pretty high from NOB to Guad. I read where more air routes between the two countries were in the process of opening up and thus decreasing the cost of flying from the US to Mexico and vice-versa. Any help/advice from those living there for several years or more would be appreciated. I know there's only so much you can learn from a forum like this one without making a visit beforehand. One last thing. If you spend 6 months of the year or less there can it be done with just an FMM (tourist visa). Will it be harder to rent properties without a Residente Temporal?