Today Yahoo ran an article listing Merida as one of the better places to live and retire abroad. In case you didn't see it you can CLICK HERE to read the article. I agree with the basic summary written on Merida, including the ability for a retired couple to live on $1,700 per month. This is especially true if you own your own home. If not, prepare to live in the city in a small to mid-size home or apartment in order to meet that budget.
Just as a side note, it doesn't surprise me that Merida made the list. Not only is Merida deserving in it's own right but I know some of the principle contributors for International Living live in Merida. Someone from IL was consulted for the article.