Real Estate, Housing, and the Impact of Retirement Migration in Cuenca, Ecuador and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

  • Philip D. SloaneEmail author
  • Johanna Silbersack
Part of the International Perspectives on Aging book series (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 27)


The relationships around housing and retirement migration, particularly within historic, colonial cities in Latin America, are complex. A differential in the cost of housing between the origin and destination country is clearly one of many motivating factors in international retirement migration (Bernier 2003); however, how this migration impacts housing prices and availability on the local level has not been extensively studied in the retirement migration literature, although it is a commonly referenced concern.


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  1. 1.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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