No, not that Down Under, but down under the Rio Bravo.
This is an interesting video if one is interested in this sort of thing, and I am. It shows where Americans have emigrated over the decades. In 1978, it was Canada by a mile, but around 1993 Mexico took the lead, and it’s maintained that position ever since.
What I find most noticeable is the number of emigrants to Mexico. Since I moved south 21 years ago, I’ve often read that a million or more Gringos live down here. I never believed that fat figure for a moment. In 2000, according to the video, and I have no idea where its information comes from, but it sounds right to me, about 350,000 Gringos were here with me, certainly not a million.
No one keeps count of how many Americans live in Mexico except the Mexican government. Any other number source is purely imaginary. It’s common to cite U.S. figures, but the United States does not pay attention to who emigrates to Mexico or anywhere else. When I left with my two suitcases in 2000, I did not clock out at the Atlanta airport.
I read about five years ago that Mexican government statistics put the number at around 750,000, and the video supports that. The video ends at 2020 with just a hair under 800,000 of us down here.
Back in the 1970s, it was Canada. Why on earth would Americans move to Canada?