Category: Living in Mexico

Affordable Retirement in Mexico

Retired couple hoolahooping on a Mexican beach Affordable Retirement in Mexico: What You Need To Know Whether you're nearing retirement age or planning for the future, you've probably already heard that Mexico is one of the most popular retirement destinations in the world for Americans and Canadians. With benefits that include a dramatically lower cost of living, excellent healthcare and all the... Read More »

How to Make Your Trip to Mexico Even More Enjoyable

How to Make Your Trip... Millions of Americans and Canadians travel to Mexico each year. With its generous peso exchange, safe toll roads, and friendly cities, it's easy to see why. Why Mexico Remains a Great Place to Travel Mexico is home to some of the world's most breathtaking beaches, exciting cities, and accommodating resorts, and the country sees more... Read More »

Mexico – More Expatriate Insights - Book Review

Image of Expatriate Insights book front cover A Fantastic Cross-Section of Expat Communities, Reference for Mexico's Laws When I first started swiping the virtual pages of this e-book, I was very skeptical. I thought "I've been here two years. What could this teach me?" The big fact of this book is that it's not from just one expat's knowledge and experiences. George... Read More »

More Expatriate Insights - The Book

Photo of Mexico More Expatriate Insights The Sequel Book George Puckett just finished his e-book Mexico-More Expatriate Insights. The Sequel is a continuation of the original book, Mexico-Expatriate Insights. Retirement locations not included in the first version are included in the sequel, with tons of information on living in Mexico. This e-book, full of invaluable information, sells for only $5.99 but you can have... Read More »

Electricity in Mexico: Protecting your Electronics

Electricity in Mexico: Protecting your... For anyone who has spent some time in a Mexican city: you may have noticed a building with the big letters CFE. It's known as the Comisión Federal de Electricidad. Along with Mexico's petroleum industry, it's nationalized. This gives Mexico a very different dynamic than the U.S. The CFE bills households once every two months,... Read More »

Mexico Grocery Shopping

Mexico Grocery Shopping I often comment on blogs about how much cheaper things are south of the border. I'm mostly referring to things that are labor-related. For example, a haircut in Saltillo, in the northeast region of Mexico, usually costs 50 pesos, or about four bucks, and no tip is expected. I'm told that prices drop even more... Read More »

Tips for Moving to and in Mexico

Tips for Moving to and... I realize that my move to Mexico wasn't typical compared to other Americans or Canadians who make the choice to go south. I came here with one car-full of necessities and a furnished home waiting for me back in the U.S., planning to only stay for six months. Some weeks later I met the woman... Read More »