People have the perception that the Algarve is more expensive than the rest of Portugal because it’s by far and away the most popular destination for foreign residents and tourists in Portugal. Although Alga... Read more
The hiking is good in the Cayo District because we have higher elevations here. We have mountains and it's cooler. If you go to the mountains, we have the ruins as well that you could go and climb. There are also ... Read more
There are three hardware stores in Bocas Del Toro. If you need paint, screws or you need light bulbs, you can go to any of these hardware stores and they have pretty much what you need. It is not always the q... Read more
How much of your personal household items you move to Mexico is a very personal and at times, almost a philosophical decision.
At one extreme, there are people will tell you to sell pretty much ever... Read more
While I cannot speak to the quality of the schools in all of Panama, I can speak to the quality of schools where I live, in Coronado, Panama. There are excellent schools within a 30-minute radius in the dist... Read more
In Baja California skilled manual labor (that which does not require supervision or continued guidance) will cost 500 pesos for a 10 hour day. Tipping is not customary but providing bottled water or a snack is gr... Read more
I’m an insurance professional & have passed all the requirements & exams to be licensed in CA, WA, AZ, & the entire country of Mexico. In the past, Mexican law did not require you to carry liabi... Read more
Los Cabos is an expensive area and I have 2800 sq feet and pay 500 pesos for 5-6 hours, 3 times a week. I change up her schedule every week trying to avoid having her on a fixed schedule to avoid labor issues..&... Read more
My wife and I live in a small town close to Masaya. We budget $1000 USD a month for everything, including gas ,housekeeper 3 days a week, and restaurants. Everything depends on how a person wants to live.
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Having a part-time housekeeper in Masaya Nicaragua costs me $10 a day for part-time.
She comes Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We provide her with breakfast and lunch.
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Yes, it is safe as long as you drink bottled water delivered by national companies with local presence like Bonafont and Epura or local providers like Agua Inmaculada and Marnier. Al... Read more
We have all talked about how affordable health care is here in Mexico, and even Richard who paid ten thousand for his pacemaker made a good point. However, none of us want to think about catastrophic accidents or illne... Read more