I can think of a few examples of how much medical services cost in Mexico. A hernia can cost you from 60,000 pesos -120,000 pesos (about US $3,200 to $6,400). Cataracts normally cost anywhere between 60,000 pesos ... Read more
The currency being used by Portugal is the euro. If you have dollars and you are coming for a vacation from the US into Portugal, or if you have pounds from the UK or Swedish krona from Sweden, you could buy euros... Read more
The economy in Bocas Del Toro this year is great. In fact, the economy in all of Panama is great. The last update on the economy that I read recorded a 6.5% growth. Tourism is up; everybody's businesses are do... Read more
Yes you can buy furniture in Granada, Nicaragua. In fact, Granada is very famous for the mimbrea rocking chair, which is a classic rocking chair that is usually white in color. We have two or three famous shops wh... Read more
The majority of Coronado residents are not expats. Panamanians, from the city, have long been the residents of Coronado, the first beach community with the Coronado Resort, Golf and Beach Club, in existence... Read more
If you are in the historic central zone there are very strict requirements about what you can and cannot do. For example, if you want to paint the front of your building, you have a selection of pastel colors to choos... Read more
I would recommend looking around for local furniture makers. In my town there are two men who make different styles of traditional straight chairs. I also love Equipali chairs which are possibly made ... Read more
The cost to rent a home in the Lake Chapala / Ajijic area has been moving upwards over the last few years, as demand has increased and supply has not kept up.
As with prices to buy, your price t... Read more
Most people will tell you that “High Season” in the Lake Chapala / Ajijic area is from October or November through about April, with “Low Season” encompassing the “Rainy Season”, whi... Read more
One of the biggest advantages of living at the Lake Chapala / Ajijic area is the existence of Guadalajara less than an hour away. Like many things in the Lake Chapala area, the existence of a 5 million inhabitant... Read more
The restaurants in the Ajijic and overall Lake Chapala area are extremely good and extremely reasonably priced (perhaps 60% less than in the US). And yes, you can get quite a bit more variety than Mexican food.&n... Read more
The answer to can you buy good clothes in the Lake Chapala / Ajijic area depends on what kinds of clothes you purchase. First, the good news.
If you buy your clothes at Walmart, we have on... Read more