The cost of health insurance in Mexico is determined by how old you are, what sex you are, if you have any pre-existing conditions, and where you live. Off the top of my head, I can't give a rate because the c... Read more
Often times people want to know if you need to own a vehicle in Belize because we have the public bus system, water taxis that take you to the islands and planes that go all throughout the country. (You can grab ... Read more
Should I keep my US bank , brokerage, investment, IRA, or retirement account if I move to Panama?
This, like many other questions posed on this site and others, has many answers, none right or w... Read more
There is a great deal for expats moving to Panama. If you are a permanent resident / pensionado and want to move the contents of your household, you are allowed one container free of tariffs and you get a discount... Read more
The history of Belize is so amazingly, incredibly diverse, and I have been blessed to learn much of it from one of our magnificent historians here, Hector Silva. Hector is actually one of the founding members of t... Read more
Yes there are crimes in San Miguel, just as there are in the US. HOWEVER, crimes in Mexico are NOT investigated or handled in the same manner as they are in the US. I know a close family friend who has been... 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