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Paul Mayer of Vallarta Food Tours – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Enjoying a meal out with Vallarta Food Tours, Vallarta, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe cost of living in Puerto Vallarta is cheap. If you made $50,000 here in Puerto Vallarta, it’s like you’re making $100,000 in the US. Everything costs half- from services (i.e., housekeepers, etc.) to goods. Even if you’re not making a lot of money, everybody can afford such services. For example, I don’t know too many people in the States who can afford a housekeeper.
 
In Puerto Vallarta, you have great services without spending a lot. My wife and I talk about it all the time. Because we have housekeepers, we’re allowed to go to out to dinner all the time. In the States, babysitters charge $15- $20 an hour, but it’s just not worth it. In Puerto Vallarta, money is never an issue because everything’s inexpensive, so you get more liberty to do things like enjoying dinner outside often.
 
When we go out, we have housekeepers whom we’re paying 40-50 pesos ($2 - $2.50) an hour. While we’re out, in addition to taking care of our kids, our housekeepers will also clean the house. We’d come back from the movies, and not only are our kids fine, and not only do we have to pay only around 200 pesos if we were gone for about four hours, but our house is also clean. In the States, the housekeepers would never take care of your baby, too, in addition to cleaning your house. It’s good to have both a housekeeper and a nanny at the same time.
 
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David Schwendeman of Mexlend – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
uerto Vallarta resort, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe standard of living in Puerto Vallarta is fantastic. I come from New York City and I can report living in Puerto Vallarta and enjoying a quaity of life similar to what I had in the States but at about 50% of the cost.  Everything from buying real estate to dining out, other types of entertainment, car maintenance, home maintenance etc.  New York City is an expensive place so those numbers might be different depending upon where someone else is coming from, or their particular point of reference, but the quality of life and what you get for your money in Mexico is amazing.  
 
I always tell people when they ask me if I regret moving to Puerto Vallarta from New York City that I would much rather work my butt off in the real jungle than in the concrete jungle. Life is wonderful here. Yes, we work very hard. We’re trying to create a business and make an impact in an interesting and usual industry, but doing so here with nearly constant sunshine, an incredible work environment where folks take not only work relationships seriously, but personal and familial relationships as well. Plus, you’re interacting with people on more than just a “what have you got for ME?” “What’s it going to cost?” “How much can you do for me?” kind of level.  I suppose I might sound cliché, but it’s more life affirming being in Mexico. I get a lot more satisfaction living and working in Puerto Vallarta than I did in New York City.  
 
(Puerto Vallarta resort, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, pictured.)

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