As to paying bills: I pay all my bills (electric, water, telephone & internet) at any OXXO store. They charge you an extra 7 pesos per transaction, but it's certainly worth it to me to avoid the hassle of wandering to and fro trying to find all the separate offices. Gas comes to me via the gas-man who plies his trade up and down the street each day. He connects the gas cylinder to my gas line and I pay him directly. As a single person, I use about 300 pesos worth of gas every two months. The water guy comes by once a day. He charges 16 pesos for a large "garafon", and I just give him 20 pesos so he'll flip the dang thing onto the dispenser for me (I've got a bit of arthritis, so I can't do it myself). I live on about $950 CDN a month and supplement that by teaching English six hours a week at a local hotel, which provides me with a "Working FM3". Since I live in a tourist area, people often marvel at how I manage on so little money, but I live simply and treat myself to a dinner out with friends once a week. My two-bedroom, two-bath furnished house is rented for $5000 pesos a month. You CAN do it, and even live better than I do if you choose a more remote location. My ex just moved to Tepotzlan, and hour or so west of DF, and is living there on even less. He says he loves the tranquility and "healing ambience" of the place, as he, too, is smarting from a break-up (from me ... LOL). Do not dispair! You can still enjoy life in Mexico, make new friends, take up new and exciting hobbies or work, and just "be" while you deal with the grief of your failed relationship. Good luck with anything you decide to do!!