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Old 20th November 2011, 08:18 PM
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Arent you lucky , When I moved from England to Spain , I thought the same !!!! vHowever when you get INLANd in Spain the temperatures DROP , typically here in the interior of Valencia in Januar/Feb. at 6 am it´s -5°cor -6°c if you go to places like ZRAGOZA OR TOLEDO it doesn´t reacvh ABOVE 0°c at mid-day & during the nifght drops to -15°c to -20°c
Well, the weather in Mexico has nothing to do with the weather in Spain. I should know since I've lived in both countries.

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Old 20th November 2011, 08:29 PM
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Well, the weather in Mexico has nothing to do with the weather in Spain. I should know since I've lived in both countries.
Ok , but whats the prices of
BREAD
CHICKEN
PORK CHOPO
STEAK
BOTTLED WATER
WHISKY
TABLE WINE
?????????

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Old 22nd November 2011, 04:03 PM
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Prices! Well, I'm in Puerto Vallarta for a short 'beach fix' and the prices here are three times normal! After only two days, we're ready to go home. It is much to 'touristy' here, compared to Chapala. Even though it is late November, it is a bit too humid for our tastes; but the early morning is nice, as are the evenings. Mid-day is for TV or reading in the shade or in the room with the AC.
I guess we're just not good tourists and should avoid the 'tourist traps'.

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Old 22nd November 2011, 07:49 PM
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Ok , but whats the prices of
BREAD
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STEAK
BOTTLED WATER
WHISKY
TABLE WINE
?????????
The only things on your list that I regularly buy are bottled water and bread. I pay 9.50 Pesos for 20 liters of water, about half a Euro. Bread is about 5 to 10 pesos depending on the size, again a half Euro or so.

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Old 22nd November 2011, 11:04 PM
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Prices depend on where you live. Mexico City is usually the loswest priced area but even there you will find variences from $5 to $10 pesos depending on what part of the city. Near my place Chicken breast is $36.50 pesos a kilo and boilillos run $1 each. Potatoes are 2 kilos for $10 and tomatoes are 2 for $15.
Whiskey is scotch in Mexico, is $150and up and up. Brandy, my drink because bourbon is not sold, run$160 for 2 liters. Jack Daniels is $300. I gewt folks to bring down a liter or 2 of Rye from Canada when they come.
T-bones runs $35 or so a kilo while New York cuts are a bit more. Costco has good table wine from $60 pesos and up, 6 bottle minimum.
Life is good right now on the pesos scale.

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Old 22nd November 2011, 11:19 PM
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Prices depend on where you live. Mexico City is usually the loswest priced area but even there you will find variences from $5 to $10 pesos depending on what part of the city. Near my place Chicken breast is $36.50 pesos a kilo and boilillos run $1 each. Potatoes are 2 kilos for $10 and tomatoes are 2 for $15.
Whiskey is scotch in Mexico, is $150and up and up. Brandy, my drink because bourbon is not sold, run$160 for 2 liters. Jack Daniels is $300. I gewt folks to bring down a liter or 2 of Rye from Canada when they come.
T-bones runs $35 or so a kilo while New York cuts are a bit more. Costco has good table wine from $60 pesos and up, 6 bottle minimum.
Life is good right now on the pesos scale.
wow...t-bones are 35 pesos a Kilo where you are? Here in MTY at the Central de Carnes its 104.75 per Kilo for T-bone.

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I like Ensenada better too and if my wife didn't have to travel to the US twice a week for school we'd be there. Good luck. You'll love it.

I use to drive right pass Rosarito on the way to Ensenada and always thought that the Americans who stayed there on weekends were just too intimidated and close minded to make it all the way to Ensenada . However , now I think Rosarito would be better for someone to live permanently . Ensenada seems busy and the port seems more polluted . Also , if someone wanted to pick up a package or supplies in Chula Vista , the trip would be 30 miles each way instead of 80 miles .

I guess I will have to revisit the two areas again .

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Hello, my name is James . I am originally from Southern California and my wife is from Leon, Guanajuato. We took the opportunity of the housing bubble and moved to Texas 7 years ago. Texas is great for raising a family, but the property taxes are very high. The utilities are also high because the long long summers require thousands of hours of air conditioning. I have spent the last four years exploring areas for relocation for downsizing and retirement but wasn’t satisfied with anything. However, last month I may have found what I was searching for.
I looked into areas of Arizona , New Mexico , Colorado , Nevada , Utah , Montana , Idaho , Texas , Louisiana , Arkansas and other states . We like a few towns in Colorado the best, but there are a couple of problems. The cold weather means more expensive housing, higher winter heating bills, cold bones and more expensive auto’s that are capable of the snow and ice.
I also thought about Mexico and other countries. I don’t like Leon, GTO because it is expensive, polluted and overcrowded. My wife would never allow us to move to central México unless it was to Leon because her family is there. Then I remembered the great food, weather, fishing and charm of Baja California .
The north Baja offers the ocean and weather of the best parts of San Diego at a fraction of the cost and is still close enough to visit the states on weekends if one wanted to do so. I imagine property taxes , utilities and maintenance would be a fraction of the $18,000 we pay each year .

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Welcome to all new and current posters! As we have many posters to the Mexico forum, I thought it would be great to find out a little more about every one. Please introduce yourselves so we get to know each other.

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Hello! I am presently living in the San Diego area and very seriously considering moving to Mexico. I love the Mexican culture and would like to one day buy a home near TJ. I know almost no Spanish and am very eager to learn. Any advice with that and living in the TJ/Rosarito area would be most appreciated.

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Hello! I am presently living in the San Diego area and very seriously considering moving to Mexico. I love the Mexican culture and would like to one day buy a home near TJ. I know almost no Spanish and am very eager to learn. Any advice with that and living in the TJ/Rosarito area would be most appreciated.

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Welcome to the Forum. You will find lots of discussion of both Tijuana and Spanish here.

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