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Join date : 2011-02-21
Location : Michoacán, Mexico
Job/hobbies : Retired
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|Subject: La Cd. de México Para Codos Mon 01 Aug 2011, 16:28|| |
A fragment of a message washed ashore near here, about cost of living for retired expats in the Morelia and Pátzcuaro areas.
On Jul 28, 2011, at 9:10 PM, on Michoacan_Net, moreliaamigo wrote:
- Quote :
- "I would tend to put vacation travel in a different category. The $2,000 peso splurge allowance could allow for a monthly trip to Mexico City, Zihuatanejo, or someplace and cover transportation, hotel, and meals for a short two-day trip."
"MoreliaAmigo" brings up an interesting spin off from the topic of general cost of living. ("Vacation" takes on a new meaning anyway, when you are retired and already Living la Vida Buena in Mexico, but decide you need a change of scene, so you decide, for example, to take a long weekend in Mexico City. —I think of lodging in Zihua as generally higher priced, for similar quality. Besides, I prefer Mexico City to the beach scene.)
My theme will be "Mexico City On a Budget", and I don't mean staying in backpacker's hostels and eating instant oatmeal and reusing teabags for breakfast, and the comida económica at $30 pesos for your main meal, antojitos por la calle at night.
Read more on my blog, Surviving La Vida Buena
Also visit my food blog.My Mexican Kitchen