Living in Mexico

Real Estate Broker/Owner with The Road Warrior of Real Estate

Just to note the costs of living are much lower here living in Cozumel.  I will confess the weather is hot right now and the only expense is air conditioning.  Each room has it's on a/c called 'mini splits'  What a great thought... only a/c the room you are using.  Even so, the little I do use it is about $150 a month for a 2000 sq/ft all concrete stone house.  Water is $5 a month and taxes on a home average price of $220,000 is $100 a year!  Food is reasonable and there are no fast food options so a healthier me!  The activities range from going to the movies for $3 and it's stadium seating, ocean and beach options each day, water sports and night life.  Why not see what's available and use the future retirement money of buyers where you can get a lot more for your money and a lifestyle that fits too!

Comments (6)

Monika Depalo
REAL ESTATE Agent/Stager

It is nice to have pricing like that, I'm sure the vegetables and fruit are fresh.  If you like Mexican food your are all set.  I've been to Taxco the silver city, Mexico City and Acupulco.  They were all unique.  Luckily, I was not there during the earthquake or the Mexican flu.

May 31, 2009 09:52 AM
Cindy Trautwein
The Road Warrior of Real Estate - Broomfield, CO

In Cozumel it's all about fresh fish, everything comes from the mainland in Cancun but we have a store called Mega on the lines of Super Target.  The flu thing was well overrated!!! Sad for so many people here who have suffered from the negative press in most tourist areas.  This too shall pass.... Drop by anytime! 

May 31, 2009 10:04 AM
Sandra White
John L Scott Real Estate - Port Townsend, WA
Experienced Residential Resale Broker

It sounds appealing.  Do you live there all year round?  Do you fly back to the states very often?

May 31, 2009 10:49 AM
An Marshall
Berkshire Hathaway - St. Augustine - Saint Augustine, FL
Your St Augustine Real Estate Consultant

Was Cozumel in your plan or did you just jump off the mainland cliff one day?  Sounds very interesting but personally, I hope never to move again.

May 31, 2009 11:06 AM
Cindy Trautwein
The Road Warrior of Real Estate - Broomfield, CO

I visited for 12 years but never wanted to 'buy' and then about 3 years planning decided at 52 not a bad move with the real estate changing and Mexico is so different, it's almost doing business in the 90's) I had an opportunities so set up a website got a mexican corporation and doing real estate and vacation rentals with a local on the island  (native to Cozumel) I can fly using Frontier benefits for just taxes often (usually don't) but love the lifestyle and cost of living! 

May 31, 2009 11:14 AM
Tim Monciref - Austin, TX
Over 2,000 homes sold…..

Proud of you for having the guts to make the move.  We talk about it......but we are still here.

May 31, 2009 12:41 PM