Home Prices in the U.S., vs. Home Prices in Mexico*
|Three-bedroom, Two-bath Home in:||Pleasanton, California||Lake Chapala, Mexico|
|Total Savings in Mexico:||US$588,625|
|Yearly Savings on Taxes:||US$13,625|
*Note that the low cost of housing in Mexico can add up to an 80% savings!
Cost of Living: Lake Chapala Mexico is just more affordable!
The Maximum Sample Cost of Living Chart
|Utilities & Telecom (electricity, phone, internet service, cable or satellite television, cell-phone):||$200|
|Gasoline and Auto Upkeep:||$100|
|Domestic Help (maid and gardener):||$200|
|Entertainment and Leisure (including dining out, cinema and concerts):||$300|
|Healthcare (two people at $240 per year for IMSS insurance, plus $80 per month for private-care incidentals):||$100|
|Household Items (including kitchen utensils and other home necessities, clothing):||$100|
|Total||$1,300 per month|
Total: $1,300 per month, or around $15,600 per year, for two people and all that they need to live well. You can hardly beat that in the States.
Note: You can live here with low as $500 US Dollars per month for 2 people (Without paying rent).