Cost of Living In Guadalajara, Mexico – 2021

It is costing us, a family of two, $1,558 to live in an upscale 2bdr/ 2bathrm apartment in a suburb of Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico!

We lived in the Yucatan for a little over a year. It was a wonderful place to save money and experience the culture of the Maya. When we left we had no intentions to lower our cost of living. Our move from Merida, Yucatan to Guadalajara, Jalisco was for a perceived higher quality of life. One filled with a diverse variety of things to do, places to go, foods to eat and cultures to experience. We found that and much more in Guadalajara along with the opportunity to explore more of Mexico! Below is the Cost of Living in Guadalajara!

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Restrictions in Merida: Covid-19

We have been in a state of High Alert: Lock-Down for the past 2 weeks  here in Merida in the government’s attempts to limit the spread of coronavirus.

In addition to ley seca (dry law, alcohol prohibition) there are some other restrictions in Merida due to the state of High Alert caused by Covid-19. Here is our list of restrictions pertinent to us, as expats. This list was composed on August 3rd 2020

List of Restrictions in Merida

Shooting vlog when police made their presence felt.
Daily life in Merida during covid-19 restrictions.

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10 Flying Tips in a Time of Covid

 

Even in these uncertain times people still need to fly. If its a border run to renew a visa, an urgent need to see a relative or maybe you are lucky enough to be heading to a place that accepts the U. S. Passport. Either way there is a smart way to travel during these unprecedented times we are living in. While corona is messing up everyone’s plans lets do everything we can to keep ourselves and everyone around us as safe as we can.  We just had to do a border run and came back with a slew of suggestions for anyone flying during the time of Covid. Read more

Merida’s Top 5 Coffeeshops for Social Distancing

Merida was a great city to ride out the effects of Covid-19 in. It was safe; meaning the local politicians and citizens took (and are taking) the threat seriously. We are still in the mist of this global thorn and we are emerging from a city-wide quarantine in stages. Like most of the expats here, we have been itching to get back out and start safely enjoying this thriving city. We are remote workers and love when we can set up shop in a local coffee house but all coffee shops are not created equal. We look for a few things when we are scoping out a coffeehouse here: Read more