....Probably why the website does not state anything about the "relative" cost of living. I agree with what you say, but also note that most expats are people from the first world with some sort of savings or outside income source. This is not the case for me, and I agree that the relative cost of living is higher here then it would be for me in my hometown of Minneapolis, but I would have to make a bet that it is still less here than in New York City.cbphoto said:Cost of living is only relative to money at hand/earned
Comparing to seattle my rent is less. House keeper is basically free next to the cost back home. Restaurant checks here are the same for me. Good sandwich for lunch on the run 35 pesos, back home 7 dollars so 25% more here. Wine much more expensive here. Agree on the groceries being cheaper overall, completely disagree on the 1/4 - 1/2 numbers, for me its more like 3/4 - 4/5.jb5 said:For me in comparison to SF, cost of housing is about half, my restaurant checks are half for similar quality. Lunch on the run-- 2 empanadas, cost one- fifth of a SF sandwich. We save big money on wine. A housekeeper costs one- fifth of the hourly rate in SF. Fruits, veggies, meat other than chicken are one-quarter to half.