How Lower Costs in Puerto Vallarta Mean More Money for Luxuries

Marcia Gage - International Living
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February 16, 2017


Whether you are looking for a full-time retirement haven or want to escape the winter up north, Mexico has a lot to offer in the way of weather, culture, and cost of living.

Puerto Vallarta, sometimes referred to as the San Francisco of Mexico, is expensive by Mexican standards, but still less than half the cost of many American cities. There may be less expensive Mexican cities to live in, but they don’t have the beauty of the Bay of Banderas, the Sierra Madre Mountains, friendly people, diverse culture, and, of course, the beautiful weather.

All these things drew me and my husband Judd to this Pacific coast beach town from our stressful lives in Minneapolis. Then we found we could live here on our Social Security.

Since moving to Puerto Vallarta, we’ve found we make substantial savings on daily, weekly, and monthly expenses. Whether you are looking for a full-time retirement haven or want to escape the winter up north, Mexico has a lot to offer in the way of weather, culture, and cost of living. Here are a few examples of our household savings:



The rent figure is based on a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment, less than two blocks from the ocean and that includes internet and maid service.

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