DEL-Live Well in Mexico: How to Relocate, Retire, and Increase Your Standard of Living

DEL-Live Well in Mexico: How to Relocate, Retire, and Increase Your Standard of Living

by Ken Luboff

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781562614324
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/1999
Series: Live Well Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Overview of a Sweet New Life9
Topography and Population10
Attitude toward Foreigners11
Economy12
Environmental Issues13
Crime14
Politics15
Education17
Cuisine17
Cultural Oddities21
2Mexico's History25
Pre-Columbian Residents26
The Aztecs and the Spanish Invasion28
Spanish Rule31
Independence32
Revolution33
3Mexico's People35
Rules of Etiquette37
Mexico's Poor40
Getting the Job Done41
Finding Your Niche43
4Se Habla Espanol?45
5Money Matters51
Buy or Rent?34
Taxes55
Banking58
Federal Benefits59
Wills61
Funny Money61
Hiring Help64
Shifting Perspectives65
6Staying Healthy66
Traveling Healthy68
Medicine70
Health Insurance70
Health-care Alternatives72
Smoking72
AA73
Staying Healthy in Life73
7Communications
Telephone Service74
Internet76
Mail78
8Making the Move79
FM380
FM281
Shipping Household Items82
Moving with Children84
Moving with Pets85
Senior Citizen Card86
9Transportation and Travel87
Driving in Mexico87
Driving across the Border88
Auto Insurance90
Aduana91
Auto Import Laws91
Road Safety92
Gas95
Repairs and Maintenance96
Road Signs96
Maps97
Green Angels98
Driving in Mexico City98
Car Rentals99
Traveling by Air99
Traveling by Bus99
Train Travel101
Taxis101
10A Roof over Your Head102
Buying102
Fideicomiso105
Ejidos106
Building106
Renting108
11Working in Mexico110
Working Papers112
Business Taxes113
Maquiladoras114
Labor Force116
Volunteer Work117
12Planning Your First Trip118
Suggested Itinerary120
Tour Groups123
Clothing and Supplies124
Money125
Bargaining127
Rental Cars127
A Few Hotels130
13Lake Chapala134
History137
How to Get There138
The Foreign Community139
Real Estate140
Renting143
Publications143
Volunteer Organizations144
Arts and Recreation145
Market Basket146
Social Life148
Dining and Nightlife149
Medical Services150
Money150
Communications151
Environmental Concerns151
14Puerto Vallarta153
History156
How to Get There157
The Foreign Community157
Real Estate158
Renting161
Publications162
Arts and Recreation162
Market Basket164
Community Organizations165
Schools165
Dining and Nightlife166
Getting Around in the City167
Medical Services167
Money168
Internet Service168
15San Miguel Allende169
History172
How to Get There173
The Foreign Community174
Real Estate176
Rentals181
Arts and Entertainment182
Fiestas183
Newspapers and Books183
Community Organizations185
Recreation and Relaxation185
Dining and Nightlife186
Medical Services186
Money187
Communications188
Market Basket188
16Cuernavaca190
History194
How to Get There195
Foreign and Local Communities196
Real Estate197
Rentals198
Arts and Entertainment198
Newspapers and Books200
Community Organizations200
Market Basket202
Golf, or Tennis Anyone?202
Dining and Nightlife203
Getting Around in the City203
Medical Services204
Communications204
Consulate and Immigration204
17Mazatlan205
History208
How to Get There209
The Foreign Community211
Real Estate211
Renting213
RV Parks and Marinas213
Getting Around in the City214
Community Life214
Newspapers and Books215
Arts and Entertainment215
Sports216
Trips Outside Town217
Dining and Nightlife217
Medical Services219
Money220
Internet220
Mail220
Consulate and Immigration220
Shopping Cart221
18Other Retirement Cities222
Guadalajara, Jalisco222
San Carlos, Sonora225
Patzcuaro, Michoacan226
Oaxaca, Oaxaca228
Manzanillo, Colima230
Guanajuato, Guanajuato231
Cabo San Lucas233
Appendix237
The States of Mexico237
Newspapers237
Newsletters238
Magazines239
Books239
Internet Sites239
U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico240
U.S. Consular Agents in Mexico241
Mexican Government Tourism Offices in the United States241
Mexican Embassy in the United States242
Mexican Consulates in the United States242
Mexican Trade Commission Offices in the United States244
National Holidays and Celebrations244
Index246

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DEL-Live Well in Mexico: How to Relocate, Retire, and Increase Your Standard of Living 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This guide together with 'Choose Mexico' are must reading if you plan to move south of the border.