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Accessing Care in Mexico: It’s All About Communication

Topics: Health Care

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Talking with your doctor

International Living’s Global Retirement Index for 2014 just ranked Mexico in the top five for “best healthcare in the world”. Of course, it is one thing to know that affordable quality care is available, and quite another for an English speaker to access it. In a recent exchange of comments on a Mexperience healthcare article we discussed the “language gap.” …

Mexicans Feel the Squeeze of High Lime Prices

Topics: Markets and Trade

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Limes for sale in Mexico

Limes are a defining ingredient in Mexican cuisine. From guacamole and ceviche to sauces, garnishes, and drinks – it’s hard to imagine Mexican food in the absence of lime. In the last few months, a fall in supply has caused prices of the crop to triple – and Mexicans are not happy . . .

No Hay Cambio

Topics: Markets and Trade | Money

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Traer Cambio Notice

According to the Bank of Mexico there are more than 360 billion pesos in coins and bills in circulation, which works out at about 3,600 pesos for each of the country’s just over 100 million inhabitants. Why then does it seem that no one ever has any change? . . .

Arranging Your Health Care in Mexico

Topics: Health Care

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mexico Healthcare Options

One of the principal considerations people take into account when they are visiting Mexico for an extended period and especially if they are living or planning to retire in Mexico, is the matter of arranging health care and related services . . .

Mexican Beers

Topics: Food and Drink

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Beers

The Spaniards were the first to introduce barley and wheat based beers to Mexico although production was limited in the early days, in part due to the lack of available grains. The first official concession to brew European-style beers was issued by the Spanish authorities in the middle of the 16th century; however, despite the brewer’s attempts to expand the business by growing more crops locally to increase the supply of barley at a lower price, very high taxation imposed by Spain on locally produced beers and wines stymied the industry’s growth . . .

Total Cost of Property Ownership in Mexico

Topics: Living | Real Estate

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cost of Property Ownership in Mexico

Key attractions of owning property in Mexico are the very affordable ongoing costs of property ownership here. In particular, low property taxes and low building and maintenance costs help you keep your costs under control . . .

Chocolate’s Odyssey

Topics: Food and Drink

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Friday, March 7, 2014

Chocolate

Hernan Cortes was one of the first Europeans to taste xocoatl: the strong, bitter drink taken with prodigious gravitas by the high priests and elite of the Aztec order; they offered it to Cortes believing that he was a god.

Buying a Mexican Hammock

Topics: Markets and Trade

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hammock

Hammocks are sold in markets across Mexico and are one of the mainstay products in a range of Mexican Handicrafts. Buy a decent hammock on your visit to Mexico, and you’ll take home a hanging bed that will be a real pleasure to use and provide years of restful service. Here are some tips to help you choose your Mexican hammock . . .

Finding WiFi Internet Access in Mexico

Topics: Communications

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Saturday, March 1, 2014

Mobile Wifi

WiFi hotspots are widely available across Mexico, and even in some of the country’s more rural areas. Here are some current notes about how to go about getting connected to WiFi hotspots here . . .

Why is Medical Care So Expensive in the US?

Topics: Health Care

Written by: Mexperience

Published: Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cost of Medical Care

In January, a 20-year-old was presented with a $55,000 hospital bill for an appendectomy at a hospital in Sacramento, California. Even with coverage through his father’s insurance policy, this young man was saddled with over $11,000 in debt that will take him years to repay . . .