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Tips from expats and experts about moving to Mexico and living in Mexico.

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Getting Rid of Ants in Your Home in Mexico

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Ants in your home is a common problem and a tolerated problem in most areas of Mexico. Solution, bring a box of borox detergent with you. (Continue Reading)

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Bring US Dollars to Mexico

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If you are visiting or moving to Mexico, bring American cash. Do not exchange it for pesos at any airport as they do not give you the best exchange rate. (Continue Reading)

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Use Pesos at Local Markets instead of Credit Cards

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Try your best to refrain from using credit and debit cards on the local markets in Mexico. Besides the fact that the foreign exchange rate is taking money from you through your bank, you also run the chance of being charged the wrong rate. (Continue Reading)

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Where Does the Ice Come From

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An item sometimes overlooked in eating and drinking is ice. We Americans love our drinks cold, and so often we order an "ice" tea or "ice" bottled water.......if the ice comes from the city water supply, it is like drinking city water. (Continue Reading)

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Avoid Buying Electronics in Mexico

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Do not plan on buying laptops, computers or iPods and iPads in Mexico. They are usually priced almost 200% more than American prices. Even the xbox and play station games are extremely expensive here. (Continue Reading)

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