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A reader commented on the Expat Report Retirement in Manzanillo, Mexico
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What have been the most rewarding aspects of being retired abroad?
We are living the "american dream" in Mexico. We have a wonderful life. We are pampered, have time to pursue whatever we want, have time for our friends, the weather allows us to go outside almost every day to play. I am selling real estate, so not retired, but my husband is. (Continue)
panamanow replied most recently with:
Thanks for the great info.My wife and I live in Panama and are still looking for our "place". Regarding a long term rental in the Coastal Area of Manzanillo, roughly what could we expect to pay monthly to rent a furnished 1 or 2 bedroom casita. Much thanks!
Kay987 replied recently with:
Well spoken. I've been living in Mexico at Lake Chapala for 9 years and will shortly move to Manzanillo. I think candyking1 has provided excellent info for someone new to life in Mexico. It's beautiful, warmer, cheaper, and there are some warm and unpretentious people in the country. As to perfection, it doesn't exist. Live where you're happy.
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sparksmex replied to the thread SAT issued tax id #s on the Mexico forum on December 18, 2014:
nmbatty initially posted:
Hi We are trying to navigate obtaining SAT issued tax id #s and then actually paying Mexican taxes. Questions: how do we obtain official #s? I've read that you have to be careful at local banks, as they are not SAT issued Do we need a Mexican bank account to pay? Or could I use my USA wells fargo account Is the payment typically auto withdraw from our account? any insight is greatly appreciated. As our employer is not helping us with this. Thanks
sparksmex replied on December 18, 2014 with:
Get references for a good accountant and he should have most of the answers. Auto pay from the US .... I don't think so. Has to be paid in pesos. Bank here is a good idea. If you are not working but open a bank account the back will give you a generic tax number. Real ones from SAT
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sparksmex replied to the thread Temporary Resident Visa / Mexican Taxes on the Mexico forum on December 18, 2014:
nmbatty initially posted:
We are in the process of obtaining Temporary Resident Visas The intent is to be in Guaymas for no more than 1 year We've briefly spoke with a tax service and we will have to pay Mexican taxes on our money earned in Mexico (even though our checks will still be from the USA company) The Temp Resident visa states - "plan on being in Mexico for 180 days" is that 180 continuous? we may end up being on a 3 months here, 1 month in USA if that is the case, do we need to pay Mexican taxes? We have another meeting next week w/ the tax service. I'm just trying to get as much info as possible. Thanks!
sparksmex replied on December 18, 2014 with:
In order to work in Mexico you need a Temporal with Permission to work and to get that you need a tax number and probably an accountant. Don't know where the 180 days comes from but once you have the Visa you can come and go.
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RubyCalle replied to the thread info on Oaxaca City, please on the Mexico forum:
carney initially posted:
my wife and i have been a couple of times to mexico; San Carlos, Mazatlan, but are not really experienced Mx travellers; can someone sort of give me an overall view of Oaxaca, maybe in contrast to other areas of Mx? The flavor of it? I'm not looking for a particular thing, just orentiation in general. I have a specific reason for asking about this city. We won't live there, just be there for an extended time. Thanks,
RubyCalle replied on December 17, 2014 with:
thanks great! Any experience with the private oncological centers there?? I am looking at a community about 2 hours from Oaxaca, but access to medical care is important! And a nice expat community too! thanks
iguanalover replied on December 17, 2014 with:
Oaxaca is full of expats and has an active community that started in the 60's. You won't have a problem. Lots of people teach at the university and housing is available.. The biggest problem with the teachers is hours and hours of boredom because you have to keep certain hours, be prepared. Lots, and lots of good doctors and ice is everywhere. It is a very modern city as are the surrounding areas. If you are looking for an old Mexico country town, look elsewhere.
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jajosc replied to the thread Pastured chicken and grass fed beef on the Mexico forum on December 15, 2014:
jajosc initially posted:
Will I be able to find Pastured chicken and grass fed beef in Mexico City. Absolutely no grain finishing wanted. No texas beef wanted as they are CAFO. No Mexican Cafo beef wanted. Will it be affordable?
jajosc replied on December 16, 2014 with:
I ate off the biodynamic farms in China. Even drank raw milk. You have to trust your farmer and visit the farms. There are people who have gone before me in Mexico who have done this and I will follow them. Do it with knowing your farmer. There are farms in the Chinampas who do organic food in Mexico City. It can be done. It is healthier.
dungeondevil replied on December 16, 2014 with:
Great. Where is your proof. The domestic industry is non regulated! Did the vendor supply you with documentation that his/her supplier is not using X or Y on his produce or or growth hormones for beef, chicken or pork? I tried for 6 months to get this answer, but could not. At least in the First world there is inspection at some level at every point of sale and you as a consumer HAVE recourse. You most definitely don't in Mexico. Its been an eye opener rapping with you and I conclude with: Best of luck in all your food purchases.
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joaquinx replied to the thread Organic Food in Mexico City on the Mexico forum on December 15, 2014:
jajosc initially posted:
Will l I be able to find affordable organic food in Mexico City?
joaquinx replied on December 15, 2014 with:
The Green Corner http://thegreencorner.org/
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kittvincent replied to the thread Moving to Morelia on the Mexico forum on December 15, 2014:
robbintess initially posted:
Hello I will be retiring in 2016 and am researching moving to Morelia. I speak Spanish so would not need a translator. What would a 1 BR apt rent for in town? Any hints for making visa application easier? I am a single woman- any safety issues to be aware of? Any chiropractors?
kittvincent replied on December 15, 2014 with:
My question would be who are being kidnapped? Locals or expats? Not that any kidnapping is acceptable but I am sure there is some sort or back story. Another consideration for you to think about is the weather. Morelia and Merida have very different climates. Look at that carefully before making your decision. Kitt Vincent
pensionado replied on December 15, 2014 with:
uhh, a pensamiento... I encourage your considering moving to Merida, great place but get AC if you're living year round. A heluva lot safer, especialment para las mujeres
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RubyCalle posted Good cancer center Oaxaca Puebla on the Mexico forum on December 15, 2014:
Is there a good cancer center in Oaxaca or Puebla? Somewhere where I can get my blood work and sonograms/MRI/xrays done and also see a good oncologist?? Many thanks !!
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swisslady posted Need apartment in Play del Carmen from about 6/7 Jan 2015 on the Mexico forum on December 15, 2014:
Hi , I am from Switzerland and will be in Playa del Carmen , about 6/7 Jan 2015 looking for a small apartment to rent , close to beach have a happy Christmas lisa
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swisslady posted Playa del Carmen-Tulum on the Mexico forum on December 15, 2014:
Hi, I am from Switzerland and I will be in Playa del Carmen appx the 6.jan 2015, if you need a pet/housesitter , I have a lot of experience , have a happy Christmas lisa
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