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    The large Mexico pharmacies now generally have a doctor present for part of the day. A cheap consulta points you in the right direction, and the pharmacy sells you what you need.

    Mexico has made antibiotics hard to get without a prescription. So, the big pharmacy chains enjoy additional market share with the on-site doctor.

    Interestingly, you can still get drugs scheduled in the US like my Soma I use for my back, and steroids like testosterone.

    I like Mexico a lot and wish I'd retired here.
    You couldn't do a farm, labor is too expensive.

    But the country is changing. There is a countrywide ban on plastic bags. So, we wound up buying a mochila to put our Home Depot purchases in.

    >>> So, no free bag, and no bag to buy either. Shelley went back in to try and find a laundry bag while I stuffed my pockets with the small stuff.
    The mochila at $6 was the best solution we could find.

    WTF ???

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    So, less than $3 for a consulta.

    That's better than ObamaCare
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    And they have airplanes in Mexico, you know, the kind that flies!
    My hit list for one-weekers is CDMX, Puebla, Merida. Never did Copper Canyon, it's been on my list for 50 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    The large Mexico pharmacies now generally have a doctor present for part of the day. A cheap consulta points you in the right direction, and the pharmacy sells you what you need.

    Mexico has made antibiotics hard to get without a prescription. So, the big pharmacy chains enjoy additional market share with the on-site doctor.

    Interestingly, you can still get drugs scheduled in the US like my Soma I use for my back, and steroids like testosterone.

    I like Mexico a lot and wish I'd retired here.
    You couldn't do a farm, labor is too expensive.


    But the country is changing. There is a countrywide ban on plastic bags. So, we wound up buying a mochila to put our Home Depot purchases in.

    >>> So, no free bag, and no bag to buy either. Shelley went back in to try and find a laundry bag while I stuffed my pockets with the small stuff.
    The mochila at $6 was the best solution we could find.

    WTF ???
    All really depends where and for what. If managed correctly, and that is GD rub and the GD PIA, Mexican labor is about the same or less than Central America. Just takes a lot more effort. In the grand scheme of things many things are less expensive in Mex compared to CentAm, and if you have easy access to the US, decidedly cheaper. The cost of bureaucracy in Mex is high though, and never ceases to irritate me.

    Mexico is a great place to retire, just always figure on spending and not making.

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    That reminds me of something my brother in law said, no one moves to Nicaragua to work, you move there so you won’t have to work.

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    That's the problem. Living here is like having a part time job except you pay the other guy instead of them paying you.

    Best bet: rent, hire a maid, guard, driver so you can relax.

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