It is cheaper to live in Mexico than USA?
Topic: Usa papers
July 19, 2019 / By Cherise Question:
It is cheaper to live in Mexico than USA
What do I need to live in Nogales, Mexico and still stay a citizen of USA what paper will I need Etc.
What papers will Mexico require to live in Mexico
Best Answers: It is cheaper to live in Mexico than USA?
Ashlie | 2 days ago
It is cheaper to live in Mexico than USA?
Real estate may at first look cheaper, but when the size and quality of dwelling one buys in Mexico is compared to the USA, the legal fees involved, the cost of electricity, phone service, water and property tax owning a home like an American home os more expensive in Mexico. Cable, satellite TV and internet are more expensive. Automobiles cost more and there is a nearly 3% annual tax on them. This was a federal tax until this year. Next year it will be at the discretion of the states which are keeping the tax under a different name. Gasoline, diesel and other fuels go up in price every month regardless of the international price of petroleum. There is a 16% national VAT tax on most products. Electric and electronic products from toaster to stereos, iPods, to TVs to computers, etc. are more expensive than in the US. Shopping centers charge for parking. Middle income earners can expect to have as much as 35% of their income taken by the government on top of all the other oppressive taxes exacted.
So NO it is not cheaper to live in Mexico.
Most foreigners who live in Mexico must have one of the following visas: FM3 (visitor non immigrant) or FM2 (immigrant) which is approximately the same as a "green card" in the USA. Since Nogales,Sonora is in a border area the requirements may be different. Your best bet is to contact the Mexican Consulate in Nogales, Arizona
135 W Cardwell Street, Nogales, Az. 856211
open from 8:00am - 2:00pm.
Fax: (520) 287-3175
Foreigners are not allowed to own land (in their own names) in border areas. Residing in a foreign country does not cause you to lose your US citizenship. I have been living in Mexico for 25 years and am a US citizen.
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The income requirement is for those that have little or no money to support themselves. in other words if someone has 17 thousand dollars in the bank at renewal times will get an FM3 OR 2, it does Not have to be cash, they will accept copies of investment certificates and cetes or the Bolsa.
They want to know you will be able to support yourself.
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Well I'm going toot my own city's horn. Philadelphia is a cool place to live.
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I will say though, you don't want to go to a city like LA or NYC. They are notoriously expensive. The job market here is kind of crappy and you don't want to be stuck somewhere paying rent that's out of control and trying to work in a competitive job market.
Ultimately you can live here on a limited budget, you just have to be smart. Don't come here buying into all the glitz and glam, it's totally not like that for the average American. Come here knowing how to be frugal and smart and you should be ok.
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