Aug 23, 2004, 7:48 PM
Post #43 of 49
No, that post survived. To the best of my recollection, that fixed cost estimate was as follows.
No mortgage or rent was included since both we and our Connecticut friend own our houses outright. She figured her fixed costs at $28,000 p.a. before any food or entertainment. Our fixed costs come to less than $12,000 p.a. but include the cost of a full time gardener and part time housekeeper which she could not even dream of having. We also included the cost of high speed DSL internet service, local cable and satellite services which probably aggregate about $105USD per month. Otherwise, just basic utilities and property taxes that come to $125 p.a. We also included the costs associated with having two cars when we really only need one.
I many cities in Mexico, Merida, San Luis Potosi, Campeche, San Cristobal de Las Casas, etc. come to mind, one can buy a very nice house for well under $100,000 US so imagine what you could buy in a small town.
I hope this helps.