Mexico: Great Healthcare From 25% of the U.S. Cost

Mexico: Great Healthcare From 25% of the U.S. Cost

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May 30, 2017

When I moved to Mexico, one piece of emotional baggage I left behind in the U.S. was worry over the cost of healthcare. In Mexico, I have access to two affordable healthcare systems: public and private. In Mexico’s private healthcare system, costs—pretty much across the board—run 25% to 50% of U.S. costs for comparable services.

Part-Time Living on a Historic Greek Island for $1,000 a Month

Part-Time Living on a Historic Greek Island for $1,000 a Month

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May 27, 2017

Growing up in suburban Vancouver, I always wanted to live in a village. The kind of village where houses fit so snugly together that, if you’re on a hillside overlooking the sea, the adjoining staircases and tongue-and-grooved patios and eaves save you from tumbling headlong to the shore.

Own For $55,000 and Rent For $400 a Month in Loja, Ecuador

Own For $55,000 and Rent For $400 a Month in Loja, Ecuador

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May 22, 2017

I live on a sizeable quinta (a villa or small estate) near Loja—deep in southern Ecuador. Here the weather is so mild, I live in the open air year-round. Being so near the equator means the temperature never gets too cold, while the Andean elevation keeps the air from ever getting unbearably hot.