This is the latest release in The Livin' In Mexico series by best-selling author Brian Burke. This book creates, describes, outlines, and outright lives five real-world budgets, from $500. to $2500 USD a month. It is intended to guide you, inform you, and price the cost of living across a number of different ways of life in Mexico, depending on budget. It starts monthly expenses beginning at $500 USD, and tops out at $2500 USD, creating detailed plans every $500 up.
In this, the third book of the series, he explores a new theme. What does it really cost to live in Mexico? Why is there so much contradictory information online about costs? What do I need to know before making the move? And when I have made the move, how do I get the maximum benefit from the dollars available? Find a house, not get ripped off, where to shop, what to avoid?
These are just some of the questions this book answers.
These lifestyles are all possible, and at even the lowest levels you will eat sleep and drink just fine. Plus you'll be living in Mexico! Which in and of itself is priceless! How do you value a beautiful sunset over the ocean? Or sunrise? Endless sunny, warm days? Tacos? You can't put a dollar figure on that (OK, maybe the tacos), but if you could, consider it at roughly the cost of a week vacation in Mexico, $150 a day at a bare minimum. Most come in closer to $200 a day. But really, you can't. Living here is indeed priceless.
The book covers food, transportation, housing, entertainment, healthcare, banking, internet, utilities. If you're going to need it, we're going to talk about it.
Some parts of this book will benefit from select passages from the authors' first book about Mexico, entitled 'Livin' In Mexico: The Real Story'. It's a best seller; and should be read by anyone considering a move across the border. While this book is about what it really costs to live in Mexico, that book describes what it's like to actually live there. Read both, and you're so well prepared you may as well have lived in Mexico for a couple of years already.
From the author:
I decided to write this book for a number of reasons. One, I live on a budget. I'm not retired, and have no fixed income. This has allowed me to live all five of the budgets outlined in this book. They're all possible, I've lived them. This affords insight on what's affordable at different stages of income.
Two, I haven't seen any book to date that describes cost of living in Mexico across multiple income levels. So we're going to do that. Who knows? Maybe you'll come into some money, your income will rise, and you'll say to yourself, 'Damn, if only I had a book that helps me figure out my new budget.' Well, you'll already have one! But mostly it's because people have different income levels, so why not try and address as many potential situations as possible?
Three, and probably most importantly, I've been wanting to offer a definitive, reference, no bullshit guide for a while now. You buy the book, you get the straight dope. That's the deal, you get the real story.
The quality of information online is more often than not inaccurate.
Sometimes, if not oftentimes, it's offered as a public service, but biased to favour a financial position, like selling you a condo. Everyone is selling something, I'm just selling this book.
If you've read either of my other books on Mexico, you will know what to expect from this one. It will be the plain, unvarnished, nothin-but-de-truth truth. We won't gloss over anything to avoid ruffling feathers (which of course we will), we're just going to be real. Because Mexico is real, and if you get that, if you live that, you can't help but be real yourself.
Also available bundled with 'Livin' In Mexico:The Real Story'' under the name 'Livin' In Mexico: The Collection' at a reduced price.
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About the Author
Brian Burke is an author and musician living in Mexico. His first book, Livin' In Mexico The Real Story, has become quite popular and regarded by some as a must read for anyone considering an expat life in that country. At times humorous, at times thoughtful, but almost always irrelevant, he describes what he sees, decides how he feels about it, then spins it out in his own quirky style. He's passionate about music, from Sigur Ros to Miles Davis. He plays a very passable blues with a tinge of jazz style guitar, likes tequila and tacos, the ocean, sunrises and sunsets over it especially. And he's grateful to everyone who buys his books, and grateful for their feedback. Coming soon, in Late December 2017, he will release the sequel to Livin' In Mexico. Tentatively called Livin' In Mexico-The Stories. The book will be a series, roughly 5000 word episodes. It will follow the lives of Rob and Riley, an expat couple living in Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico. It will cut even closer to the bone than the first book, describing the antics of expats, Facebook, and everything those very colorful characters get up to. Please be sure to take a look, and thank you again for your interest in his writings. Visit with him and his readers on Facebook, in the Livin' In Mexico Group, as they discuss the books, and living in Mexico. https://www.facebook.com/groups/194543211103562/