western caribbbean is still overpriced next to west coast
when one is able to buy a brand new hand made wood hollow box boom of ipe aka parota wood, for 1200 pesos, at 17 pesos to one dollar, you do the math...
tacos for 15 pesos, meal of stew of whatever kinds available-- riblets in red sauce, chicken in crema poblana, chicken en mole... chiles rellenos--with jalisco style rice n beans and hand made tortillas... less than 50 pesos.. excellent.
as f or boat work--- no problem. anyhting canbe found in mexico. not a lot of money
. when a mexican tells me something is a lot of money then follows that up with is 150 pesos, i choke back a laugh , buy it on the spot, and run like a common thief to stow it or install it into my boat.
never trust a mechanic
inm exico. he is a robber and will either remove parts from your engine
in the name oof repairing it, or will quadruple charge you, state your perfectly good perkins
is trash, and proceed to try to sell you a yanmar
at 3 times manufacturers recommended list pricing. with a 10,000 usd fee for assessment at your boat,..
DO NOT GO THERE!!!!! if your engine
needs anything from injector work
, injector pump rebuild
, starter rebuild
, rebuild of entire diesel
, find fishermen, make friends. help them. they will help you and you willbe sooooo happy. you will also spend less than 4000 usd to completely rebuild an engine so that it is new, including electricals and fuel
system in full, and the oil cooling heat exchanger
the rebuild for injector pump
was less than 200 usd with lift pump
anything and everything is rebuildable here. for not much money.
but then i remain away from larger expat settlements and desert mexico, which are not same world.
llearn spanish. it helps.
btw-- the longer you remain in an area, the better the locals get to know you and trust you, and the less pricey is your cruising.