Posted by Zihu@Rob on January 08, 2001 at 15:29:06:
In Reply to: Re: Living in the area. posted by Perry Lewis on January 08, 2001 at 13:57:24:
It is obviously possible to live here much cheaper than Florida's comparable cost of living. I used that example based on the lifestyle of the average U.S. citizen. To live here inexpensively there are tradeoffs most U.S. citizens may not willing to make.
The daily minimum wage here is about $5 US. I repeat, DAILY. So the cost of living is very relative to lifestyle. If you "Mexicanize" your lifestyle you'll find you can get by on much less than you currently spend.
To move here in order to escape the "rat race" may prove to be an elusive if not futile goal. The type of escape you seek begins within you. The "rat race" is everywhere.