UPDATE 7/10/18 – When we first moved to Mexico in 2013 the peso was about 12.50 to 1 USD. It has changed considerably since then! Today it is 19.12 pesos to 1 USD. That would put our rent for this home in Mexico at $444.68, (8500 pesos).
Below you will see photos of our home in Mexico a small gated-community in Morelia, Mexico. It is much nicer then I thought we could afford. It is 8500 pesos a month. That is $660.45 at today’s rates. In Louisville, Kentucky, we would have paid three times as much for rent for a similar property. And our mortgage when we moved was over $1000 per month with much less to offer.
Our home in Mexico has four and a half baths. We don’t use the boy’s bath. We keep it locked. We also don’t use the bath in the laundry room. Most homes like ours have lots of bathrooms. For me, it’s just more to clean!
The pool area is part of the rec center. There is a gym, a racket ball court, tennis court, playground, grills, ping pong, and a large hall and kitchen for parties. It’s only for our gated-community and included in our rent. We only have about 70 to 100 residents right now so it’s not busy. It’s not brand new but they keep it up pretty well.
We are five minutes from Walmart and Home Depot and we sit on the edge of town. So I think it’s a great location for us in Morelia. We are about 15 minutes from our Kingdom Hall, where our Bible meetings are held.
You can find cheaper homes for rent especially if you have a smaller family. This home in Mexico just seemed right for us at this time. I hope you enjoy the tour. Tina
Our open staircase. Trying to teach kids not to play on it. Steps are wide so that helps. It has also proven to be good exercise for the legs.
Our master bedroom. Another used double bed. All our used furniture came from a sister.
Originally published October 27, 2013
A ridiculous amount of coffee was consumed in the process of creating this project. Add some fuel if you'd like to keep me going ;-) Gracias!