Oct. 18, 2022

The Expat Lifestyle and Cost of Living in Oaxaca, Mexico

The Expat Lifestyle and Cost of Living in Oaxaca, Mexico

How much does it cost to live in Mexico? Are expats ruining Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido? Solo traveling expat and entrepreneur, Vangile Makwakwa, reports back from her digital nomad home base on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.


How much does it cost to live in Mexico? Are expats ruining Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido? Solo traveling expat and entrepreneur, Vangile Makwakwa, reports back from her digital nomad home base on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. She breaks down the cost of living in Mexico (for expats and locals) and how it compares to the cost of living in her home country of South Africa.

 

Vangile also shares how she budgets her money as a digital nomad, what the quality of life is like for expats in Oaxaca, and why there’s growing tension between foreigners and locals.

 

Are you or a loved one thinking of traveling or moving to Mexico soon? This episode is a MUST-LISTEN!

 

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EPISODE 177 TOPICS DISCUSSED:

  • Why Vangile moved from South Africa to Sri Lanka to Mexico.
  • Cost of living in Oaxaca, Mexico: Rent, amenities, wifi, food, yoga, and more.
  • The difference in lifestyle between Oaxaca City and Puerto Escondido on the coast.
  • Inside the culture and international community in Oaxaca.
  • How development and tourism is creating tension between locals and foreigners.
  • Cost of living in Mexico vs. South Africa.
  • Meeting new people after moving to a new city or country.
  • How Vangile budgets her money for business and personal expenses.

 

QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

  • Why did you move to Mexico as an expat?
  • What is daily life like in Oaxaca, Mexico?
  • What is the cost of living in Oaxaca and Puerto, Escondido, Mexico?
  • Is Mexico or South Africa cheaper to live in?
  • Is it fair for expat destinations to have local prices and foreigner prices?
  • Is there animosity between locals and expats in Mexico?
  • How fast is the WiFi in Mexico?
  • And more!

 

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Mexican Cities Mentioned:

  • Huatulco
  • Mexico City
  • Oaxaca Centro
  • Puerto Escondido

 

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Vangile Makwakwa is an author, speaker, World Traveler, Founder of Wealthy Money, wealth coach, yogi and a podcast host (Money Magic Podcast & Property Magician Podcast).

Vangile has been traveling for 15 years and has lived in over 16 different countries and visited way more.