Playa Del Carmen Real Estate | THESE ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Andrea Perron Ruiz andrea 13 June 2012 0
THESE ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

The quality of life that we experience living in Mexico makes up for any culture shock we may occasionally experience. The home and personal services available in Mexico are very affordable and go a long way to helping us adapt a carefree beach living attitude! Coming from a do-it-yourself culture, land of self-check outs and self-service gas stations, to Playa del Carmen may be jarring for some, but you'll quickly get used to having someone bag your groceries, wash and fold your laundry, walk your dog, guide you to parking spots and fuel your tank so you don't even have to get out of the car.

Dog Walking in Playa del Carmen

While it's true that some products may be more expensive in Mexico, such as electronics, most services are dramatically less expensive here than in the US. For example; maid service in the US has an average price per hour of $15 USD, here in Playa del Carmen the average price for maid service for a two bedroom house is $250 MXP. In the US gardeners and pool service are also much more expensive, but in Playa del Carmen a full time gardener/maintenance/pool service employee for your home is only approximately $4000 MXP a month. Likewise a full time nanny/cleaning lady is around the same price ($4000 MXP monthly) depending if room and board is offered.

Handy Man at your doorstep

Not only is Mexico more full-service oriented than the US, many of these services present themselves right at our doorsteps. On any given day the contagious song of gas trucks can be heard announcing full tanks to be traded for empties, a yell out the window and a couple of hundred pesos and viola- the new tank of gas is ready to go and you didn't even have pick up the phone! Here is a list of services that frequent the streets, either calling out or making a specific noise to get attention, that provide at-your-door-service here in Playa del Carmen.

Fruit Sales at your door

Services-

Electrician/Plumber

knife sharpening

Window screen installation

Pest control/fumigation

Maid service

Gardener service

Gas Company

Shoe repair

For Sale-

Drinking Water (Thankfully there really is someone who will carry those heavy garafones up the stairs!)

Wooden Furniture

Fruit

Elotes (Corn and Mexican corn dishes)

Flan (a custard style dessert)

Ice Creams

Tamales

Queso Oaxaca

Baked goods

What products and services knock on your door?

Andrea Perron Ruiz andrea

Andrea was born and raised in Montreal by a Mexican mother and a French Canadian father. She studied cinema and photography in Argentina and Montreal, and has now been living in Playa del Carmen for several years. Both her Mexican and Canadian roots are an important influence on her identity and how she perceives the world through her photography and writing as the content creator for BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors www.buyplaya.co and the blogs at https://www.buyplaya.co/playalife/

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