Again today I was reminded of the differences between the United States and Mexico. A few days ago I bought a bag of dog bones from the pet shop. The bag cost 110 pesos. That is $9.07 in American dollars. In the States I could have gotten a bag that size for one dollar. Today, Sunday, the water pump went out where I am house sitting and I had to call the plumber. He fixed it in less than twenty minutes. He charged 100 pesos. In American money that is $8.07.
Labor here is usually cheap..... Products can be very expensive. This is a mirror of the States where you can buy a used bike at a yard sale for five dollars but you have to pay the bike repair people maybe a hundred to get it working properly. Here, you might have to pay a hundred dollars for a used bike at a yard sale but you could get it fixed for maybe ten dollars. This is a good thing to remember when you live here.