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The average income in Mexico is about 250,000 pesos a year. Before you put your house on the market and prepare to move for a career in Mexico that amounts to about 13,100 American dollars per year.

In the Riviera Maya area of Mexico, which is a higher income area, here are some of the salaries. A housekeeper makes about 5000 pesos ($270) per month plus tips. I heard one tourist telling another tourist that his sunglasses cost about $300. A construction worker makes about 300 pesos a day ($16).

Alex, a young man who worked the front desk at the place we stayed, probably makes about 11,000 pesos per month plus a commission for trips he may have sold. ($600).

They were the hardest working, friendliest group of people we have ever had the pleasure to meet. We were there for four days and it was obvious when they recognized us. They would learn a bit about you and respond to it. They joked and visited with you. We were advised by someone who travels a lot more than we do to take along a lot of dollar and five dollar bills for tips.

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