After just about 5 years living in Tijuana Mexico, the thing to be careful of is coming back to the US. I lived as what most consider a Digital Nomad in Mexico. In this article, the thing I wanna talk about more than anything is what happens when it’s all over and you gotta go home.
This is where it all catches up with you. Depending on how long you have been outta of the loop or where in the US you will be returning to prices and the landscape has changed. And depending on how serious you took the Digital Nomad lifestyle, you could also be fronting the cost for a car plus place to live for restarting your life.
it’s all reversed. You made a plan to Travel to Mexico… Asia or where ever you had to book a ticket, transportation.. same thing for the US. Actually, I was a little lucky, only being in Mexico and my home base was in Las Vegas and the cost of living are very similar. Also, your savings all depend on the how well you know the Landscape.
Returning home a super star. Many of my friends ask me about my life, living outside the US. And they can’t understand because most are workers. Because no matter what happens im free to just turn around and go anywhere.
Plan an exit strategy from day one. A solid one. Coming back to the US is pricey.
Dentist in Las Vegas don’t take payments. The closest thing to Dentist taking payments in Las Vegas is scam dental financing. But I have good news! A short drive down the 15 south to Tijuana Mexico you can find dentists lined up to take payments and get your teeth fixed for less than you can imagine.
Dentist in Tijuana Mexico are lined up to take payments for you and in most cases see you for free.
Fun Fact: Some dentist in Tijuana will even take and US insurance.
You don’t need to do into debt with dental financing to get great teeth that you can afford.
Tijuana or even Mexico for that matter is not for everyone. It has to be inside you, you have to want it. I love Mexico and I think it loves me too. I love Mexican culture and people, the carefree way of living. Everything I did while I was there was fun.
I know that sounds very vague but everyone will experience Mexico differently. If you are moving to save money, then let me save you some time… you won’t save much money.
The good news is you don’t need to be able to afford car payment to get all your teeth fixed in Tijuana Mexico. On this website, I tell you how I got 13 teeth fixed what was all the work in my mouth for just about $1200.00 USD. Still, need payments? A fun fact many of the dentists in Tijuana Mexico will also take payments and may even work with your US insurance provider.
My story was I was quoted more than 15k to get all my teeth fixed and didn’t know where to turn. So I started reading about medical tourism, the good news is was living in Nevada only about 300 miles again from Tijuana.
The solution for US dental health care might be Mexico, you may not know this but some dental health plans will cover dental visits to Mexico!
The high cost of dental work in the US makes it very hard for middle-class families to really get any services without paying large upfront fees. However, some insurance providers also work with the dentist in Mexico.
Most Dentist in Tijuana Mexico will use an endodontist to come inhouse and do their Root Canal treatments.
There are many pain-free endodontists inTijuana they fluctuate in price a little.
Your Mexican Dentist will map out a treatment plan with pricing this is free in most cases unless you get some X-rays. But even with X-rays this cost is still very low.
You can see mine in the example below
Also in Mexico, you can work on pricing and payment plans your dentist, unlike US dentist Mexican dentist do work with your budget, so don’t be scared to ask.
You have 3 parts.
- Root removal/Endodonria-$180
*Best to deal in dollars
You have less to worry about than you think going to the dentist in Tijuana, the area around the border in Tijuana has tons of good dentist. I am scared of going to the Dentist, the Dentist wanted to meet with me. He knew what to do, he also was able to talk English. I felt very good after meeting with him in person, very warm and personable guy.
You have about the same chance of having issues with your dentist in Tijuana Mexico as you do in the US, I have a tool that a dentist broke off in my tooth from a root canal done in Las Vegas, and it’s still inside the tooth!
It is very simple to find a good Dentist in Tijuana. Looking online at fake and unreliable reviews is not going to be helpful, You need to get a referral from someone. Getting first-hand information on local dentist is by far the best way.
Some of the best Dentist in Mexico are past the Zona Norte tourist areas, also cheaper with better opportunities to save money.
This is not a stupid fake review website.
I want to share with you how I went to Tijuana Mexico and had all my teeth fixed for just about $1200, after being quoted more than $15,000 by a dentist in the United States.
Why did I go to Tijuana Mexico for my dental work? I knew I needed a good solution for my dental needs. I was past 40 years old and needed some serious dental work done and the dentist in the US wanted all the money upfront and that not an option. Because I don’t have 15k.
Most dental offices I went to in the US offer-Scam Dental Financing that amounted to car payments for your mouth.
With recent rising rental cost is moving to Tijuana still a great value? With the recent changes to the San Ysidro line and opening of the Ped-west has sent the cost of rent in Tijuana and surrounding areas skyrocketing.
The questions is Tijuana still a great value? Has the recent changes to the border really made is easier to cross and make San Diego more accessible to working commuters living in TJ?
I would say No. Tijuana has many issues that don’t support these rental hikes. And most of these recent hikes are only supported by spectators and realtors not with any real changes that promote growth to Tijuana.
It is True Tijuana is growing and a amazing place to live and the economy is booming, but the big issue is still safety, people are being killed and hung from bridges with TJ still dealing with deep corruption that has been a lead anchor around it’s neck. You either are turned on by Tijuana or not, it’s that simple. I think TJ has great things to offer people wanting to move there.
The facts are:
1. Line crossing times have not gone down, efficient line crossing times is holding Tijuana back from amazing growth. With the new Pedwest now open, that has cut and im proved walking times, more people are moving to the area most are not crossing on foot, most are crossing in a cars, so most of the changes are not helping the Ready Line car line that I feel needs the most improvements.
2. Insurance and protection for Americans has not been addressed. Border insurance in San Diego is for the most part a scam, petty theft is rampant in TJ and police are rotten to the core.
There is a very fine line that needs to be looked at before moving to Tijuana. Addressing 1. why are you moving to Tijuana. 2. Crossing the line.
I moved to Tijuana for Surfing and frankly avoiding the high cost San Diego to allow me free time and avoiding the 9-5 grind. I have been successful at avoiding some of that cost, but at times i’m not sure it has been worth it.
Tijuana has been good to me. I love the food, I love the people, but I am very careful.