Many of our readers are interested in the cost of living here in Mexico, including the costs of unforeseen expenses like the one we encountered last week when the deadbolt on our front door of our condo broke.
We had been having some trouble with the door lock for several days. Sometimes when we tried to lock it from the outside, the key would turn but it wouldn’t engage the bolt. I would have to finesse it for a minute or so to get it to work.
My finessing technique only worked for awhile and we eventually reached the point where the only solution was to replace the lock. I’m not the handiest fellow around the house, so I decided to refer this job to a professional.
After gathering some recommendations from some friends and neighbors, we ended up calling a locksmith out of Puerto Aventuras. He came to our condo and determined that the interior lock mechanism was worn. He replaced the lock in just a few minutes and handed us our new keys.
Total Cost: $700 pesos, or about $33 USD.
Let’s Wrap This Up
I never had to call a locksmith when we lived in the States, so I honestly don’t know how much this sort of thing would cost there; however, I’m fairly confident that it would have been significantly more expensive.
Well, that’s it for today. It’s time to go do something more constructive with my time — like binge watch one of my favorite tv shows or something. Hasta luego.