In Mexico, the average household net-adjusted disposable income is 12 732 USD a year
MINIMUM WAGE in Mexico is now 4.91-5.18 USDOn December 18, 2013, the Council of Representatives of Mexico’s National Minimum Wage Commission approved a general 3.9% increase in the minimum wage for geographic Zones "A" and "B." The wage increase will be effective January 1, 2014.
For Zone A, the 3.9% wage increase will raise the minimum wage to $67.29 Mexican pesos (approximately $5.18 USD) per day. The geographical areas covered under Zone A include Mexico City (Federal District) and its metropolitan area; the states of Baja California and Baja California Sur; the cities of Acapulco, Guerrero, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Guadalajara, Jalisco and its suburbs, Monterrey, Nuevo León and its metropolitan area, Hermosillo, Sonora, Matamoros and Reynosa, Tamaulipas and Coatzacoalcos, and Veracruz.
For Zone B, the 3.9% wage increase will raise the minimum wage to $63.77 Mexican pesos (approximately $4.91 USD) per day. The most important federal localities covered under Zone B are as follows: Aguascalientes, Campeche, Coahuila, Colima, Chiapas, Durango, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Yucatán and Zacatecas. Zone B also covers specific municipalities within the states of Chihuahua, Guerrero, Jalisco, Estado de México, Nuevo León, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Veracruz, not included within Zone A.
Having lived in Mexico, a border city, I know the average supermarket worker, waiter, bartender, etc makes 100-150 a week. That's for a person without education. Since they all pile up in small houses, apartments (a family and maybe extended family), they pay cheap rent. They have a form of welfare..mothers for example can bring their kids down to a local office and get basics like bags of beans etc. Food can be bought cheap but what really cuts into living expenses are things like cell phone bills, cable tv, internet access, etc. Those things for some reason are just as expensive as in the States. What I also realized down there is that after high school, Mexicans can continue their education and go on to college for virtually nothing, free. So what's their excuse?
Opportunity in Mexico isn't all that horrible. The problem is that some are RAISED with poor work moral. There are so many hard working uneducated people there but what they really need is a government run PR campaign that would promote and provide easy access to vocational training and higher education.
Something tells me though that the president isn't interested in that. I believe he wants to keep his people down.
minimum wage is relative though, since so many people work under the table, granted most jobs, under the table or not, pay more than the legal minimum wage, but still some people make less than that, I know this woman who makes 180 pesos per week just to give one example (although it´s not full time but 4-5 hours/day, 6 days per week, but it´s still a very shitty pay even by Mexican standards)
Re: mexico's poverty & pay rate is a 1,000 times worst than united states ... average person in mexico makes like $3.00 a day ... so dont knock the drug cartels , minus the killing & extorting
Depending on your individual situation ANYTHING goes its called life nobody can judge you but yourself. Some people have it harder than others and some have nothing and live in a dirt shack on the border. If you want to provide a quality lifestyle for your family you have to deal with what your environment gives you.
one mexican tradition that is dying out is theat i see more mexican woman working as before the woman stayed at home and the men went to work i think it had to do with being machista and really jelous that someone would make her falll in love with them or the old get her pregnat 14 times to make it official shes yours