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Old 12-04-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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San Antonio with a population of 2 million is very Mexicanized and Monterrey,Mexico with a population of 4 million is very Americanized. Which city is a better place to live? Has anyone lived in both cities?
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:29 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I'll give you one guess!! I'll take San Antonio!!
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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San Antonio hands down. Better survival rates.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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I went to Monterrey for a school trip . I had no idea every week was Fashion Week there...I felt severely under dressed even in my hotel. Just be prepared to get dressed up to go grocery shopping if you want to live in Monterrey.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:00 PM
 
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San Antonio with a population of 2 million is very Mexicanized and Monterrey,Mexico with a population of 4 million is very Americanized. Which city is a better place to live? Has anyone lived in both cities?
The only thing that I know about Monterrey (or heard) is that is expensive, the most industrialized city in Mexico and a big disparity between poor and rich.
They have a subway or lightrail (I don't know which it is), a mountain range on the South side of the city and it's a soccer city.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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Default Equally rich cities

2005 RANKING GROSS METROPOLITAN PRODUCT (GMP), IN BILLIONS OF U.S. $
The GMP for Monterrey is $76
The GMP for San Antonio $78

Source:
City Mayors reviews the richest cities in the world in 2005
http://usmayors.org/metroeconomies/0...ort_charts.pdf
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:22 PM
 
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San Antonio with a population of 2 million is very Mexicanized
I just got back from Miami and some areas made me think I was in a third world country. It made SA look like Fargo! *

*the more places I visit across this great country, the more I realize how lucky we are to live in SA! It's no surprise that SA and Texas in general is at the top of her game right now.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:26 PM
 
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I went to Monterrey for a school trip . I had no idea every week was Fashion Week there...I felt severely under dressed even in my hotel. Just be prepared to get dressed up to go grocery shopping if you want to live in Monterrey.
Heheh , that's true! It's worse in the Rio Grande Valley....but it's getting more laxed lately since they are finally getting some diversity down there.
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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When I went to Monterrey recently I could see the haze from the city from a loooooooooooong way away. It was like Denver or LA in the '80s.
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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well, I know a lot of wealthy Mexicans from Monterrey are moving to SA. They feel safer here.
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