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Hi just curious if anyone had any advice as to how much cash to bring with to ciudad juarez interview. We dont like carrying cash here in the states... and weve paid the hotel reservation and flight already. I know the medical can be paid with our credit/debit card as well... so just like transportation and food are the only other things Im thinking about.... i just dont want there to be an invitation for my husband to be robbed and hes thinking he wasnt to bring $500 cash i was thinking maybe $100/200 cash....

any advice is greatly appreciated!

thanks!!

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Hi just curious if anyone had any advice as to how much cash to bring with to ciudad juarez interview. We dont like carrying cash here in the states... and weve paid the hotel reservation and flight already. I know the medical can be paid with our credit/debit card as well... so just like transportation and food are the only other things Im thinking about.... i just dont want there to be an invitation for my husband to be robbed and hes thinking he wasnt to bring $500 cash i was thinking maybe $100/200 cash....

any advice is greatly appreciated!

thanks!!

you are more likely to be robbed wherever you live than in Mexico believe it or not. Besides, you are only going to be in the consulate area. Just take out whatever you need from an ATM when you get in Mexico. Trust me, you will not be robbed. In order to carry less cash just eat at the american restaurants when you are down there.

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I think bringing a couple hundred for transportation and food is perfectly fine since most places accept credit/debit cards. Just don't carry too much on you at once and lock up the rest at the hotel. You will be fine,


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Hola,

I sent you a message in regards to your inquiry. A Debit card would be best in order to play it safe and was accepted everywhere that we went to including the Medical Clinic.

Suerte!


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Hello (:

We were up there in May for 10 days,

We took 600$

All you really need to pay is your medical wich max will Cousy you around 350$ if you need shots, and you'll need money for food and transportation, remember dont see this as a vacation,don't leave the hotel with more than 20$ on you, there's a lot of people in that area and all there for visa purposes, also remember to book the hotel for enough days and pay online with your debit card so you won't carry so much cash, Good luck!!

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I just got back from Juarez. Man that place blew. Real hot and nothing worth doing that isn't far/expensive from the hotel area. On a positive note, based on talking to the locals there and reading the press things have improved drastically over the past 3 years. More jobs, more store openings, etc. If I had more time (and no one-month-old baby) I would have headed to Creel or the Barrancas del Cobre or something.

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