Can I Live in the Philippines on $1300 a Month? It’s been a little while since I wrote here on PhilFAQS, especially about Philippine Cost Of Living. For background and historical review, I’ve written a lot about Philippine cost of living in the past, if you want more, just type in Philippine Cost of Living […]
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(Last updated 26 Jun 2017) How Low Can You Go With Philippine Cost of Living? As I recently posted, Philippine Cost of Living — Don’t Be Too Damn Cheap , yet again, in spite of all the really important issues you need to decide upon for yourself, the number one questions on virtually everyone’s mind is “Cost […]
Philippine – US Cost Of Living Contrasts — 2017 I’ve written a lot on this subject. No doubt I’ll write more, as it’s one of the most frequently asked questions and topics of discussion, especially for those interested in retiring here in the Philippines. Best Background Information One of my best previous articles on this subject […]
Wired in Series — Driving in The Philippines I had a funny? incident on Saturday. Well a learning experience anyway. My car absolutely refused to start. First time ever in 10 years of faithful service. I called Ed the local service guy who I use for oil changes and stuff. He has a busy shop, […]
A couple days ago I wrote about “snowbirding” in the Philippines and mentioned also that now days there seem to be quite a few of us living here who are as much “economy-birding” as anything else. Even though I was in good shape financially when we left the US (I have a very decent pension, […]
I wrote an article or two, both here and on my friend Bob’s Living in the Philippines web magazine, that concerned the question “can you live in the Philippines on $770 USD per month”? By the way I notice Bob has been kind enough to still have all my old living in the Philippines articles […]
OMG The Peso Rate Is Terrible, I Might Have To Leave The Philippines! Wow if I had a dollar for every time I have heard comments like that I’d be rich. I’ve been living full time in the Philippines for ten years now. The peso to US dollar exchange rate has changed many times in […]
Philippine Cost of Living Time and time again I meet people, or get emails from people, with questions about living in the Philippines. Without a doubt, the most frequent question I hear … the favorite by at least 10 to 1 odds … is “How much does it cost to live there”? I’ve written about […]
Everyone talks about it, but no one does anything about it — Philippine Cost of Living. I visited the US last September/October and wrote a couple articles about how far out of touch I had become with US prices. You might enjoy Got a Rude Awakening Today or Still Keeping Me Rudely Awake if you haven’t seen them. A week […]
Significantly updates in Octobe4, 2014. Part of a series on living in the Philippines on the BB (Balik Bayan) Privilege stamp. Part One is here: Why I Left The Philippines Part Two: Why I Left The Philippines Again Part Three: Why I Left The Philippines Again — Visit the USA, RT Air Fare, $350 USD, […]
It’s been quite a while since I have published an article on the cost of living in the Philippines. I’m sure this lease many readers, but to a lot of you out there this is always an ongoing top issue. Recently I came across and excellent article by another expat, also living in the Manila […]
This is a continuation of yesterday’s article, discussion of some of the issues and challenges of moving to the Philippines as a single man with a low, fixed income. Part One is here. These are questions from a reader, marked off this way Medicare and Other Medical Insurance Followed by my comments, clarifications and free, […]