Revised and updated, 09 May, 2013 Recently I wrote Customer Service Philippines Style regarding some of my adventures in Philippine living and the issues you should be thinking about rather than just the perpetual “">">">How Much Do Things Cost in the Philippines?” question. (See also excellent blog on What things cost in the Philippines, from […]
Cost of Living in the Philippines
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It’s good to go back and reflect on older articles sometimes (and correct a few typos now and again). I wrote this article some days ago and looking back now I am surprised by how so little has changed. It’s mainly talking about the “Philippine brand” of customer service, but more importantly how the common […]
(Edited, updated and re-posted) Happy New year to all … been a little busy with family things here at the ranch, but I hope everyone had a great holiday season … I for one am really looking forward to 2008 as I begin my second complete year of living in the Philippines (we moved here […]
Well I have written many times on my actual costs as an American living in the Philippines (just outside Metro Manila. Try: Here: How Low Can You Go With Philippine Cost of Living? Here: Real Cost of Living, Philippines and Here: Philippine Cost Of Living — Can I Live in the Philippines on $1300 a […]
I just paid my electric bill for February 2012 and I thought we all might all learn one or two things from it … aside from the obvious one “How Much Does it Cost For Electricity Living in the Philippines”? One thing that might strike some of you is that even though this bill looks […]
Living here in the Philippines, if there’s one query I can count on getting regularly, it’s “How Much is Gas in the Philippines”? America grew up around gas prices … and for the average visitor here … say in their 30, 40’s or 50’s, they can hardly remember a time when gas prices weren’t a […]
I suspect there may be stories like this in other Western developed countries, but I’m only familiar with what one hears in the USA. Whenever one, (especially an over-wrought, perhaps “media maven” one) wants to illustrate the plight of a poor, “fixed income” senior citizen, the phrase ‘reduced to eating cat food” frequently finds it’s […]
I have written about this question dozens of time. For example, you might want to visit my Philippine Cost of Living category for a quick dozen or so. Lately its come to my attention that “Cost of Living in the Philippines” is not such an important question than the overall one of “Costs of Living […]
The funny thing about running a site like PhilFAQS, where I attempt to answer the questions people have about living in the Philippines, especially for retirement is .. you become “Internet Famous” for things you never intended to become “Internet Famous” for. Fortunately, this hasn’t jumped up and bitten me too badly … yet … […]
Here we go with another “What Does It Cost To Live in the Philippines?” post. The latest spreadsheet for my expenses seems to be back in August 2009 … I had to change computers in between now and then so I don’t have the spreadsheet directly at hand to referred to. This is for three […]
(Last updated 15 February 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 […]