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, […]
Cost of Living in the Philippines
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Recently a Cost Of Living in the Philippines “can I live on $xxxx USD a month questions came in that was very thought provoking and had much more thought behind it. It’s going to take some amount of research and time to answer this gentleman’s question the right way, and there are a LOT of […]
Articles about how cheaply one can live in the Philippines are always popular here. Also, particularly if you are an older, retired guy like me. you’re whole news article, magazine and Internet reading world is likely to be saturated with “Save Money”, “Live Cheap”, “Economize Now” and an infinite number of other articles, all yammering […]
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 […]
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 […]