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Cost of living in the Philippines

How much did I spent in Puerto Galera, Philippines?

How much did I spent in Puerto Galera, Philippines?

The cost of living in Puerto Galera is higher than the cost of living on Siquijor Island where I lived before moving here. I guess the main reasons are: closer to Manila and very touristic. Where Siquijor is still developing its tourism. When it comes to reachability and infrastructure of roads, I think Siquijor is better of. Roro’s and banka’s almost every hour and wide stretched roads even through the mountains. As for Puerto Galera: only bankas, if you want…

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How much money you need to live in the Philippines?

How much money you need to live in the Philippines?

In this article I will try to answer the most asked question in my mailbox and also the most difficult question to answer. How much money do you need to live in the Philippines? When people ask me how much money they need to live in the Philippines I always answer them that that does depend on a number of thing: your quality of life: how much do you need to spent to live a happy life? where are you…

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Philippines, cost of living

Philippines, cost of living

The cost of living in the month of June, as far as my lifestyle. As I have been emphasizing ever since I started occasionally sharing my cost of living: your cost of living depends on where you live in the Philippines and what your lifestyle is. If you sit in front of the aircon all day all night, your cost of living will be so much different only because of your electricity bill. Mine is around 1000 pesos (20 euro)…

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My Cost of Living in the Philippines

My Cost of Living in the Philippines

Time for another update on the cost of living in the Philippines. A question asked the most is: can I live in the Philippines for …. X- amount of money. And my answer is always the same: that depends on how you want to live. What you need in life to be comfortable. But to give all ye seekers for financial information for an expat life in the Philippines, here is what I pay for things and that should give…

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Visa Extension in the Philippines: Cost breakdown

Visa Extension in the Philippines: Cost breakdown

It was time for my visa extension and since there is no Bureau of Immigration on Siquijor, I went to Dumaguete. Once in the office I learned that now I can do a six months visa extension in Dumaguete, no need to go to Cebu, Bacolod or Iloilo for that. Great improvement, but I needed to visit the ATM first, before applying. Since a 6 months visa is more expensive off course. But first things first, I got a question…

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What do Groceries cost in the Philippines

What do Groceries cost in the Philippines

The big question everybody asks on YouTube is: What is the cost of living in the Philippines. And the answer is, that there is no answer. You can make it as cheap or expensive as you want. What I do in this video and maybe in videos to come is to show you the price of groceries. So you get a clear idea of what things cost around here.

Can a Tourist open a Filipino Bank Account

Can a Tourist open a Filipino Bank Account

Using the ATM with a European MasterCard is a costly affair. The max amount of withdrawal is 10,000 pesos per transaction and the withdrawal and intercharge fee is around 10 euro each time, add to that the exchange rate and the fact that each time you use your card the bank might consider blocking it due to ‘suspicious transactions’, one might wonder if there are easier ways to get to your money when living abroad. But since I’m living int…

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