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Cost of living in the Philippines

The cost of living in Cebu City

The cost of living in Cebu City

Comparing Cebu City to the Filipino country side or less developed areas Cebu City is rather expensive. Not in general but in certain areas. Upscale restaurants have upscale menus and prices. For example: TGIFridays and Social. Prices on their menu are huge. And although the food has excellent quality, as you might expect when your steak costs¬†around. 1500 pesos (30 euro), Food Prices in Cebu City You can buy your bread here at French orientated bakeries and pay 58 pesos…

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Eating out in the Philippines – Money talk

Eating out in the Philippines – Money talk

Another month has passed since my last Money-Talk-Blog that was all about grocery prices. This time, like I promised I will talk about eating out in Puerto Galera. I still have no clue what is cheaper: cooking yourself or eating out. Since when you cook for yourself you need gas or electricity and there are lots of kitchen supplies like spices and oil to invest in. And since eating out can be very cheap I’m not sure it is worth…

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How to live on a budget in the Philippines

How to live on a budget in the Philippines

A few tips on how to manage finances I do get a lot of questions about the cost of living in the Philippines. And I’m not always sure what to answer. There is no universal anser to that, it all depends on personal preferences, lifestyle ad the area where you will be traveling to. Life is all about money. Unless you have limitless money you need to handle your money wisely. Running short on money can cause serious issues for…

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Living in the Philippines: Money talk

Living in the Philippines: Money talk

Money talk, every now and then I will do an update on Leaving Holland on prices in the stores, bars and restaurants, just to give you an idea how cheap or expensive living in the Philippines can get. I must say my feelings about spendings here are mixed. Some things are really cheap, like imported goods from China, such as flip flops, bags, tees and even dresses, but some things are pretty expensive also, like milk, lettuce, european bread and…

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Cost of living in the Philippines

Cost of living in the Philippines

The cost of living in the Philippines is low compared to other major Southeast Asian countries. And extremely low compared to living in Holland. However the cost of living in Manila and Cebu City s higher than throughout the rest of the country, living in Manila is cheaper than living in Singapore, Jakarta and Bangkok. Food The cost of food in the Philippines is lower than what we are used to over here in the West. If choosing to buy…

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