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Offline Gray Wolf

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2014 Cost of Living Survey
« on: January 23, 2014, 10:54:13 PM »
It's time for us to gather current information on Cost of Living in the Philippines.
 
Send completed survey to glirasan@livinginthephilippines.com.  Also share your findings here for all of us to see.

Use the following guidelines for submitting your cost of living figures:

PLACE, City, Town, Village, Province:

KIND OF RESIDENCE: House, Apartment, Condo, Townhouse, Room, Pension
House, Hotel, Resort:

RENT in Pisos per month. Please include how long you have been living in
this place, etc.  Or you can just put the rent no other comments as you can do on all

items.  It would be nice to know how many living in the house if you care to

share that and any other information, special circumstances bearing on the
cost of living.

ELECTRIC: Cost per month. If you have brown outs, generator, you may
want to include. How many aircons, other serious appliances like electric
irons, ovens, TV's, DVD players, computers, water heaters, etc.

GAS Costs; LPG for cooking, maybe charcoal

WATER:  per month and any comments you my have as to  buying bottled water, lack of water, using pump

COMMUNICATIONS: Internet, local  and long distance telephone, MagicJack, VoIP, cell phone , Internet Cafe, etc.

CLOTHING: Shoes, jewelry, watches, repairs for same, trinkets, etc.:

HELPER(S): Salary, live in or part time, relative or not?

GROCERIES;  and other food stuffs. Where you shop, wet market, supermarket, eat from vendors, etc., if you care to share.

BAR BILL. ENTERTAINMENT : if any, Liquor, etc.

EATING OUT: Often, seldom, etc. if you care to share.

CAR EXPENSES: gas, repairs Allowance,

TAXI, JEEP, TRAVEL EXPENSES: especially if you are required to go back to your country often if you can share.

ALLOWANCE for FAMILY MEMBERS: if any:

MEDICAL EXPENSES: Maybe you will comment if you are a Veteran, have
health insurance for yourself and family, PhilHealth others. How much do
you spend for average doctors visit. Is prescription medication a big part
of your expense. How about supplements, alternative therapy if have and you
care to share?

Total Cost Of Living:

Send it to glirasan@livinginthephilippines.com

Thank You!
Jack Bishop - "Gray Wolf"
LinP Administrator
Louisville, KY USA

Offline codefreeze

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Re: 2014 Cost of Living Survey
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 10:30:54 PM »
Just stumbled on this - are the results published anywhere? Looks like it might be useful.
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Offline Lee2

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Re: 2014 Cost of Living Survey
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 05:49:39 AM »
Just stumbled on this - are the results published anywhere? Looks like it might be useful.

I know they used to post the cost of living on the main Living in the Philippines pages http://livinginthephilippines.com/live-and-retire/cost-of-living/cost-of-living-2014 but it seems it is only up to 2015 so far, I have forwarded your question to Don (the owner) and his assistant Gerlie just in case there is another answer.
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Re: 2014 Cost of Living Survey
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 05:02:08 PM »
Don replied to me and basically he wrote, in his opinion there is no way can that we can do better than https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/ therefore they stopped updating the home page of this forum for cost of living.
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Re: 2014 Cost of Living Survey
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 07:55:00 PM »
Ah OK. Thanks for that Lee! I will follow up on that link.

Cheers,
Tony
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Re: 2014 Cost of Living Survey
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 08:06:55 PM »
OK just checked it out - very interesting indeed.

Looking at this:

https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Bohol-Philippines

A one bed apartment outside of the city is around 100 a month.

I would be interested to know if anyone here living in Bohol thinks that's accurate.

As an aside I was in Thailand back in June/July last year and was in a one bed apartment in a small town down near Rayong and the cost was around 100 for a one bed apartment. The apartment was in a complex with a swimming pool, free wifi, and some other facilities. Had a balcony, and a sea view. Three minutes from the beach (very clean and clear water, white sand etc). With faster wifi (70 Mbps) and electricity it was 150 a month. So, putting it another way, Bohol sounds like on a par with the Rayong area of Thailand.

Anyone care to comment?

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Re: 2014 Cost of Living Survey
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 08:18:16 PM »
here are some, Bohol is a big place so it would depend on where in Bohol but here is one studio for p5,000 in Tagbilaran
http://tagbilaran.locanto.ph/ID_888862300/Studio-Type-Apartment.html
below are some others but for more money
http://tagbilaran.locanto.ph/Apartments-for-Rent/301/

https://homes.mitula.ph/homes/for-rent-apartment-tagbilaran-city-bohol

Boots on the ground is the best way to find the deals.
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Re: 2014 Cost of Living Survey
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 08:52:10 PM »
Thanks again Lee.

I'll be heading to Phils in December for three weeks, and plan to visit Bohol so I will check out the situation on the ground. It'll be interesting to see what the actual prices are...
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