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PLACE: Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, Mindanao.
KIND OF RESIDENCE: House,
RENT in Peso per month. No rent. Been here most of three years. Wife will own the house once her parents are gone. Four of us living here.
ELECTRIC: 1500-2000. Short brown outs at least once a week. One t.v. One computer, two fans, and a refrigerator. no air con.
GAS Costs; LPG for cooking around 500 a month.
WATER: 300 for house water
COMMUNICATIONS: Internet 1500 peso a month for 1.5 megs, Bayatel. , MagicJack 20 bucks a year, cell phone -500 peso a month for my wife and I.
Clothing: Maybe 1000 peso a month so far.
HELPER(S): Just a sister in law for laundry 600 peso a month.
GROCERIES; Wet market, gaisanos and vross around 10k php a month, plus 800 peso a month for eating out.
BAR BILL. ENTERTAINMENT : I no longer drink, we go to a movie maybe twice a month. Otherwise entertainment is mostly free, taking walks or listening to free concerts/contests.
EATING OUT: Whenever we want to and have extra money from sideline business, not part of budget.
CAR EXPENSES: motorcycle only. 400 php a month for gas. Just short local trips.
TAXI, JEEP: Maybe 800 a month.
ALLOWANCE for FAMILY MEMBERS: if any: I give my wife 2000 a month for whatever she wants money.
MEDICAL EXPENSES: Disabled veteran, PhilHealth and Va for me and only Phil-health for wife and mother in law. Wife just had a cystic ovary removed.
Total Cost: 50k php after phil health, money came from savings.
Sincerely Mike and Beth Jansen