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PLACE: San Antonio Heights, Ayala gated estate, Sto. Tomas, Batangas
KIND OF RESIDENCE: Bungalow 67 sq meters
RENT in Peso per month: 10,000 pesos a month, including housing assoc charges for guards etc.
ELECTRIC: Cost per month. Meralco, so few brownouts, Fan running 18 hrs a day, fridge freezer, computer running 24/7 about 1,700 pesos a month
GAS Costs: LPG gas for cooking on gas ring 780 a tank refills every 2 months.
WATER: Piped water costing about 74 pesos a month. Bottled drinking water 3 times a month at 40pesos a bottle
COMMUNICATIONS: I have 750 pesos smart contract for mobile, and Globe cabled internet 1,299 a month internet and landline.
CLOTHING: very little for that
HELPER(S): Part time live in i pay her 5,000 a month she pays for some food and the meralco bill.
GROCERIES: waltermart etc and local market about 4,000 a month
BAR BILL. ENTERTAINMENT: crate each of coke and sprite 240 pesos a month
EATING OUT: Occasional jollibee meal or a hot chocolate at Mcdo
CAR EXPENSES: diesel 2,000 a month repairs and service if I have enough to pay for it.
TAXI, JEEP, TRAVEL EXPENSES: zero never.
ALLOWANCE for FAMILY MEMBERS: none
MEDICAL EXPENSES: 500 a month for medication for diabetes
Total Cost: 26,313k php per month
By: John Nieurzyla