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Inflation is up

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chimellie:
I think because of the inflation went up, now the Peso is 52.9 to 1 USD.

Gas prices will go up too soon ?

codefreeze:

--- Quote from: Lee2 on June 06, 2018, 11:50:10 PM ---Sorry if I repeated myself, my memory is just about shot,  :( some things I remember and many I do not, sadly I am closing in on the time when I may have to even walk away from forums, or just stop posting all together.

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Given the amount you post Lee I think your memory is remarkable! Please do not walk away!


--- Quote from: Lee2 on June 06, 2018, 11:50:10 PM ---As for buy one get one, I am happy to see that your area has it a lot, I hope to see it more in Cebu, saw some last year, did not see any this year at all but we are not there all year, so maybe it happens more when we are not there.  Also the last time we were in the Manila area, I noticed that prices on many items were lower there than Cebu, I suspect because that is the port of entry and where a lot of items may get manufactured and then some items get shipped to Cebu from there.

Thank you for your input..

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We did notice a very heavy Chinese / Korean / Japanese presence in Cebu - remarkably so, and I wonder if that has an effect on prices?

I did a cost analysis of our trip to Philippines in 2011 and the trip earlier this year. Our costs per week this year were *less* than 2011! The significant factor being AirBnB. We were paying about a third of what we were paying in 2011 for accommodation. We seemed to spend about the same on food.

Lee2:

--- Quote from: codefreeze on June 11, 2018, 09:23:20 PM ---Given the amount you post Lee I think your memory is remarkable! Please do not walk away!

We did notice a very heavy Chinese / Korean / Japanese presence in Cebu - remarkably so, and I wonder if that has an effect on prices?

I did a cost analysis of our trip to Philippines in 2011 and the trip earlier this year. Our costs per week this year were *less* than 2011! The significant factor being AirBnB. We were paying about a third of what we were paying in 2011 for accommodation. We seemed to spend about the same on food.

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Thank you for the kind words, it does not take much memory to read online and post, I am doing my best to keep my mind active, that means lots of reading for me but keeping in my head what I read is quite a different story. :( 

We have found that costs in Cebu on cable TV, water, property taxes, electric have remained fairly constant, even condo fees have only gone up once in the 11 years we own our Cebu condo but they also added VAT to the bill which was a decent increase yet not directly cost of living related. Rents friends pay in Cebu and elsewhere in the Philippines have stayed the same year after year, so I guess that would be one major difference between first world costs and the Philippines, rents usually go up all the time in the U.S., so I suspect they go up in most first world countries when leases run out.

BudM:

--- Quote from: Lee2 on June 11, 2018, 10:00:35 PM ---Thank you for the kind words, it does not take much memory to read online and post, I am doing my best to keep my mind active, that means lots of reading for me but keeping in my head what I read is quite a different story. :( 

We have found that costs in Cebu on cable TV, water, property taxes, electric have remained fairly constant, even condo fees have only gone up once in the 11 years we own our Cebu condo but they also added VAT to the bill which was a decent increase yet not directly cost of living related. Rents friends pay in Cebu and elsewhere in the Philippines have stayed the same year after year, so I guess that would be one major difference between first world costs and the Philippines, rents usually go up all the time in the U.S., so I suspect they go up in most first world countries when leases run out.

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No, that is not a major difference.  My wife's rent on her office space just went up 10% over last year when she renewed her lease back in March.  Granted it had not gone up for a couple of years but I do remember it going up once before since the time I moved here plus I know of her talking about it a couple of times when I still lived in US and she was in a different office building.  In fact, where she is now she moved in to shortly after I got here because she was griping about her rent going up again at the previous place and the new place, the building had just been renovated and was not much higher.  Then again, I could possibly be wrong.  Maybe they just don't raise rents in Cebu.

Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am:
Yeah, mostly everything has gone up in price. I even had to add a few thousand pesos to our monthly grocery budget to cover the higher cost of food, but still have enough left over for savings for other unexpected expenditures. All in all in general, everything else is just fine.

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