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woodenships11:
Thank you. I think boots on the ground is good advice. I don't think I can afford 2-3 BDRM. home on $1100 a month (U.S.) in a gated community. I guess i was just not aware that "security" is "critical" as it seems to be implied. We will just have to beat the streets and see what's happening. In retrospect always the best was. Thanks for taking the time. Looks like USDT is a builder? Cool.

Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am:
We have lived in a gated community here in Sta. Rosa, Laguna since 2000, just 30 minutes away from Tagaytay where jjcabgou lives.
We live a quiet and simple life and we plan to live here indefinite.
To give you an idea what our cost of living is, here's our own monthly and annual 1x expenses. I know it's on the high side, but we live in a nice sort of upscale suburban area in a gated community.
It's possible though to live on $1,100 a month, but not just in our area. So, "boots on the ground" will help you in finding what you are looking for within your means. Good luck and best wishes in finding what you are looking for. 
Here's a Google search link where we live: http://tinyurl.com/hytavfe

2016 Monthly Living Expenses  in Pesos  (Total converted in USD)                 

 40,000 Groceries (includes wkly lunches out, home cleaning stuff, toiletries and groceries)
 25,000 Average rental for 3bdrm/2ba house (gated community)
 14,000 Mercury Drugs for our prescription drugs (75% reimbursed by TRICARE)
   8,000 Meralco electric bill (our bedroom 1 HP A/C on 24/7 and use washer/dryer)
   4,200 Live out maid
   2,100 PLDT - phone with internet 3.5 Mbps
   2,000 Gas - for 2 vehicles
   1,800 Smart Postpaid
   1,700 Globe Postpaid
      475 CATV
      300 Water bill
P99,575 Total monthly Expenses = $2,141.00 (P46.50 exchange rate)
     
One Time Annual Payments
  14,000  HOA Dues (our home is paid for)
  10,000  Property Tax
    6,500  2 Used Vehicle Registrations
    2,400  Supplemental local PhilHealth Medical Ins
  32,900  Total 1x Annual Expenses = $708.00 (P46.50 exchange rate)





bigrod:

--- Quote from: woodenships11 on February 18, 2016, 12:12:35 PM ---Thank you. I think boots on the ground is good advice. I don't think I can afford 2-3 BDRM. home on $1100 a month (U.S.) in a gated community. I guess i was just not aware that "security" is "critical" as it seems to be implied. We will just have to beat the streets and see what's happening. In retrospect always the best was. Thanks for taking the time. Looks like USDT is a builder? Cool.

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It is PLDT and they are a Phone/internet provider.  You can get idea of the cost on the link I provided earlier.  Our subdivision is about a half hour drive from Tagaytay.  Rentals for 2 bdrm 1 bath start at 4500-5000 php per month.  The subdivision includes a pool, basketball court, kids playgrounds and clubhouse. Gated community with 24 hr security.

Chuck

woodenships11:
Thank you everyone for taking the time with such helpful information. This is a somewhat daunting move in my life. Kind of wide eyed. The fact is a rough 2006-07 and it's seeds and stems and I've yet to recover. Timing was bad because I was 60-when it happened. Luckily I have good health and swim and do Thai Chi and it has helped. If I stay in the states I will live the life of a shut in. Month to month. I'm gambling it will be much better there (certainly not perfect) and I have a wonderful new woman in my life so Act 3 will be exciting discovering a new culture and new places. Thanks again and I hope to meet new friends, hopefully you as well. Thanks again.  8)

jjcabgou:

--- Quote from: woodenships11 on February 18, 2016, 11:25:54 PM ---Thank you everyone for taking the time with such helpful information. This is a somewhat daunting move in my life. Kind of wide eyed. The fact is a rough 2006-07 and it's seeds and stems and I've yet to recover. Timing was bad because I was 60-when it happened. Luckily I have good health and swim and do Thai Chi and it has helped. If I stay in the states I will live the life of a shut in. Month to month. I'm gambling it will be much better there (certainly not perfect) and I have a wonderful new woman in my life so Act 3 will be exciting discovering a new culture and new places. Thanks again and I hope to meet new friends, hopefully you as well. Thanks again.  8)

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Hey Wooden, I do not think Security is a big concern in Tagaytay at all, I go all over Tagaytay and have never had any problems at all.  Gated communities are going to cost minimum 20k pesos a month with most going for 25 and above.  The range outside of gated communities start as low as ~5k a month.  I would be more than happy to assist you when you arrive.  I know the area quite well and know a couple Realtors as well.  Cheers

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