Today I interview Calvin who is spending 800 Month USD Cost to Live in Philippines. To listen to the interview, watch the below video.
Part 1 of Telephone Interview with Calvin
Part 2 is towards the bottom of this post.
Calvin and I are social distancing in our homes in the Philippines, so I will show you videos of some of my favorite spots in the Philippines while Calvin and I discuss his cost of living and life in the Philippines.
Here is part 2 of my recorded phone interview. The interview notes are below part 2.
Part 2 of Telephone Interview with Calvin
My Telephone Interview Notes:
Calvin: 800 Month USD Cost to Live in Philippines
Living 2 Years in the Philippines
Social Distancing in San Carlos, 4 hours North of Dumaguete
San Carlos: Second Cleanest City in the Philippines
- Old: Furnished Apartment 11000 Pesos (220 USD Month).
- New: 2 Bedroom House 7000 Pesos (140 USD Month)
- Electricity: 20 USD
- Water: 5 USD
- Cable: 11 USD
Food: Eats at home mostly
- Estimated Monthly Food Bill 20,000 Pesos Month ($40 USD)
- Shop in local markets (not tourist markets)
- Doesn’t drink coke
- Doesn’t drink alcohol
Travel: Extra Money (not included in 800 Month living expenses) goes to traveling around the Philippines
- Siquijor Island
- Bohol Island
- Boracay Island
Average Monthly Cost not including travel around the Philippines
- 40,000 Pesos (800 USD)
- Because rent is so cheap
- My rents are market but are cheaper than in bigger cities because I am in a smaller city.
Amenities of my 2 Bedroom House in San Carlos:
- Clay Tennis Courts
- Walking, jogging, bike riding area
- Not so many other foreigners there pushing up prices.
- Open land with grass
- 50 cents USD per day
- 400 pesos per (5 USD) Month.
Love in the Philippines
- Married with Son: first grade.
- Son goes to private school
- Cebuanas.com Dating website (don’t suggest it anymore)
- Now, just meet someone in person.
- Fiancee Visa
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Thanks for stopping by to watch 800 Month USD Cost to Live in Philippines, Dan
4 thoughts on “800 Month USD Cost to Live in Philippines”
That is $400 roughly just for food for 3 people? I don’t know your friend’s lifestyle but many local families in the Philippines could feed a family of 4 or 5 on that per month. But some single ex-pats spend more than that in a month by eating out in tourist restaurants.
pesos equal $40.USD ?
I sent 10,000pesos
to A friend there 15 days ago.She has
1 child 6 y.o.
and 1 child 14 y.o. .and she said the food is almost run out…How much money for 1
months food supply?
They live in Larena Siquijor.
You are welcome Peter.
Great interview with Calvin about his experiences in the Philippines- lots of useful information and an interesting perspective on life experiences.
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