Tagged: Cost of living

Info and articles related to the cost of living in the Philippines, and how to minimize it.

Keeping your Food Budget Low in the Philippines

The cost of living in the Philippines and around Asia is great compared to the West but as a foreigner you are still going to be paying a lot more to live than most locals. You may be able to cut your spending down in some ways, but you will likely never be comfortable on a...

One Month Living in Bangkok for $980

I am not doing very well at reaching my $1,500 a month allowed budget but I guess that is OK. Pattaya came in $350ish under and now Bangkok comes in $500 under. 37 baht ($1) Chicken cashew nut & rice meal @ Terminal 21 food court A few notes, once again I do not count any travel...

One Month in Pattaya For $1065

I did a Pattaya budget breakdown before but this is an updated version since living there again more recently. The first time I went to Pattaya 3 years ago I spent around $1250. To my surprise I actually spent quite a bit less than I did last time. Cost of Living in Pattaya 2016 I am actually quite...

Get More Bang For Your Buck in Asia Ebook

This ebook details how I live on around $1k/month in the Philippines and around South East Asia. Whether you’re on a short trip or making a permanent move, this should help you out with budgeting and getting more bang for your buck – with chapters on apartments, banking, food, and of course girls. If you don’t have a Kindle...

Cebu Budget Breakdown

I usually spend a little under $1,000 a month when living in Cebu. I could probably get it a bit cheaper if I wanted to move further away from the center of the city. But since I spend the vast majority of my time when out in places like Ayala, IT Park, and SM I will...

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Costs – Philippines vs Thailand vs Cambodia

I know more about the cost of living in the Philippines having spent most of my time there, but I also lived in Cambodia and Thailand for a while. On top of that I have asked 5000 questions on forums about the three as research so I will try to compare some of the differences. Three of...

Asian Poker Tour - Poker in the Philippines

Relocating for Poker in the Philippines

After the US shut down PokerStars and the main online poker sites on Black Friday I found myself playing live everyday in casinos and it was awful.  No chicks looked like this. Via the Asian Poker Tour, which visits Cebu and Manila every year I didn’t have the bankroll for it and the swings were to...

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Charles Schwab Account = No ATM Fees

If you’re from the US this is probably the best advice you can receive before moving abroad.  Getting a Charles Schwab account (at the time of writing only open to Americans) will make living in the Philippines or anywhere else so much easier for you. They refund all ATM fees even internationally.  Put all of your money...

Living in Cebu

Living in Cebu – Pros & Cons

My first time in Cebu I absolutely hated it.  I just had an unlucky first week and it made me hate the city.  I had come from Angeles City and thought the traffic in Cebu was terrible. I thought everything was too far apart and you wasted to much time getting from one place to another. ...

Why live in the Philippines

Why Live in the Philippines?!

When I was trying to decide where I wanted to move the main selling points about the Philippines were that English is widely spoken and the cost of living is low. Why Live in the Philippines?! English Ability The English is so good here you have little need to try and learn the local language. For one there are...

Cheap hotels in Angeles City

5 Cheap Hotels in Angeles City Philippines

If you’re on a budget trip to Angeles City one of the best ways to keep your costs down is to get good value on your room. There are some expensive places but mostly it’s all cheap hotels in Angeles City. Here are five Angeles hotels that I have either stayed at, or no someone who...

How to ride a jeepney in the Philippines

How to Ride a Jeepney in the Philippines

While most people living in the Philippines may not ever step foot in a jeepney there are some that will. If you are like me and like good value then it’s hard to find better value than getting from point A to point B for only 20 cents. Even though taxis are cheap here they still cost 10x...

My Living Costs In Asia

It seems that any city that I have chosen to live in long term my monthly spending has always been between $750-$950 a month in total. Sihanoukville, Cambodia on the low end and Manila, Philippines on the high. Cebu, Angeles and Pattaya somewhere in the middle. Some cities I will spend more on a nicer apartment...

What is a digital nomad

What is a Digital Nomad?

A digital nomad is someone who moves around from place to place and doesn’t put any roots in the ground.  He is free to come and go as he pleases and has no ties to any location and no strong relationships with anyone.  When he gets bored of a place or feels like it is time to...