The worldest largest Chinatown Arch, Manila, Phillipines
The worldest largest Chinatown Arch, Manila, Phillipines
The worldest largest Chinatown Arch, Manila, Phillipines

Cost of Living in Philippines

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is the cost of living in Philippines? Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Philippines talk about the general living costs, the cost of housing and health insurance.

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Is the cost of living in Philippines high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Philippines, they wrote:

"That's a difficult question. It all depends on the retiree's needs and his ability to live within his means. I believe that one can make it work at almost any income level if they are willing to make the appropriate sacrifices," explained one expat.

"For Air conditioning, internet, phone, cable TV, water, tax, transportation, pharmacy, food and hardware, and all extras cost me $1200 Canadian dollars a month," said another person in Prudential Village, Daliao, Davao City.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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