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Ayala Triangle in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Ayala Triangle in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Ayala Triangle in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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