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Is the cost of living in San Juan high?

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We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in San Juan, they wrote...

"The cost of living in San Juan is considered moderate compared to other cities in the country. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center can be quite expensive, while outside the city center it is significantly cheaper. The cost of utilities such as electricity, heating, cooling, water, and garbage is also moderate. Groceries in San Juan are relatively affordable, with local markets offering fresh produce at lower prices. Dining out varies depending on the type of restaurant, with local eateries being more affordable than high-end restaurants. Transportation costs are relatively low, with options ranging from public buses and jeepneys to taxis and ride-sharing services. Healthcare in San Juan is of good quality and is more affordable than in many Western countries. However, private healthcare can be expensive, so it is recommended to have health insurance. Overall, while the cost of living in San Juan can be higher than in other parts of the Philippines, it is still lower than in many Western cities," remarked another expat who made the move to San Juan, Philippines.

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