Our September 2015 Philippines Expense Report!

Our September 2015 Philippines Expense Report!

“Money revenue income monnnnnnney!!!”

It is been a even though considering the fact that we previous saved observe of our Philippines regular expenditures, and viewing as it is anything individuals are normally chatting about (“Ned, how substantially does it charge to reside in the Philippines?….”), I considered I would revisit it this month.

Our September 2015 expenses incorporate some prescription drugs and a doctor visits for Sara’s bronchitis (which is now ideally beneath regulate), registration and one particular yr insurance policies costs for both equally of our bikes and a 60 day extension on my tourist visa.

Brief Edition:


For a longer time Edition:

Overseas pounds can go a long way in the Philippines.  With the very low expenditures of rent, consuming out, labor and an overall economy that is well balanced to an expat’s neighbor, you can spend as minimal (or as considerably) as you basically want.

I stay a pretty very simple way of living listed here.  We really do not go out partying, do not try to eat steak, do not drive all around in a flashy SUV but we nonetheless have all the luxuries that we want so we’re not sensation deprived:  Going out to eat, heading on excursions, owning aircon on 8-12 several hours a working day, shopping for costly lettuce, and many others..

If you’ve been or are below, you are going to know what I am talking about.  J

So, with that in intellect, let us consider a appear at our price breakdown for September 2015!

Simple Dwelling Expenditures – IN US Pounds/ XCHANGE Fee 46-1

Lease 174
Energy 53
Gymnasium 27
Web 22
Water 6
Cable Tv set Nada – Ain’t obtained time for no stinkin’ Tv set!
Grocery Shopping 116
Consuming out (19 situations) 189
Diesel Truck Nuthin – only drove two times this month
Gas Motorcycles 28
Visa Costs 60
Cigarettes 35 (Yeah, yeah yeah…. I know)
Telephones 12
Laundry 13
Dry Items 44
Unaccounted 38*
Health practitioner Visits (2) 19
Medications (antibitics and bronchitis meds) 25
Registration and a person yr insurance coverage for two bikes 48
Sara’s Mindanao Travel Income 105

Primary Living Expenses FOR SEPTEMBER 2015 TOTAL   $1,083

*”Unaccounted” is the difference I observe on my lender stability end of month compared to commencing of month that does not slot into any of the other charges.  It’s ordinarily parking attendants, income for street young ones, beverages at sari-sari’s or the like. 


Now let’s choose a seem at some of the expenditures we tracked in excess of an eitght thirty day period time period in 2014/2015:

Every month Dwelling Expenditures

July 2014    1,058
Aug 2014    940
Sep 2014     1,160
Oct 2014     1,113
Nov 2014     1,183
Dec 2014      1,198
Jan 2015       1,059
Feb 2015       1,193


Regular MONTLY Living Charges:  $1,113.00

Variable in this month’s $1,083, and it appears like a continuation of the exact. 

Which works for me just fine….


Really do not neglect that you have to element in original set up fees when transferring to a new put and furnishing your pad.  Here’s a rough estimate of ours:


Added “SET UP” Costs

1998 Pajero 6,500
2013 YBR125 1,500
2012 RUSI Scooter 500
Residence Furniture and Set up 3,200
Desktop Personal computer 840
LED Television set 504

Complete OF Excess Fees FOR Preliminary Set up: $13, 044


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