Category: Cost of Living

Sep 23 2017

Average Wages in Philippines 2016

Daily Average Wages for these Philippine Major Occupation Groups in October 2016

987 pesos per day for Managers
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243 pesos per day for Elementary Occupations

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Mar 04 2017

2015 Average Family Income in Philippines

The 2015 Philippines Average Family Income varied substantially depending on the location in the Philippines, from an average of 8,173 pisos per week in Manila, down to 2,673 pisos per week in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

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May 12 2016

Food Prices in Philippines v Australia

Many people say that the Philippines is much cheaper to live in, than Australia or any other Western Country.
I’ve lived in both countries, for over 2 years in each, and my experience has shown that both are actually very similar in cost, when we compare the same things.

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Jan 29 2016

Electricity Cost Comparisons Australia v Philippines

Comparing Electricity Costs between Philippines and Western Countries Comparing Electricity Costs between the Philippines and Australia (and other countries), is not always easy, unless the living situation is similar. But here is a good example, for very similar living conditions…. Electricity Cost Comparison Australia and Philippines: After a couple of years in the Philippines, and …

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Sep 08 2015

Senior Citizens Benefits for Over 60’s

Benefits for Senior Citizens in The Philippines Senior citizens are granted several benefits and privileges under Republic Act No. 9994 and Republic Act No. 10645 Basic Qualifications are: Must present a valid and original Senior Citizens’ Identification Card. Must be a Filipino citizen who is a resident of the Philippines Must be 60 years old …

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Sep 06 2015

How Much Do Expats Spend in The Philippines

Average Monthly Spend for Expats in The Philippines

Foreigners often say that they go to live in the Philippines for the low cost of living.
But some find that it isn’t as cheap as they expect when they start shopping in the Malls.

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Aug 23 2015

Electricity Bills Compared – Philippines v Australia

The cost of Electricity in the Philippines compared to Australia In Australia the Electricity bill is based on a Quarterly charge PLUS the amount of Electricity actually used. In the Philippines the Electricity bill is based on the amount of Electricity actually used, no period charges. Kwh = Kilowatt Hours.  ie; In its simplest form this is …

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Aug 23 2015

Can I Live in the Philippines For $600 USD per Month?

Can a Foreigner Live in the Philippines For $600 USD per Month? You can live on whatever amount of money you like in the Philippines. That is the simple answer to a simple question. An Average Filipino lives on a lot less than that, so YES, it CAN be done. An Average Filipino House however …

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Aug 09 2015

How Much Tax is deducted from a Philippine salary

Tax on Salary and Wages in the Philippines Using the Tax Rates quoted on www.bir.gov.ph I have calculated these approximate tax deductions for a range of salaries. Approximate Tax rates on the Taxable part of Monthly salaries of: 10,000 would incur a tax charge of about 1,542 pesos or about 15.4% 20,000 would incur a …

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Aug 09 2015

Average Monthly Salary in Makati City 2015

Average Monthly Salary in Makati City This is a guide to Various average Salaries quoted on the Internet in August 2015, for the Makati City Location. Note: Manila has a separate figure. Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 29,555.56 PHP (www.numbeo.com) Average Monthly Salary in Makati City: 57,452 PHP  (www.salaryexplorer.com) (1) Average Monthly Salary in …

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Aug 09 2015

Wages in the Philippines in the years 2012 and 2015

The average Family Income in the Philippines in 2012 was 235,000 pesos per year.
The average Family Income in the Philippines in 2015 was

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Aug 09 2015

Average Monthly Salary in Manila 2015

Average Monthly Salary in Manila This is a guide to Various average Salaries quoted on the Internet in August 2015, for the Manila Location. Note: Makati City has a separate figure. Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 23,694.51 PHP (www.numbeo.com) Average Monthly Salary in Manila: 41,987 PHP (www.salaryexplorer.com) Average Monthly Salary in Manila by Occupation …

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Jun 17 2015

Eating Out or Take Out in the Philippines

Eating Out or Take Out in the Philippines To help with some ideas of food prices here are some links to prices at various fast food places in the Philippines http://www.maxschicken.com/index.php?/menus https://www.shakeyspizza.ph/menus.asp http://www.yellowcabpizza.com/orderonline https://www.mcdonalds.com.ph/ourfood/view/burgers http://www.jollibee.com.ph/menu-price-list http://www.manginasal.com http://www.gerrysgrill.com/ph http://www.greenwich.com.ph

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Apr 20 2015

Average Wages in Philippines 2014

Average Wages and Salary in the Philippines Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics The figure of P9,508 per month, shown below for all occupations, gives an average Annual Individual Income of P114,096 per year in the report used. Average Basic Pay of Wage and Salary Workers by Major Occupation Groups July 2014  Philippine Pesos per …

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Apr 19 2015

Live Like a King in The Philippines

Is it possible to live like a King in the Philippines? What does “Live Like a King” mean” ?.  I ask that question after reading an Englishman saying the phrase “To Live Like a King” does not mean “To Live Like a King”.  Now that is the worst English confusion example I have ever heard. It appears that “To Live …

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Mar 29 2015

Cost of Living Comparison Manila v Brisbane

Manila or Brisbane, which is the cheapest cost of living Calculation of Comparative Cost of Living in Two Cities comparing costs to the Average Income after tax More Expensive in Manila Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) is 1.01 times the Brisbane cost Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre is 1.08 times …

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Feb 14 2015

Wages in the Philippines 2009 and 2012

The average Family Income in the Philippines in 2012 was 235,000 pesos per year.
The average Family Income in the Philippines in 2009 was 208,000 pesos per year.

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Mar 25 2014

Electricity Costs in Angeles City

Electricity Costs in Angeles City When renting long term in the Philippines, it is common for the renter to pay for the Electricity, and this cost can often be expensive. Having rented in Manila, Puerto Galera and a few other places, I was pleasantly surprised at the electric cost in Angeles City. March 2014: 28 …

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