A lot of times, people ask me about tipping. How much is appropriate? Do they tip in the Philippines? Now, what I will be saying does not apply so much to Manila, because it is a cosmopolitan city that is more “worldly” than most other places in the Philippines. I am talking about the Philippines, […]
One thing about finances in the Philippines is that your money will go a long way here compared to in western societies. Life is much less expensive in the Philippines, and that is attractive to many people!
Be sure to also read our archive about Repairs. You can get most anything repaired in the Philippines. Much different than in most western cultures where you just throw something away if it breaks. Repairs in the Philippines are cheap and you can save a lot of money compared to buying a replacement of the broken item!
Probably the most frequently asked question that I get from readers of this blog is how to earn money here, get a job, or other such things concerning ways to live here while still earning a living. A lot of us would like to move here before it’s time to retire! I moved here when […]
Moving is not inexpensive, even if you are just moving to the other side of town! Imagine moving half way around the world! Certainly you have to spend a serious amount of money to make such a move. Especially if you decide to bring along your belongings, or a significant portion of your stuff, moving […]
When it comes to people wanting to live in the Philippines, for the majority it seems to come down to prices. Yes, most things are quite inexpensive here. Some things are more expensive here, as I have pointed out on some posts in the past. But, I still get a lot of e-mails saying things […]
One thing that we all get caught up in if we are thinking of moving to the Philippines is that everything is cheap! Well, it is not always true. Two categories of items come to mind when I think of things that are expensive here. First, any kind of foreign goods. If you like imported […]
Over the past two years, the value of the dollar has really taken a dive here in the Philippines, and also around the world. It is something I have written about in the past, but I feel it’s time to re-visit the subject. Two years ago, a single US Dollar would purchase a little more […]