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Old Apr 3rd 2017, 6:22 am
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Me again, just wondering if anyone can tell me what the cost of living is in or around makati please?
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Old Apr 3rd 2017, 2:50 pm
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Piece of string needed! what do you want - so much depends on your lifestyle. Are you talking rent, utilities etc or just food, drink and so on. If you give us a bit more idea of what you're looking for then I'm sure answers will flow from our Makati members.
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Old Apr 3rd 2017, 4:44 pm
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Sorry bit vague again wasn't I,
I'm talking rent utilities food the whole lot, single bloke, not much of a party animal but would want to socialise.
would be working over there if/when I move
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Old Apr 3rd 2017, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by wayne 79
Sorry bit vague again wasn't I,
I'm talking rent utilities food the whole lot, single bloke, not much of a party animal but would want to socialise.
would be working over there if/when I move
thanks in advance
What do you want to rent and what is your budget?

The most expensive after rent in Manila is power, will you want air con? The cost will be reflected in size of unit you want

I have forgotten the websites that you can search for rental property I am sure someone will drop that in for you. Will it be furnished or unfurnished etc. How much are the monthly dues and is that included in the rental etc.

Suggest you start to consider your salary and how much as a % will go to fixed costs.

Some expats in call centers on 35,000pm rent units with power and all costs are under 20,000 pesos a month

They do overtime to cover the extras and air con for many is an extra!!

Manila is a very expensive place to live on a local salary. and 35,000pm is higher by a long way than most locals are earning. Under today's exchange rate close to 600£ pm with overtime can take you up to 800£pm equivalent
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I'm waiting to find out if I get a job in the call centre Mike, so my budget would be around d the 35000 mark I guess, would be looking at a small place to stay , furnished
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Maybe this website can give you some idea, although I can't judge whether the numbers are accurate: https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-livin...ry=Philippines
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I'm waiting to find out if I get a job in the call centre Mike, so my budget would be around d the 35000 mark I guess, would be looking at a small place to stay , furnished
the call center will have expats who will probably live in the same block. Suggest you ask the person you are writing to to see if they can assist
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Thanks for the help guys
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