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Old 13th August 2013, 06:51 AM
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I've been examining satellite maps of the area, yeah no street names and such but I can see the streets and aerial views of the area. I can even get pics in some cases, too bad I can't get street level scrolling views like some places, but can't have everything Looks good to me, so far. Quite a few areas that might do nicely if I can find a place to rent and such. I only really need a one bedroom, as I won't be building the extensive computer room I originally planned on my retirement. I also don't plan to ever have children, even if I do find a nice local woman to keep me company. As a genetic disorder, I wouldn't want to pass along Parkinson's unless I was sure a cure was real close. About the only thing I would want available is a good source of local foods.

Finally, what is the chance of getting someone to get some quotes on what my meds would cost? I'm basing my budget on estimates with an unknown level of accuracy I'd hate to move there and find out that my meds will be what prevents me from making a go of it.
Yea, it's too bad that the country here does not or will not pay to have Google do some of the "street View" work like elsewhere. The photos you do see in some parts of Google Earth or just a Google search can be deceiving to a degree. If possible, it really would pay to kinda pick a general area and then take a short advance trip to be very sure you really want to live in the Philippines. It's a big jump from 21st century living into the town of Bedrock in the Flintstones.
Local food access is not a problem as there are public open markets in every town or area. We have another American friend in our resettlement that rents a house. He is paying P1,800 per month. A modern apartment in Angeles City next door to the VFW Post is like P15,000 per month. Current exchange rate is about 43. So just divide the peso amt by 43 to get a close dollar amount. A set of bamboo furniture (couch, small table, two chairs, and bed frame w/headboard is about P2,000. A refrigerator in a small size can be had for about $200.00us dollars and a window air conditioner for just a few dollars more than that.
You have enough posts already to use the PM service. If ya want, send me a private message with a list of the meds you take with how many mg per tablet etc. My wife and I will be going to the mall within the next few days and we can try to locate the meds and cost for you. Here in the Philippines, most all meds are sold my the tablet and not in bottles of say 100 or so like in the states. Also, most meds do not require a doctors Rx to buy so that also saves on doctor visits.


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