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I am moving to the Philippines in 2015 and wanted to see what could e recommended for me. I know the normal questions that all normally ask. I am looking at a place that has good weather and a good cost of living. I am single and 46. I would like a place that has expats around so I would have others to talk to and kind of show me things at first. I was thinking on Tagatay but wasn't sure. I wanted to get an idea on what a house might run in a gated area. Thanks
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Straight away I would reccommend (in no particular order)

-Angeles City - $$
-Subic/Olongapo area (specifically Barrio Barretto) - $$
-Bacoor, Cavite - $$
-Baguio - $$$
-Cebu - $$$
-Makati - $$$
-Province (most anywhere) - $

Tagaytay (- $$) is also a good idea, but the more popular the place the more it's going to cost you, most likely.

I am most likely wrong with my pricing but that's what I have determined so far. I'm sure others who know better will also chime in.
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Straight away I would reccommend (in no particular order)

-Angeles City - $$
-Subic/Olongapo area (specifically Barrio Barretto) - $$
-Bacoor, Cavite - $$
-Baguio - $$$
-Cebu - $$$
-Makati - $$$
-Province (most anywhere) - $

Tagaytay (- $$) is also a good idea, but the more popular the place the more it's going to cost you, most likely.

I am most likely wrong with my pricing but that's what I have determined so far. I'm sure others who know better will also chime in.
Lol for Baguio with 3$

Though you can do for 2$s if you live a normal life.
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Well I figure I will have about $4000 US a month so I need a place that I can live on for that. I am starting my life over. I have lived all over the world having been in the Army for 20 years so I am use to being in other countries.
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You could sqeeze by on about $1000 a month so for $4000 you will live like royalty.
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Lol for Baguio with 3$

Though you can do for 2$s if you live a normal life.
Sorry, my experiences in Baguio are most likely jaded. Every time I've gone we've taken a small bus load of relatives to feed and house.

You're right and maybe, just maybe I should sneak out while they're all sleeping.

Shhhhhhhhhhh...

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What does the rent run? I am wanting to find a good place. Also a place that I might find a good person. What do you think on hiring maid? I have heard negative things on that. would anyone be willing to be like a sponsor for me?

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Sorry, my experiences in Baguio are most likely jaded. Every time I've gone we've taken a small bus load of relatives to feed and house.

You're right and maybe, just maybe I should sneak out while they're all sleeping.

Shhhhhhhhhhh...

Try that sometimes, things are amazingly cheap without the entourage around!

When my wife and I are out alone on vacation in the PI, that's when I get lulled into thinking I might be able to afford living there haha

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What does the rent run? I am wanting to find a good place. Also a place that I might find a good person. What do you think on hiring maid? I have heard negative things on that. would anyone be willing to be like a sponsor for me?
Buy a good (full automatic) washing machine and forget the maid. It does not get sick, need time off, no salary, no worry of theft by the maid. You'll have the time and the $$$ to enjoy life a bit

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Buy a good (full automatic) washing machine and forget the maid. It does not get sick, need time off, no salary, no worry of theft by the maid. You'll have the time and the $$$ to enjoy life a bit
But do get a pretty one.


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