Cost of living in Philipines?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 25 Jul 2012 9:28 pm

In my 30 years in Asia, I've seen it happen all too often. Statistically, east-west marriages rarely last more than two years. However, once past around 6 or 7 years, they normally will go the distance. But normally, once the eastern bride fleeces the western rube, they move on. Hopefully with a green card as well. but as long as it's at least long green it will be okay. Almost everybody I've ever met who set up a business in the brides country with the family running it has lost his shirt and everything else as well.

There are derelicts and flotsam/jetsum all over Asia, just looking for their next drink when they blodge enough for a pint off a hapless tourist.
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Post by beppi » Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:24 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:There are derelicts and flotsam/jetsum all over Asia, just looking for their next drink when they blodge enough for a pint off a hapless tourist.
This is exactly what I mean, in better words!
Normally they are rare in Singapore (High cost of beer and cigarettes? Or maybe the rule of law and impossibility of visa runs and informal jobs?), so I wonder how the OP ended up here.
I hope he will come back and explain!

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Post by ecureilx » Thu, 26 Jul 2012 9:17 am

PS: about costs in Philippines ... I got an invite for an Italian Resto in Fort Bonifacio- set meals at 800 peso .. so .. ..

And a former boss owns two condos, each one rented out at 80,000 peso .. for 2 bedrooms !!!

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 26 Jul 2012 9:30 am

ecureilx wrote:PS: about costs in Philippines ... I got an invite for an Italian Resto in Fort Bonifacio- set meals at 800 peso .. so .. ..

And a former boss owns two condos, each one rented out at 80,000 peso .. for 2 bedrooms !!!
Yeah, but the Philippines has a wider spectrum. From dirt-cheap to "AWR MAYR GERD; AMAY IN SINGAPURRRRR"
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