Monday, December 18th, 2017

When we moved to the Philippines from the U.S. we shipped some of our household goods, including some antique table lamps.  We threw out the lamp shades thinking it would be easy to buy new ones in the Philippines. We ended up settling in Iloilo City.  We looked everywhere trying to buy new lamp shades in Iloilo.  It seems that table lamps are not used so much in the Philippines.  The only way we could buy a shade would be to buy a lamp and …

Our monthly expenses living in Iloilo City. We find that we can live fairly well in Iloilo City …

Our budget in the Philippines. We find that we can live fairly well in Iloilo City on about $1,700 per month.  The main cost of living questions you need to adjust for are: Prescription drugs and medical care. …