Cheap / Expensive / Same (Manila)
Just something to throw around, thought it would be interesting to see what people find cheap, expensive or the same here compared to where they're from.
I just got back from food shopping and a few things that stick out, Gatorade (which I am highly addicted to) is waaaaay cheaper here than home and probably why I am feeding my addiction even more!
Most grocery items I find are around the same as in Australia.
Eating out is cheaper, alcohol is definitely cheaper, I was drinking beers at Howzat yesterday for $1.20!
Clothes are cheaper but I guess you get what you pay for. The 100P shorts I buy last about 2 weeks before they split. The T shirts are ok and at 150P you're talking $3.50AUS.
Taxis - waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cheaper! my ride back from makati last night 80P (but I gave him 150P coz he was a nice guy), the same trip back home would have been $30 or Protected content .
Rent is cheaper - my apartment back home would be at least 65,000P per month back home, I pay half that.
Gym membership - definitely cheaper here.
Cable and internet - around half the price of back home.
Electricity - Slightly less.
Mobile phones - extremely cheap here, I bought a phone for 699P which is $16AUS and there is no way you could buy a mobile for that back home.
Anyone else care to comment?