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BANGKOK 19 July 2019 16:56
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What are the "Pro's & Con's" of living in Philippines?

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23 hours ago, pgrahmm said:

This topic should be preserved.....There have to be a dozen threads to this & they are not kindly to the PI......

I've spent a lot of time there & unless for a wedding or funeral to attend there's no compelling reason to step foot there again......

Too bad the topic isn't thumbnailed someplace......

I'm sure you are right about dozens of threads on the subject, but how about an update? I'm looking for something more positive & a recent up to date prior to going & having a look myself.

 

I've always used the "search" option on TV before raising a new topic ........ sadly it does not appear to work that well. <removed>........ but later found a thread where I could copy my posts. Are other members having this problem?? Cheers ..... 

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20 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

I agree many negative things are said about the Philippines and unfair to compare, one man's meat is another mans poison.

 

OP it will take you a whiles to find what suits you I would suggest starting with the most popular tourist areas first and go from there.

 

You say an island living & a few home comforts would be welcome and a beach house, well you have aprox 7,600 islands to pick from. 😄

 

Thanks for your post............. where would you suggest? From what you say you know the area well?

 

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I like to answer this with a question. What are the pros and cons of living in Malta in comparison with Thailand?

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On 10/31/2018 at 12:24 PM, KittenKong said:

ome things I dont like: Tax on worldwide income. Natural disasters. Poor infrastructure (largely due to the natural disasters). Rather boring local food. The Catholic church. Accommodation is often overpriced and often not very good. Less choice for international air travel.

 

Good summary..

 

 

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2 hours ago, BobBKK said:

It's the 'Regional Forum : South East Asia Forum'  actually. 

 

One assumes those not interested in OTHER South East Asia countries would not read or comment here.

It's a regional sub-forum of a 100% Thai forum. Clearly most people who post on here will be much more likely to have strong connections with Thailand than with other countries in SE Asia.

The original post actually appeared in the "general" section anyway. It was moved later.

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4 hours ago, topt said:

For foreigners living there?

As far as I know, yes. They do have some dual-taxation agreements but I'm not aware that the RP has the blanket exemption for earnings not repatriated in the year they are received that Thailand has. I could easily be wrong though as the last I looked into it was about 10 years ago.

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2 hours ago, Guderian said:

Sensibly priced wine would be a Godsend, I'm bored with paying 100% more for a bottle of something decent in Thailand than I would back home.

I'm surprised you can find it that cheap here. Or is "back home" an expensive place for wine also? (I think the US is expensive for wine, compared to Spain or France or Italy.)

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