Jump to content
BANGKOK
ExpatPH

Philippines 2019 for new expats

Recommended Posts

14 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Expat, I was curious on the topic of housing there....

 

Among the resident expats you're familiar with (not tourists), what's your guess of a breakdown among the following:

--those renting monthly in a hotel.

--those renting monthly in a condo or apartment

--those that have bought some kind of home

--any other option that I'm missing.....

 

Thanks!

 

You might want to add renting a home as know that many take that route for more space at reasonable price.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Expat, I was curious on the topic of housing there....

 

Among the resident expats you're familiar with (not tourists), what's your guess of a breakdown among the following:

--those renting monthly in a hotel.

--those renting monthly in a condo or apartment

--those that have bought some kind of home

--any other option that I'm missing.....

 

Thanks!

 

You really like to give me a run for the money, I like that, because your questions are related to topic.

But this one ....... I think you beat me. Puuhh.

So many other variables here, single or in a relationship, or married. Have children or not.

 

My personal friends,

Single men:

1/5 longstay hotel for 32.000 peso up,

1/5 serviced apartment 35.000 to 50.000.

3/5 rent apartment from 15.000 peso to 50.000 peso. 

 

In relationship: all rent apartment or house, mostly in range 15.000 - 30.000

Married: most rent apartment or house, a very small minority +-5% buy condo or build a house.

 

This is rough estimate only. You won this one.

Thanks for the work out. Need a rest now ...

 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, ExpatPH said:

You really like to give me a run for the money, I like that, because your questions are related to topic.

But this one ....... I think you beat me. Puuhh.

So many other variables here, single or in a relationship, or married. Have children or not.

 

My personal friends,

Single men:

1/5 longstay hotel for 32.000 peso up,

1/5 serviced apartment 35.000 to 50.000.

3/5 rent apartment from 15.000 peso to 50.000 peso. 

 

In relationship: all rent apartment or house, mostly in range 15.000 - 30.000

Married: most rent apartment or house, a very small minority +-5% buy condo or build a house.

 

This is rough estimate only. You won this one.

Thanks for the work out. Need a rest now ...

 

 

Thanks Expat... I wasn't looking for a scientific survey... Just your seat of the pants impression on that subject.

 

Sounds like apartment renting is common for singles, and apartment or house renting common for couples.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Someone earlier today complained about Manila traffic jam. 'Period'.

 

Here's a quote from latest breaking news from Thaivisa, including heavy traffic in Bangkok:

The incident worsened the already heavy traffic in the intersection, which was also crowded by bystanders.

 

Pathum Wan Police Station was alerted about the fire at 5.49pm, but police officers, firefighters and water trucks found it difficult to get to the area due to the traffic. CentralWorld shopping mall and Centara Grand@CentralWorld are situated in Bangkok’s business district and are always crowded.

End quote.

 

 

Edited by ExpatPH
  • Like 2
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vientiane only issue single entry Non-O for retirement and require proof of 800k baht in bank or 65k baht income.

AND they also require police clearance and medical certificate.

 

Philippines: 

No police clearance

No medical certificate

No 800k

No 65k

By the end of 2019, how many thai expats had to relocate?

And to where?

 

Good luck, wherever you end up, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia.

  • Like 2
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, reenatinnakor said:

So there's no crime in Philippines? Lol. My employers forbid me to ride public transport by myself when I was living there. No tourists there will ride the jeepneys or coaches with no windows... They wouldn't know how to anyway. I won't Google the serious crime stats Philippines v Thailand since I already know the answer. Yes it was easy for me to extend my 28 days for another 30 odd days for 2000 pesos I think it was way back in 2008 simply down at the travel agent... There's probably a reason why they try to make it easy for foreigners to stay there longer since no one really wants to. Thailand has this problem in reverse, everyone wants to stay longer so they try and make it more difficult.

Each to their own, you prefer Philippines but I prefer Thailand. You hear many things about Thailand but being a shit hole is not one of them.

So what is thailand gaining exactly  from discouraging foreigners to longer stay or very frequently visiting?

How is that beneficial for locals and especially for local shops owners and employees?

 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
So what is thailand gaining exactly  from discouraging foreigners to longer stay or very frequently visiting?
How is that beneficial for locals and especially for local shops owners and employees?
 
I agree it makes no sense but TiT
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, ExpatPH said:

Here's a quote from latest breaking news from Thaivisa, including heavy traffic in Bangkok:

The incident worsened the already heavy traffic in the intersection, which was also crowded by bystanders.

There is no need to bring this tragedy into your thread , it got nothing to do with relocating to PH!  

Fires like this also happens in Manila , terrible ones, and it will create traffic chaos. Stick to your topic. 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/4/2019 at 2:59 PM, Jingthing said:

Years ago I went to the Philippines for an exploratory trip. I focused on Cebu City. I thought it was OK, I could live there, but didn't feel a need to. The OP's impressions even though much more recent have the ring of truth to me. 

 

I have wondered about Davao City and Baguio as alternatives though. 

Baguio very nice and cooler...buy earthquake prone

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, balo said:

There is no need to bring this tragedy into your thread , it got nothing to do with relocating to PH!  

Fires like this also happens in Manila , terrible ones, and it will create traffic chaos. Stick to your topic. 

 

U kinda right and for sure Phillipines has much higher deadly fire track record then Thailand.. If u stay in Manila its normal to hear Sirens couple times a day.

Several malls have been burned down recently even with dozens of people still inside like in Davao.

squater areas like in Manila Tondo for example have their burnings now and then and if one room goes then the whole row of squatter rooms go up in flames.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...