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Cost Of Living In Valenzuela (2009)

Location:

NCR, Barangay Karuhatan, Valenzuela City House is located on Cayetano St, a standard pinoy non-subdivision residential street about 1000 meters from Macarthur Highway.

Type of residence:

single detached bungalow

Size of house

3 Bedroom, 2 CR, dirty kitchen and carport

Own or Rent:

rent

Cost of Rent:

12,000 pesos

Electricity:

3000

Water:

Water City: 120 Water (purified P35/5 gal (pick-up), P40/5 gal (delivered)

Gas:

250

Phone:

460

Cable:

650

DSL:

use pre-paid dial up

Power Outages:

seldom, average about once per 2-3 months for no short duration.

Water Outages:

daily from about 7 pm until about 11 pm

DSL:

available - cannot comment otherwise because I use only pre-paid dial-up ISPs.

Cable TV:

Sky cable - quality just OK (lately reception on Star Sports has been HORRIBLE), occasional short duration system outages.

Air Quality:

fair, some trash burning occurs in area, plus smog from vehicles on Macarthur Highway (about 1000 meters from our house)

Noise:

3

Traffic:

light traffic on residential road (Cayetano St) but usually very heavy traffic on MacArthur.

Public Trans:

all forms readily available (bus, taxi, jeepney, tricycle) literally no wait time on main road (MacArthur)

Stores:

SM Valenzuela 5 min walk, South Supermarket and Pure Gold nearby, about 20-30 min via jeepney to Caloocan circle (north end of EDSA extension and Rizal Ext.) with Grand Central Mall, Ever Dep't Store, small Robinson's mall, Uniwide store and major appliance stores (Abenson, Western) and more. Also about 30-45 min drive to SM Marilao and about the same to SM North EDSA.

By: Russ and Lorna Phillips

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