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Cost Of Living In Cagayan de Oro (2012)

Kind of Residence:

House. Mortgage P26, 500.00 per month.

Electric:

One desktop, one laptop, fridge, washing machine and dryer, fans. P1, 300 per month. We very rarely use the aircon.

Gas Cost:

We use LPG for cooking and we spent P500 per month.

Water:

Our city water bill averages P400 per month.

Communications:

Philcom Internet is P1, 300 per month. Cell Phone Load P400 per month.

Groceries:

No Budget. Buy as needed would run at about maybe P1, 500 per month.

Helper:

Occasional. Helper maybe one or two days. P200 for two days per month.

Groceries:

Philippine Style P4, 000 per month.

Entertainment:

We don't go out and I occasionally buy some Tanduay so lets say P500 per month.

Eating Out:

We dont.

Car Expenses:

P5, 000 per month payments. Diesel P4, 000 per month.

Taxi, Jeep, Travel Expenses:

Jeepney travel is included in my sons' allowance. I have to fly out every two years so that doesn't count and Visa costs are roughly P1, 500 per month paid bimonthly.

Allowance for Family Members:

Son P2, 000 this covers travel lunch and school expenses. Plus Tuition Fee P1, 500 for son and P550 for Daughter.

Medical Expenses:

No Budget, but medicine for my daughter's asthma would probably be about P500 per month.

Total:

Our total cost of living is P51, 150 a month, usually, and we budget P55, 000 a month, to have very little breathing room.

By: Phil

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