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Cost Of Living in Balsic, Hermosa, Bataan (2015)

PLACE: Balsic, Hermosa, Bataan

KIND OF RESIDENCE: Own home. British style - 4 large bedrooms, dining room, sala, kitchen, dirty kitchen, 2 large storerooms.

Wife, me, 16 years old daughter, 5 years old cat

RENT:   Nil


ELECTRIC:  5 - 6,000 PHP. 2 x A/C at night only (plus 2 in other bedrooms for guests), 1 x 50 litres water storage heater ( master bathroom/kitchen on for 90 minutes per day), 1 x on-demand shower heater (daughter's shower room/toilet), 4 x wall fans – day use, 1 x fridge/freezer, 1 x chest freezer, 3 x laptops. 4 TVs, 1 x DVD/karaoke centre.

GAS Costs:   1,100 PHP (approx 16kg) for 2 cooker/ovens

WATER:  Municipal main – around 800.00 PHP. Drinking (Wilkinson's Green distilled) 700 PHP

COMMUNICATIONS:  Smart Bro Internet 999.00 PHP, Smart pre-paid (3 mobiles) 800.00 PHP

GROCERIES:  17.000.00, (include around 1,000 PHP for rice)

CAR EXPENSES:  3,000.00 PHP  diesel



Total:    Around 36,000 PHP per month



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