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Cost Of Living In Naga City, Bicol Region (2009)
Location: Naga City, Bicol
Type of Residence: One story detached house
Size of House: 3 BR, 2 CR, Maids qtrs with CR, 162 SM
Own or Rent: Own
Cost of Rent: N/A
Electricity: P3,000 Winter - P6,000 Summer
Water: P 400 city water, P 700 bottled water
Gas: P 530 (LPG)
Phone: P 1,000
Cable: Satellite two boxes P1,780
DSL: P 1,089
Power Outages: Seldom, maybe once every two months and usually for less than one hour. (A couple of times a year there planned outages for half a day to cut tree limbs etc.)
Water Outages: City water, none
Cable TV: Satellite lose only during heavy rains and then only for a few minutes.
Air Quality: Good, Neighbors seldom burn trash and we live on the outskirts of the city.
Noise: Very quiet. A few dogs and roosters in the distance. Little road traffic on our street.
Traffic: Over all not to bad even during rush hour. An exception is during fiesta.
Public Transportation: Good, Jeepneys, Tricycles, Pedicabs, little waiting
Stores: One medium size mall and a medium size discount mall. (Two large malls are under construction, SM and Pacific. Good selection of small stores.
This area is very progressive and business friendly. Good government with little corruption. Forty-five minutes to beaches.
By: Jim Houstma