Our October 2015 Philippines Monthly Living Expenses

As previously noted (ad nauseatingly for those who have followed our channel for a while), the cost of living in the Philippines is one of the reasons economic refugees regularly wash up on the shores of the Philippines like so much flotsam and jetsam.  The cost of rent alone is a shocker to the uninitiated, with decent house rentals going …

Giving Your Filipina an Allowance

  One things that a good number of people who have never been to the Philippines don’t realize is that a large number of the foreigners living here are paying their Filipina significant other a monthly allowance.  The purpose of this blog article is not to question to rightness or wrongness of this practice or to assert moral entrepreneurship on other …

Our September 2015 Philippines Expense Report!

“Money money money monnnnnnney!!!” It’s been a while since we last kept track of our Philippines monthly expenses, and seeing as it is something folks are always talking about (“Ned, how much does it cost to live in the Philippines?….”), I thought I would revisit it this month. Our September 2015 expenses include some medications and a doctor visits for Michell’s …

So You Wanna Be A Philippines Expat YouTube Millionaire?…., Pt 1 of 2

  Becoming an Expat You Tube Millionaire Part 1 How and Why  I like the title of this blog entry – it kind of reminds me of the “How to Live Like a King in the Philippines for only $1,000 Dollars a Month!” blurbs I sometimes see on some Philippine expat channels – a catchy phrase, but one that’s more …

The Mythic Allure of Westerners in the Philippines, Pt. 1 – Money!

  Living, working or studying in the Philippines has its fair share of ups and downs.  Here at myphilippinedreams, we put a good amount of effort into showing both sides – the good AND the bad – so that our viewers can get a better feel for what life here really is like.  One of the upsides of living here …

Kids House Construction Costs

Kids’ House Construction Costs FINAL UPDATE 9/14/15:  Final cost of the house constructino is 115,080 ($2,501 USD at 46 exchange rate).   $2,101 was taken from the donations subscribers made to the channel’s operating expenses (our Paypal Donation button for services rendered) and Michell and I have have donated $400. You can track the donations that have come in thus far  …

Our Philippines February 2015 Expense Report

Incessantly tracking our expenses to afford any would-be retiree of world traveler thinking of coming to the Philippines some sense of how much it actually costs to live here, the Dream Team proudly presents it’s February 2015 Expense Report. Short Version:$1,193 Longer Version:One of the many aspects of the Philippines that foreigners appreciate is the opportunity to really let your …

Our Community Support Projects Donation Tracking

Updated as of November 16, 2017     Follow the kids’ house construction costs!  http://myphilippinedreams.com/kids-house-construction-costs/ New donation kitty balance:  $698.75  (See latest donors and amounts by scrolling to the bottom of this article.) We have a Paypal Donation button on our website for those who feel like remunerating us for the value provided by our blog and YouTube channel and also …

Our January 2015 Philippines Living Expenses

Once again, the Dream Team has painstakingly kept track of its monthly expenses, in order to better inform our viewers as to how much living in the Philippines actually costs.  An important thing to keep in mind is that you can spend any amount a month in the Philippines.  Want a luxury five bedroom house nestled against a white sand …

Our December 2014 Philippines Expenses

Being an “economic refugee” from the United States, I take pains every month to track our expenses over the course of the last 30 days.  We’ve been doing this since July, and at this point we are averaging about $1,200 USD a month on all of our accumulated expenses.  Keep in mind that this is for two people, and we …