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Discussion in 'Dumaguete City' started by cabb, Mar 23, 2018.

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What is your average monthly living expense in Dumaguete (in USD)

  1. 0-500

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  2. 500-1000

    12 vote(s)
    16.0%
  3. 1000-1500

    21 vote(s)
    28.0%
  4. 1500-2000

    23 vote(s)
    30.7%
  5. 2000-2500

    8 vote(s)
    10.7%
  6. greater than 2500

    10 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. cabb

    cabb DI Forum Patron ✤Forum Sponsor✤

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    There was a recent thread about living on $860 in Dumaguete. I thought it would be interesting to do an anonymous poll to see the average monthly expense for living in Dumaguete.
     
  2. expatron

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    There's no way I would publicly post my expense or income.
     
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    You are anonymous, so no one but you is going to know. When you create a poll you can specify that it be anonymous, which I did. No interest in income. You can't see anything other than the number of people selecting a specific amount. Didn't do a breakout above 2500 to keep all the millionaires from standing out. :smile: No problem, if you don't participate, but did want to let you and anyone else know you are anonymous.
     
  4. PatO

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    There are so many variables such as size of family, children (if any) school expenses, medical prescriptions, distance from town, entertainment choices, and on and on that makes a such a poll lack a meaningful comparison in my opinion. The cost of living here keeps going up but I guess that is true most anywhere.
     
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    I agree that my poll is oversimplified, but some data is better than no data. There are survey sites where you can ask a series of questions, like survey monkey, but it's tough enough to get someone to click on one thing, let alone a series of questions. I'd rather have simpler with some data, then no data at all. All the things you mention would increase the monthly spend, so it's a conservative poll.
     
  6. Dave_Hounddriver

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    So you say, but the poll says:
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    I fixed that.

    I usually spent about $1500-2000 (USD). That was as a single male with no kids.

    I spend about $700-$1000 to maintain my place in Valencia while overseas. This includes a gf and her kid living in my house but does not include the price of maintaining that relationship (2-3 vacations a year outside of the Philippines).
     
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    First time doing a poll, so I asked Wrye83 to double check my work and he corrected the error. I interpreted being available publicly to mean that a non-members (people not logged in) could see the results, not that you could see how an individual voted. When the subject came up, I did poke around and wasn't able to see the 3 people who had voted at the time. However, I might not have click on the right thing to see that. I apologize for the confusion on my part.
     
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    Understood. I cast my vote after the error was corrected. Good poll. Simple and to the point. Now lets see how many vote.
     
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  10. ChMacQueen

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    I'm thinking about 1500 is the golden mark for most. For some may be a couple hundred under and others a couple hundred more. I'd of been interested seeing a $1400-1700 range but to late now.

    Someone today wanting to live on less then $1k is fairly insane. Better to live in some tiny place in a small town.
     
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