boxingfan Posted January 26, 2012 Posted January 26, 2012 Hello I've been looking at the site and can't really find answers to my particular questions...I hope someone here could give me advice.I'm looking to move to Manila for at least about 6 months, but probably longer. I am confused about living costs, in particular renting an apartment, because I hear conflicting things on different sites. About how much would I be paying for a temporary rental in a good part of Manila that is clean, has internet, etc.; not necessarily luxury, but something good and decent. For example I used to live in Argentina and a few years ago in Buenos Aires you could rent a one-bedroom in the best part of town, in a new building with a pool, for $800/month and that included internet and all utilities as well as weekly cleaning. Is the equivalent cheaper or more expensive in Manila? I've read on some sites that it's as little as half that, but then I look on craigslist and it's more than $800, and also they try to lock you into a six-month contract.Another question I have is about plane tickets. Will they allow you into the country if you have a one-way ticket, or do you need to show some other ticket that you'll leave the country? If I showed an itinerary or something that I was moving on to Bangkok or Taipei would that be enough to satisfy them?Finally, if anyone here has lived in Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro, I'd be very curious to hear comparisons to Manila.Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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