Retire Early $800 Month Dumaguete Philippines

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243 comments

  1. I have noticed one thing from watching YouTube for 5 years.. you can’t tell anybody anything about their YouTube channel because they will not listen.. everybody thinks they are a movie actors like Brad Pitt and everybody thinks they are movie directors like Clint Eastwood.. I just watch the channels and if it’s good I watch more and if it’s not I move on.. good luck to you because you’re going to need it..thanks..ps.. as soon as I arrive in the Philippines I am going to start a YouTube channel and I have filled a notebook from reading the comments on YouTube channels about what people want to see..I have always listen to what people say and that is why I was a successful businessman..thanks๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿค—

    1. We travel the world and find the best retire cheap destinations. We’ll be here for a month or two more depending on the quarantine. Thanks for the comment. Best, Dan

  2. You would be correct. Dumaguete has a lot of expats the last 5 years and has driven the prices up there.
    If you want to live on the cheap, go out into the provinces, away from the big cities.
    Mindanao, the southern most big island is overlooked very much. Cheap housing, good medical on the
    north end and lots of local and western food.
    If your married to a Filipino, 13A visa is the way to go. With the exception of the forms being submitted,

    doesn’t cost anything, no money in a bank account!!! This is what my wife (Filipina) and I will be next year when we move to Mindanao

    1. Dan/Qiang, I am a sub.. I appreciate the time and effort you spend doing this travel vlogs. I am self quarantining in Omaha, Nebraska, One of my pet peeves, I grew up and enlisted in San Francisco. (Draft number was low so I enlisted) My international travels cannot be compared to yours. I’d like to see your passport. Anyway, it’s cringey for me to hear non-natives to call San Francisco: Frisco or San Fran,, Annoying! Places that I have been are all service related. England, Italy, Spain, and Tukey. South Vietnam: Da Nang, Cam Rahn, Nha Trang, and Saigon Thailand: Nakhon Phanom. and Ubon Ratchathani..Laos; secret base. ? Cambodia: secret base?? I served so trolls can say what they want to say However annoying and cringeworthy, Dan/Qiang, Thanks again for sharing.

    2. GET A LIFE!!!.. After seeing an excellent video with valuable content
      and comments, you’re “BITCHING” about pronunciation..WoW!!
      If that what makes you happy, more power to you..

  3. $800 a month to live is just a local poor life styles. Foreigners wants to lived on their standard of living need more like around $1,200 to $1,500

    1. Remember he is not from the Philippines. .
      He is a foreigner
      try to understand .The pronounsation. .
      likewise me I’m here in italy ….My pronounsation is differemt ..

  4. As a Canadian, I left Dumaguete 3 years ago because there’s too many foreigners now…I left Canada to stay away from “foreigners” a.ka. white people lol..So now, I live in a quiet place down south where I am the only white guy there! lol Philippines is the best place in the world to live!

    1. I joke with Qiang that when we finally find where we want to stay … we won’t tell anyone. Just a fantasy really. We love traveling the world too much to settle down.

  5. At the end of ur video u talk about retirees being able to invest in the PI. What do u mean by invest? It is my understanding Americans can not buy property there.

    1. You can buy properties, unless you are maried to filipina. Thats what i know.
      Be carefull of illigal process of buying properties in the Philippines. An most of all be carefull of “GOLD DIGGERS”.

    2. If you go to the Facebook Expat web page for Dumaguete and ask, you will find many Americans that own real estate in this area. Click the link below this video to get the “More Information” link. I do not recommend buying so I don’t want to say more about it. I recommend you buy in a more economically stable country, rent it out, and live off the rents here or in another retre cheap country.

  6. Horrible video NO ONE should ever believe. First off he can’t even pronounce our city right (expat in Dumaguete of 9 years btw). Further what standard of living does $800 get? *Cheap* rent of a furnished place is $12-15k a month ($250-300 USD), Then utilities are going to be electric, water, internet, and cheap cellphone plan will be about another $100 USD a month but if you use aircon and want better internet make that $150-200. Transportation limitations suggest you at LEAST get a motorcycle so lets assume you have a chunk of money to blow to buy outright… you’ll spend $20-25 a month on gas assuming no big motorcycle traveling. Add in food and unless your going to eat rice and dried fish like a local 3x a day and never eat out your probably looking at $300 a month in food and the odd eating out (if your a drinker meeting with friends very regularly for a beer this will def be higher). Now add in a girlfriend as well because who wants to be alone if a single guy and she will also add in extra costs to numerous things. Lets not forget the odd doctor/hospital visit and most important immigration visa’s every 2 months with a required trip out of the country every 3 years or less (unless you can afford to dump $20-50k USD into a Phil bank account for a SRRV visa for 10 years).

    Anyways do NOT move here on less then $1200 a month. Many who are on less then $1k a month over the last 3 years have been leaving the Philippines as they no longer can afford any quality of life. Most expats will say they can live reasonably on about $1200-1500 a month and a bit higher end on $2k a month. The average suggested IS $1500 a month by almost every expat who is actually experienced here.

    1. @Vagabond Awake If your here and you aren’t trying to enjoy life which costs money why are you here? My numbers are just the very basics before trying to enjoy anything, thinking of exits and medicals which do happen, gf and going around expenses and more. Don’t come here if your going to be cooped up in the house 24/7 cooking cheap.

    2. Here are your numbers:
      250 Rent
      150 utilities (we run AC about 8 hours a week now, its not even hot)
      300 food
      25 gas for motorcycle (plus buy a used one for $500 (my number))
      40 Visa per month (not expedited)
      $765 per month Total
      How much alcohol are you drinking to get to $1500? You can get glocal whiskey for $3 a bottle? Plus, my video says the estimate of $800 is for the big 3, rent, food, and local transportation … so it sounds like you are confirming my numbers? The video also points you to the web page which as a link to Numbeo so people can add other things they spend money on not in the big three. Please listen a little longer and let me know what you think.
      Thanks for commenting. It helps our business grow and I love the contrary data points.
      Best, Dan

  7. Duma is not a good place to go. It is a trap! It is hot, congested and polluted and boring – there is nothing to do.
    And there is NO BEACH. what kind of it is retirement in PH if there is no beach.

    1. Thanks for sharing Vitto. There are beaches just not right in the city. You have to take a ferry ride. Where are you staying. If you want live next to the beach check out Siquijor or Panglao Islands. Best, Dan

    1. Love Valencia. It is a suburb of Dumaguete. It is a little cooler because it is higher up the mountain. It is the neighborhood in Dumaguete where we would live.

  8. I think people have something else in mind and looking how the country react towards the virus makes it a place to avoid at all cost in the future….

    1. @Vagabond Awake I’m in Nicaragua at the moment and I appreciate the freedom to travel. Much better here than Quรฉbec and most of the countries. As for Philippines, I have a tons of reasons not to go there. I have tons of reasons not to go to muddlums countries….There almost the same. Mexico is much better than Nicaragua because more open minded but for the moment, I’m better here than anywhere else even of my stupid country which is Canada.About the US, I think it’s possible to find a good spot. Not the whole country sucks. I hope the borders will open one day soon. I would like to be home for the summer because I love my job…not the country.

  9. I was introduced to Dumaguete when I was in the US Navy in 1971. The University was there and their team beat us badly. I would love to return now and visit.

  10. I live in Dumaguete for almost a year now as of April 2020. A more realistic number is 1500 usd per month, you have to set money aside every month because there will be unexpected costs. Negative things about Dumaguete, pollution is bad and getting worse, it’s horrible. If you walk in nature there is always thrash everywhere as sorry to say Filipinos here just throw thrash like God will come pick it up, it’s weird. I am considering leaving……

    1. I am old enough to remember walking through the park or the national parks in the USA and seeing trash everywhere. Not littering only became cool in the 70s in the USA. Filipinos are no different than anyone else. The world is on a learning curve. The only difference is where people are on that curve. Thinking that one race is more defective than another race is an example of someone that has thoughts that are behind on the learning curve. Try to catch up Paul. I don’t mean that as an insult. I am honoring your capacity to learn. Best, Dan

  11. i like european food, cheese and german bratwurst, hahaha , not f… rice every day, can y buy that overthere? budget 1500 usd a month??’?

    1. Yes on food, and yes on $1500. You will need to hunt around and buy stuff when you see it. Store it at home. I list the p[laces in Dumaguete where I shop on the web page. Click “More Information” below this video and then click the “Food and Life” link on the web page. Best, Dan

    1. You should Chester. Make sure to check out all the things to do while you are here. There are vides of everything on the web page. Just click “More Information” below this video to get the videos of everything. Every video we make has a more information link below it to add value. Best, Dan

  12. 15 yrs old married to older men? Well, if Iโ€™m their parent thatโ€™s no no no. Iโ€™m a filipina I canโ€™t believe parents will tolerate it.

    1. I agree. But who is 15 years old in my video? Nobody. Qiang is 34. The guys I refer to in the video are with women in their 30s too. Isn’t it illegal to marry at 15 in the Philippines? Thanks for sharing your thoughts Geraldine. Best, Dan

  13. Enjoyed Dumaguete as well as siquijor as few years ago.The diving at apo island was the best I’ve ever seen.
    Apparently, Dumaguete was put on the western map when Forbes magazine did an article on the place-it then became western expat central.

    1. I’ve lived in the Philippines for over 4 years, 2 of that spent in Dumaguete and the quarantine was enforced so much harder here than in the US so ๐Ÿคท you do you bro.

    2. Why is that John? Can you articulate? I was thinking the opposite. People have been working hard all of their life and now they are trying to figure out how to retire when their assets are shrinking. Why stick around ‘home’ if it is the same old, same old, and it costs 2 or 3 times as much to stay home? Watch the below video and you’ll see what I mean. Thanks, Dan
      How to Retire Early: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgCozjiMu04&t=2s

  14. 9:48 Many expats with young girlfriends and wives 15 – 30 years younger than them . Strange , they never sought or could have had a similar relationship . With their own nationality in their home country . Yet , seemingly seek out and pursue women in the Philippines . Fooling themselves that the women genuinely ” love or care ” for them . It’s no doubt strictly a matter of financial security on their part . And I feel on the part of the expat , ego , lust , power and control . And when you become disabled or lost everything , you will also lose them in a heartbeat .

    1. Its all about timing. After living here a year and deciding you wan to live here happily ever after, you will be the expert answering this questions. Best, Dan

  15. ๐Ÿ“Œ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ผ:
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  16. My advice after living in many areas of the Philippines is DONT take the advice of someone who CANNOT pronounce the name of the city that they are talking about! I have lived in Dumaguette for 3 yrs and I promise you thatโ€™s itโ€™s an EXTREMELY OVERRATED place! There are many better places in the country.

    1. Thanks for sharing Bee. I wonder why people should follow someone that thinks where they live sucks when they keep living there after 3 years? Do you know how to leave? Love Dan

    2. that’s right im from bohol and i think we have also a beautiful and peaceful province, and regarding this pandemic covid19 still we have zero cases as far as i know.

  17. I think its worth knowing its become alot harder getting a drivers licens and opening a bank account in Ph as an expat. Most places it will require a 1 year visa (srrv or 13-a ) to get that. its not easy to get it on a tourist visa but in the smaller areas you can sometime get it. I believe you need to deposite $ 20 k to get a srrv vise if you are below 50 years of age and $ 50 k if you are above ( please correck me if im wrong )

    1. @Vagabond Awake Im aware you can extend your tourist visa up to 36 months I believe and just stay like that. My point is that if you want to get a bank account and a drivers license thay now in most banks and LTO want to see you have a ACR- card that says resident and not that tourist one to get that.

    1. Not filipino. But if you live in the girlfriends house rent free in a village with fruits, yes you can survive on 300 usd , bare minumum no vices…

    2. Vagabond Awake …for example: 10 years ago I had a poor girlfriend who could go to the public market and buy us food to prepare at home. Local cheap food. That alone cost 500 pesos a day.

    3. Vagabond Awake my friend, if you bring $300 USD a month to the Philippines you are going to die. Thatโ€™s 500 pesos a day. Less when you think about how much your visa will cost. Can you survive on that? I guess best if we ask Nono Buddie for a description of her plans for a foreigner with $300 a month? By the way, most foreigners agree we need at least $1000 a month.

  18. oh wow Ive made that mistake of buying familiar with home at places pike Robinsons and Hypermart, no wonder my bill went up fast. Dumagette I’ve heard so much about, it’s beautiful and has the “chill” vibe that I’d be happy to retire into. โ˜บ๏ธ

  19. Great video and solid information. I lived in Dumaguete for 2 months in 2017. In general all the internet in the Philippines is less than desirable. I understand they have fiber run since I have been there.

    1. We range from $800 per month to $1800 month depending on how quickly we move between cities and how much we eat out and restaurants, etc. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi John. the world is a beautiful place. I have been to 65 countries so far but only recommend 20 so far for retirement. Trust that your friend knows his own path, PH or not. Check out the 20 countries I recommend. Maybe he is meant for another country. VagabondBuddha.com Best, Dan

  20. Lol why is everyone a vegan these days? It’s like a cult and over time is very damaging to your system. You need animal protein…..#facts

    1. I am sure you have the right intentions, but you might want to read a few medical reports if you want to make love into your 80s mate. Best to you, Dan

  21. Your links dont work. Hi Daniel here doing the lockdown in northern Cebu. If transportation was moving we could go to Bantayan Island, Malapascua, Northern Negros, Panay or Leyte from where we are living in Bogo city Cebu. Its no expat haven but its a growing city๐Ÿ˜Šโค

    1. Which link Civil? Please past in a new message. I don’t always see the nested messages. Best, Dan The link below the video was workinf just now when I checked.

    1. Mexico is amazing. I have 20 reports on Mexico on VagabondBuddha.com. Some people can’t take the heat there in the wonter though. I don’t mind the heat. I just go into the colonial era mountain villages in the summer when in Mexico. Thanks for commenting. Best, Dan

  22. That SRRV is a scam. I lived there for a couple of years 6 years ago and I checked into it. It’s a scam. The scammer “ties” their link to the “Philembassy” site to make it “look legit! Don’t fall for it. One of my friend fell for it and lost $10,000. You don’t need to make a “deposit” to get your visa. You just need to know how to process it. I left the PI because I got tired of all the corrupt scam they have going. From what I heard, the scam is run by some retired Philippine military general! If you don’t believe, see if you can get your “deposit” back. I didn’t fall for it and I didn’t make any “deposit” and I was still able to get my visa.

    1. Please reword your comment. Otherwise I will delete it. I can’t allow you to accuse someone of criminal fraud when it didn’t happen to you. It is okay to recommend to people to not make a large deposit and to say you didn’t because that seems to be what happened to you. But I don’t know the laws on speech here and this may be unlawful speech, not all countries have the same laws on speech. I have met many people here that stay for years without making those deposits, so that seems to be true. Please delete the rest. Feel free to have the person who actually could not get their deposit back share here. Thanks for commenting, Dan

    1. Always great advice Paul. When you go to another country, be respectful. Be a good representative of your home country. Don’t belittle, condescend, or insult. Smile and be gracious, and be helpful. Thanks for commenting, Dan

  23. What people fail to mention is that a retirement visa is required to retire in the Philippines and they are NOT free. If you are under 50 years old, it will cost you $50,000 and if you are over 50, it will cost you $20,000.

    1. Thanks for sharing Brian. Three things come to mind. 1. I read the same thing online, but after being here and talking to American expats … very few of them have gotten retirement Visas (they just renew their Visa every 6 months for about $40 USA per month). 2. You may want to listen to more of the video because it covers this topic, 3. If you rather read than listen, click “More Infromation” below the link and read. It is in writing also. Best, Dan

  24. Lol. I live in thailand countryside and believe me what the locals eat is some bad shit. Greasy, salty, MSG, did I mention fatty?, and either bland or burn your mouth out. No, true local cuisine is not always a great thing although for sure it is cheap like the local gutrot whiskey.

  25. It irks me to the max for this guy again and again butchering the heck out of my now hometown name. Please learn how to properly pronounce the city name before giving any advice.

  26. Nice video and very informative. I wish you can at least say the name of the Dumaguete correctly. Anyways, I appreciate you making the video. I was there with my family before the corona virus outbreak. I would love to go back and see more of it.

    1. @Vagabond Awake I love travelling when I can around Asia.. I have so many on my list to check off.. I’m from Guam-USA, about 4 hrs from Manila by plane.

  27. Very good Dumaguete! More foreigner their ๐Ÿ‘when i been there 2011 but now i hear double or more than that..i love taht city..๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ im from iloilo..๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—best beaches and most Peacefull..๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  28. First thing I questioned in my mind was how do you live off of less than it cost to eat. Neat that was the first thing you brought up.

  29. I do not know why so many Expats go live in the Same City…the Philippines is so Big and alot better Places to Live. It Blows my Mind that people want to live in a City with so many Expats. Its like here in Mexico so many people want to live in Rosarito. Now it does not feel like Mexico anymore because there is so many American Restaurants

    1. This great advice. Would you like to share more thoughts with my audience David? Just come to Vagabond Buddha and click contact us under “More.” Thanks, Dan

    1. Yes you can. Very few expats here that I meet take the bank deposit route. Just keep renewing every 6 months. Just join of an expat page in the city you are interested and I am sure 10 expats there will answer 99 questions about it. Thanks for commenting. Dan

  30. I have heard a lot of good things about and the Philippines and was thinking of retirement there, but not with the $50,000 in the bank thing. Besides I do not want my money disappearing like some people say happened or they could not get their money when they tried to return to America.

  31. it wont stay this cheap though. Prices there have been going up the last 2 decades, by a lot. skyrocketing, And if you get really sick, is your US health insurance going to foot the bills there in the Phils?

  32. I’m American stranded in Cebu. I am going to Bohol to look around, but this video made me think not to move to fast. Panglao is very nice , but Dumaguete looks worth checking into

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