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It’s More Cheap In The Philippines

Cheap Flights + Cheap Hotels + Cheap Food =Good Time!

You’ll find some of the best deals on flights, hotels, and food here in the Philippines. Plus a nice exotic atmosphere to boot!  Save money by coming to the Philippines. Look at how much you can save by coming to the Philippines vs. Thailand!

Cheap Flights to the Philippines

Okay so now you’re hopefully convinced you want to travel to the Philippines but afraid you can’t afford the flight right? Wrong! If you plan ahead and research your options you can get here super cheap. Would you believe I only paid $250 to get from San Francisco CA to Manila in The Philippines? It’s true!

How did I do it? Through OneTravel.com

They also offer human travel agents although I’ve never used one of them.  This is by far the cheapest ticket I’ve ever gotten.  Thanks to Onetravel.com it was cheaper to fly to the other side of the world than across America.  I’ve used many different sites to go nearly around the world. You won’t get a cheaper ticket than on OneTravel.

Cheap Hotels & Resorts in the Philippines

Hotels

Hotels in the Philippines can range anywhere from $7usd per night to $200usd per night in a high end Manila hotel. I use CheapOAir to book most of my hotels. They have a price match guarantee and I’ve never had a problem with their service. They’re a great option if you are traveling to the Philippines on a budget! I stayed at the red planet in Cagayan de Oro for just $10 a night!

Resorts

Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa
Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa Boracay Philippine

The Philippines is home to some world class resorts.  Resorts tend a by nicer and more elaborate than hotels. They typically range from as low as $19usd a night at The Blue Crystal Beach Resort to as much as $470usd for Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa in Boracay.

Cheap Food in the Philippines

The food in the Philippines is tasty and inexpensive. When I go around the Philippines I always use TripAdvisor to find the tastiest food and the best deals. But honestly the best way to get cheap good food is just to have a local with you and get some good street food.

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One thought on “It’s More Cheap In The Philippines

  1. This is wrong. Based on my experience, Thailand is cheaper than the Philippines. Vietnam is even cheaper. Both lodging and food are more expensive in the Philippines. Yes, you can get cheap lodging. I stayed at a place in Batad for $10/night. But that’s not going to be what you’ll normally find. For example, the lodge you cite as being $19 in your article (Blue Crystal) shows up as $40 when I click on the link. I’d say the norm for an air conditioned hotel is more like $25-30/night. You can get them for cheaper in Thailand.

    Next, lets talk about food. You can get cheap food in the Philippines if you’re willing to go to calinderias or try street food. But a lot of Filipino food is not appealing to the average westerner. The big drawback though is the food preparation. I like a lot of Filipino food, but I’ll often pass on most calinderias. Often they prepare dishes earlier in the day, and leave them sitting out for the rest of the day. Many times for the flies and elements to get at them first. For the average expat in Manila, the cheapest food they’re likely going to eat outside is at the inasal or other chain restaurants, and that’ll come in around $2-3. Compare this to Thailand, which has many freshly made delicious meals you can get for around $1.

    I will also say that transportation is better in Thailand. Grab is around the same price, but the big factor is the BTS skytrain if we’re talking Bangkok. The BTS covers most of the points of interest for the city and operates efficiently. Compare this to the metro system in the Philippines, which is either overcapacity (MRT3), or serves a corridor where you likely don’t live (LRT2).

    Don’t get me wrong, I still think the Philippines is a better place to live. But if you’re going to argue that cost if one of the reasons to consider Philippines over Thailand, I’d argue the opposite. The main advantage regarding cost Philippines has over Thailand is down to easier visa issues, in my opinion.

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