Matagal na rin ako hindi umuuwi ng Pilipinas.. kaya tanong ko lang kung magkano na ba ang presyo ng pagkain para sa simple may pamilya sa probinsya.
Magkano na ba ang mga bilihing ito:
Kilo ng Bigas?
Kilo ng Manok?
Kilo ng Baboy?
Kilo ng gulay?
kilo ng mga panglahok like bawang/sibuyas?
Kilo ng isda?
kilo ng hipon or ibang seafoods.?
Sa isang buwan, magkano ba ang average na nagagastos ninyo para sa pagkain sa isang buwan para sa 5 katao?
Tanong lang po.. para sa isa kong kaibigan na nag iisip ng kanyang budget para sa pamilyang nasa pilipinas.. Ako po ay nag iisa kaya hindi ko malaman ang isasagot sa kanya kaya naisipan ko itanong ito dito sa VJ.
prices are soaring high out here. it might be a little helpful if we know what city your friend is from.
if she lives in key cities like cebu & davao, prices are likely higher compared to areas distal from the suburbs.
i'm from cebu, given the list above (and since i do most of the grocery), here's how each item approximately cost:RICE
it depends on what type of rice they prefer using. there's low-grade rice for 38 PHP per kilo (broken rice) and there's high grade rice like GANADOR @47 PHP, FANCY RICE for 52 PHP.CHICKEN
135 PHP per kilo.PORK MEAT
160 PHP per kilo (lean meat) but prices vary depending on what part of the pork you want.FISH AND SEAFOODS
depends on what type of fish or seafoods you'd wanna buy. some as cheap as 30 PHP per kilo and some as expensive as 200++ PHP per kilo.VEGETABLES
prices of vegetables has gone up since the typhoon Frank. imagine, a kilo of eggplant which used to cost only 40 PHP per kilo is now 70 PHP per kilo.SPICES
onions, which is a staple in almost all filipino dishes is sold in markets for 140 PHP. garlic is slightly cheaper so as with ginger.
if you'd ask how much she should spare for a month's sustenence (for 5 people), she has consider some factors like:
male tend to eat more since they have a more active lifestyle that females. if majority of the 5 are males, then she must have a little allowance for her budget.
teens eat more than elders or kids.
she has to consider what each members are "used to" eating, how often they eat, etc.
I would allot $225 for the 5 people, dont be a cheapskate (kirpot) and dont add just the minimum to get by for the people you want to support/give. $225 at a rate of Php45 per $1 would give them (Php10125)which is plenty and then some to live off. You are a USC living 45 times the rate in the province of the Philippines, so dont be a cheapsake, share your wealth to your love ones back home.
225 USD a month? hmm, you must be kidding right? i know you gys might think that with the current exchange rate of 1 USD=45 PHP, anyone with dollars is blessed..lol. seriously, kidding aside..225 USD would be enough if the family lives far from the city where i'm not so sure if prices are indeed cheaper or just the same, no students to cook baon everyday and a family with a very simple lifestyle.
and of course, the 225 USD should be excluding other expenses like electric bills, phone bills, water bills, internet bills, etc.
Edited by MJ3lasvegas, 08 September 2008 - 01:25 AM.