No not saying you are wrong..I was just curious your reasons
I had seen that question discussed many times on that site, and the general idea was that you could live on 2K a month but not the same kind of lifestyle you live here
I have heard many ex-pats that live there say you can live on a good bit less if you live very frugal
I.E No Air Con, Lots of dried Fish and rice.. No luxuries
Honestly I have no clue, but am looking into moving there
Biggest thing with living in the Phils is "where", if you want a condo/house in the cities then it will be spendy. Manila/Makati is as expensive living as being in the USA; housing and food for sure are right up there, and I hate the traffic...
We are looking at wintering in the Phils at some point, but if we get real serious we will have to find a place that is a little more relaxed without being out in the provinces. My wife is from Taguig and she owns land there, which is just outside of Makati and even that is way too busy for me.
I know a few couples that have lived there, both just came back to the states recently. One was working in the Phils so making it on $2000 was not what he was doing, he had a big house, housekeeper ++, the other is retired but wanted to come back to the states.