I received an e-mail from Rick Smith about some local prices that he found out about. I’m going to copy/paste that here, but I will correct any spelling errors and as many grammatical errors as I can find.——————————————————– Some pricing in Calbayog and the area, apartment rental, 2 bedroom,1 cr, type P5000 – P7500 per month, Cable P285 – P300 a month, Water billings min charge P287 a month just for having water more if you use more of course, typically family of 2-3 will run the min, each month. Electric deeply depends on needs and usages your personal comfort levels, For us air con most the day, a fan all night, refrig,tv,2 pc on all day we average P4900, a month depends on family visits and heat of the nights can be a lot higher lowest has been just under P3000 a month. Internet through Globe P995 a month and I think PLDT, DSL is near that or a touch higher if available in your area, I got the 2 Mb service. Food items Local bakeries are on about every street so fresh baked goods not hard to find shop around till you find the items that taste best to you, Loaf of sliced bread P65- 75, 30 eggs, because the size of the egg cradle we have 30 count is P150, No gallons or half gallons of milk here but a one liter box of milk about P89, 1 kilo raw sugar P45, white refined sugar about P52a kilo, multitudes of small plastic bags of spices and seasonings available mostly about P15-P20 each. Meats: Manok, chicken, can range P115- P145 per kilo depending on size and location of course, several roasted chicken stands abound here running from P120- P160 for a rotisserie roasted fresh chicken and its size. Lechon Baboy, roasted pigs can range P2000 for just bigger than a suckling pig to P6000 for a 60 kilo live pig, butchering and roasting can be done for P750 more delivered to your home on a long bamboo pole still steaming and dripping juices. You can also find places that will cook you glazed hams mostly in the P800 per kilo range. Ground Pork about P198, Pork tenderloins P299 a kilo. Fresh daily seafood: Shrimp P300 per kilo in the medium to large size the extremely large Sugpo, can run P400 a kilo but you might only get 10-12 Sugpo, per kilo then. Lapu-Lapu or grouper fish, P300 per kilo, Tilapia P140 per kilo, Best to buy early as the fish is brought in daily and not packed on ice all day long as back in the states and not refrigerated. —————————————————————
Well, well, well, no spelling errors. Since there were none, I didn’t even bother to check for grammar. I did notice that he says bread is P65-P70. He must be talking about the good bread. You can get a loaf of bread at the bakeries for as low as P20, but those are small loafs. A regular Filipina style loaf of bread is around P30. Of course the bread that I normally eat cost P62 last time I checked.
I’ll have some additional prices for things in the area soon. It’s on my list of things to do, but I have to wait until Holy Week is over because the businesses are closed.