"Merchandise in the Philippines are Expensive" is a Lie

If you believe that groceries and other merchandise in the Philippines are expensive, then you are being fooled. Don’t be gullible.

When I was still abroad, I used to hear from my friends that the prices of different commodities in the Philippines are getting more expensive year after year. Well, that is inflation.

When I go back in the country, I discover that the ‘expensive’ notion was wrong. Philippine merchandise are actually cheaper compared to the price of similar goods in other countries.

In the Philippines, you can have a simple meal for only 15 pesos, which is only about 30 cents in U.S. dollar or about 45 cents in Brunei Dollar. You can also buy a fried banana snacks or cucur pisang in Malay for less than 10 pesos, which is less than 20 cents in U.S. dollar.

When you are in Hong Kong, your 10 pesos is only good for a piece of candy.

The 50 pieces regular size party balloon which is priced at about $8.00 in Brunei is only PhP. 90.00  in the Philippines. That is three times cheaper.

And most of all, my favorite art material which is crepe paper which is 70 cents in Brunei is only 8 pesos in the Philippines. The 70 cents Brunei money is about 24 pesos value. See the difference? 

And the most exciting truth for fashion lovers? You can buy some RTWs for as low as 50 pesos. No, it’s not ukay-ukay.

Thought there items that are slightly higher prices in the country and the prices of oil are indeed high, most merchandise are cheaper compared to some other countries.

Therefore, if you are planning to shop Christmas gifts for your family and friends, better do it in the Philippines and I am shopping that will really enjoy your shopping.

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