philippine travel guides Knowing best Budget Plan for a 2019 Philippine Travel

Updated Ideal Budget to meet transportation, food, accommodation and living expenses

Comparing Price Rates with Neighboring Countries

Philippines generally have higher prices than many Southeast Asian countries, such as Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia. And there are varying factors that can affect the budget price you should prepare for travel.

Traveling between islands is quite inconvenient as well. You should ditch the usual buses, and go for ferries and small planes instead. That can help you cover longer distances easier. This factor also makes excursions much more expensive than other nearby countries, since you need to include ferry travel between islands in your calculations.

Considering accommodations, rooms are generally a little bit pricier than in many Southeast Asian countries. The good thing is, you can find decent and cozy rooms to stay for 10 euros all over the archipelago.

But aside from the two previous factors, prices of food and daily necessities are on the same rates with neighboring places. You can find convenience stores and groceries anywhere easily.

Simple Examples of Travel Budget in Philippines

Concept Price
Spain to Philippines International Flight 700 euros
Manila to Laoag Domestic Flight 85 euros
One Double Room Accommodation 15 euros
Price of a Main Dish in a Restaurant 2 euros
1 ½ liter of bottled water 80 pesos
Urban buses and jeepneys for transportation 20 pesos
Ferry Travel between Islands 20 euros
Safe for 3 weeks 65 euros
San Miguel Beer (Local Beer) 0.85 euros
1 Liter Diesel 0.60 euros
McDonald’s Big Mac 172 Pesos
Boat Day Trip to Island 25 euros
1 hour of Surfing Lesson 5 euros
Average budget per person 25 euros
Travel budget for a week 400 euros

Ideal Accommodation Budget in the Philippines

As mentioned earlier, accommodation is a little bit pricier in Philippines compared to other Southeast Asian countries. But you can find cheap double rooms at 10 euros a night in many places all over the country. You can also take advantage of package deals and promotions when available.

Transport Rate Average in Philippines

Jeepneys are the cheapest travel options available in the Philippines. These are public vehicles that go throughout a city, depending on their routes, which will only cost you less than a euro for a 2-hour travel.

However, it’s quite confusing to understand their way of advertising their route, and you should ride the correct jeepneys that will pass through your destination. Thus, it’s recommended to write your destination on a piece of paper, and show it to the driver before riding. That way, they can easily tell you if they can bring you to your destination or not.

If you want to go from one island to another, plane travel is your best choice. Yes, it’s quite more expensive than ferries, but plane is much faster. For example, you can book a round trip flight from Manila to Palawan for 50 euros, which only takes around 1 and a half hour of travel. Moreover, note to book your flight at least 2 weeks before your travel to enjoy lesser price rates. Finally, note that you need to pay airport terminal fees each time you’re going on a plane, which is about 5 to 10 euros.

And if you choose ferry travel, you need to prepare around 20 euros for nearby island travel. Also note that travel frequencies of ferries are limited, thus you need to plan your travel carefully beforehand. Moreover, traveling by ferries could take you few hours before arriving.

Food Prices in Philippines

There are many cheap food options in the country. For example, you can have a plate of rice with veggies and chicken for less than 1 euro. You can even find food stalls in the streets which offer dishes with quality comparable to restaurants. And you can find different food to suit your taste.

Seafood is also great in Philippines. You can buy a kilogram of tuna for less than 3 euros, and a half kilogram of prawns for less than 2 euros. That’s definitely economical and affordable for you. Of course, be sure to enjoy barbecue on the beach as you travel from one island to another.

Getting Visa to Enter the Philippines

Philippines can issue you a visa for free upon arrival. And this is valid for 30 days, without the need for you to process it.  You can pay 27 euros if you want to extend your stay to 59 days, or 54 euros for a multiple entry in 6 months. Finally, you can pay 81 euros if you want to enjoy Philippines to the fullest, since you can get a 1 year visa with multiple entries.

philippine travel guides people ask

How do you get around the Philippines?
How to Get Around the Philippines on Local Transport
Uber or GrabCar around Metro Manila. …
Walk inside the old Spanish-inspired cities. …
Ride on top of a Jeepney if you’re going north. …
Cross provinces with Deluxe Provincial Buses (with stewardess) …
Ride a ferry going to the islands. …
Hop on a tricycle if you’re in the rural areas. …
Fly with budget airlines.

Why Philippines is the best tourist destination?
Tourism is an important sector for Philippine economy. … The country is known for having its rich biodiversity as its main tourist attraction. Its beaches, heritage towns and monuments, mountains, rainforests, islands and diving spots are among the country’s most popular tourist destinations.

Is Philippines safe to travel?
Like many other countries, the Philippines has pockets where more violence tends to occurs and areas that are generally considered safe. … There is an active travel warning for the Philippines, but only for some regions. Most other parts of the nation are generally considered as safe as other places in Southeast Asia

Where is the best place to go in the Philippines?
Palawan. If you have the unfortunate dilemma of choosing only one place to visit in the Philippines, Palawan should be at the top of your list. …
Cebu. Marcos at Osmeña Peak, Cebu. …
Bohol. Sunrise at Bohol Chocolate Hills. …
Dumaguete & Negros Oriental. Siliman University, Dumaguete City. …
Surigao.
Cordillera Region Ifugao
Ilocos. …
Bicol.

How many days do you need in the Philippines?
While most of our guests stay for an average of 15-20 days, the shortest time we can recommend for a Philippine holiday is 7-10 days already including your day of arrival and departure.

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