Interview of Steve Soke in Philippines Member of HoboTraveler.com
Andy has mentioned living on $500 - $1,000 a month a few times lately.
I am currently living very comfortably in the Philippines, by no measure at the bare minimum of needs only. My monthly budget for my wife and I, including rent, utilities, transportation, food, entertainment, visa renewals... everything except travel (like airfare) and savings, is 50,000 pesos ($1,070 at today's exchange rate). Can you live a nice life here cheaper? Yes, the friend of mine whose girlfriend introduced my wife and I, rents a studio apartment for them and they live on his $745 per month Social Security.