will be easier to answer this question if the objective is clear. Do
you want to 'trade' in items from the Philippines? Or are you moving
If the answer is the former, there are quite a few items
which are cheaper in Philippines than in India. Mainly foodstuff. But
the cost of logistics and freight evens out with foodstuff trading from
If you are moving to the Philippines, rest assured that the
you will save more there than in Mumbai or Bangalore ( given the same
salary in USD). The cost of living for comparable standard of living is
much less there.
Even the manpower costs are lower in the
Philippines...which explains the mushrooming of outsourcing centers in
the last decade there.
Hope this helps. Help me help you by giving me more specific details of your enquiry. Cheers!