Cooking gas expense

@sunrisefan (17931)
Philippines
May 4, 2016 6:46am CST
I was exchanging comments with friends here after taking a quick shower (after finishing my plant-watering session) when my wife, who was cooking dinner, called out to me and said she was out of cooking gas. It was timely that I have bought an 11 kilogram tank of Petronas gas the other day at P630/tank (about $13.36 in today's exchange rate of 47.14 pesos to a dollar) so I was able to immediately replace the empty tank with a full one. A few months before, the cost of cooking gas reached as high as P890.00 per tank. The tankful of cooking gas lasted 2 months which would translate to an average daily cost of P10.50 ($0.2227). What about you? How much do you spend on cooking gas monthly?
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@ridingbet (53195)
• Philippines
5 May 16
our LPG is ought after every 4 months. we just boil water every morning for the thermos, and cook simple dishes; anyway we are only 3 at home. last year, a tank of 11 kgs was used in 6 months.
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Oh I thought our 2 months for a tank was already good enough but you broke our record, Ms. Ingrid hahaha!
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• Philippines
5 May 16
@sunrisefan i think it depends on how many people are out all day vs stay at home.
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
5 May 16
@hereandthere Yes, that's right and sometimes people also have a way of economizing on gas usage like cooking only in the morning and at noon or only in the morning and evening. those who cook in the morning and at noon already include the food for the evening in the noontime cooking. So it will only take a short time to warm the food in the evening.
@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Our cooking gas lasts for more than 2 months . That's because when we cook a dish for lunch , we do it in such a way that there will still be for dinner and just reheat it at the microwave . We use the rice cooker to cook the rice and airpot for hot water .
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
5 May 16
We do the same as you except for the airpot :)
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@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
5 May 16
@sunrisefan So you use the thermo or the hot water container ? Well, i like it to be that way too , so the hot water can be stored a longer time . But that is the way at the house .
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
5 May 16
@SIMPLYD No. We use the hot and cold water dispenser from Nature's Spring but I only put the hot water on 10 minutes before coffee time and turn it off after.
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
4 May 16
Here...499. Good for two.months if i am solo
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
4 May 16
That's quite a difference so it means they're pricing our gas here high.
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
4 May 16
@sunrisefan maybe. Or yours is sosyal. That is why
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
4 May 16
@Lucky15 Is there such a thing as "social" when it comes to cooking gas? I bought a Petronas gas. What trademark do you buy? Don't tell me it's stomach gas hahaha!
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@Missmwngi (10035)
• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May 16
It depends with the size of the tank here.smallest being around $17
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
5 May 16
If by smallelt you mean a 3-kilogram tank, then that would be costly. If that's the 11-kilogram tank, then that should just be alittle higher than ours.
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@Missmwngi (10035)
• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May 16
@sunrisefan That is for 12 kgs
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
5 May 16
@Missmwngi So that is priced just a very little over that of ours :)
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@skysnap (17817)
4 May 16
we have the prices raised too. the prices are raised by 5$ in my area.
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Oh, that's a big increase.
@skysnap (17817)
5 May 16
@sunrisefan yes and the worst part is there is used to be subsidy but with tax slabs the subsidy will be gone.
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
5 May 16
@skysnap It's good that you enjoyed some subsidy before. In our case, we never had any subsidy for gas.
@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
5 May 16
I'm very glad I don't have to pay for cooking gas where I live. The cost is included in my rental fee. :)
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Oh that's great! So you have only one bill to mind.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
5 May 16
@sunrisefan I have the rent and then my cable fee. And after that it's food and anything I need for my cat. Makes life a lot easier to have most of my housing needs under one bill. :)
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
6 May 16
@CRK109 Yes, that's right :)
@rina110383 (24134)
4 May 16
I don't cook. I buy my food at the canteen downstairs. We are not allowed to cook here in the dormitory.
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Well, it's for the safety of everyone that you're not allowed to cook in your dormitory. That's good.
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• Philippines
5 May 16
@sunrisefan as i mentioned to rina in another post, no cooking also helps minimize ants, cockroaches and mice.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 May 16
We used solane and it cost P790 per tank and we consume it more than 2 months.
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
4 May 16
That's a bit costly than our Petronas but overall, you still have a lower daily average cooking expense because the tank lasts you more than 2 months. Difference in prices must be due to transport costs.
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@ida123 (6267)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 May 16
@sunrisefan Exactly.
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@hereandthere (31166)
• Philippines
5 May 16
i'm in metro manila and i just had a tank of gasul delivered yesterday - 475 pesos only. our average consumption is 6 wks.
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
5 May 16
That's quite a difference with what we're paying here. I understand costs account for the pricing difference.
@PatZAnthony (12657)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
4 May 16
Everything where we live is electric-and everything is expensive. The difference for us is, we use the electricity FIRST then pay for it.
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
4 May 16
Using electricity for cooking is generally better and safer that using cooking gas. Using first and paying later is similar to the postpaid plans for mobile telecom companies.
@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
4 May 16
I really do not know because our gas is piped to our house. The government will keep track on our usage, and then send the bill to us. It is together with water and electricity, so the total bill usually cost more than S$130. Sometimes it can go as high as S$180. I think that is due to hot weather, and we switch on the air-con, and use more water to shower.
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
4 May 16
That's quite an expense indeed :)
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@Macarrosel (7572)
• Philippines
4 May 16
Our gas last for months depending on how many times we cook in a day.
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@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
4 May 16
Would that be more than 2 months?
@TheHorse (65976)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 May 16
I just pay whatever PG&E demands.
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@Bennkz03 (194)
• Zimbabwe
4 May 16
it quite reasonable here gas is for $2.5/kg
@sunrisefan (17931)
• Philippines
4 May 16
Ours would still be cheaper I guess because the 11-kilogram I bought at P630 would translate to $1.21/kg.
@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
5 May 16
My stove is electric and I just pay a bill every two months for all my electricity. It is very reasonable, in fact, we are supposed to have the best rates in Canada.
@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
4 May 16
I think we use 16kg tank of cooking gas almost every month, as we cook very often at home. 1 tank costs about USD$7.
@toniganzon (50006)
• Philippines
4 May 16
Now that i'm thinking about it, i have no idea...