The New Apple Airpods Are Out. What Else Can Your P15,000 Buy?

( We can't help ourselves: we want those new Apple AirPods Pro real bad. Active noise cancellation? Check. Cool transparency mode for when you want to hear the rest of the world? Double check. Customizable fit? Trrriple check. Sweat and water resistant? Definitely. Kind of resembles a peashooter from Plants vs. Zombies? We can let that pass. Retails for around P14,990? Wait a minute, hold up. 

Sure, it hasn't hit the Philippine market just yet, but we've already started digging real deep into our wallets to prepare. Because our parents taught us well—and also because we don't want to get another sermon on saving money—we take a look at all the other things that cost nearly P15,000.

  • Kiddie party at a fast food chain. It doesn't necessarily have to be an entire program, but you could bring in at least 10 of your friends and enjoy all the fries, burgers, fried chicken, and ice cream you want.
  • Around 30 bowls of top-quality ramen, assuming each one is pegged at P500. That's one month's worth of noods!
  • Coffee every day for more than two months. Or, a fancy cup of coffee for a whole lot of people in one go, if you're feeling extra giving. 
  • Fancy buffet for around six people. Hotel buffets costs around P2,000 per person, so add the usual taxes and your P15,000 could get you a real special meal with loved ones.
  • Roundtrip airfare to Batanes, with check-in baggage to spare!
  • A weekend staycation at a nice Airbnb or hotel in the Metro.
  • A puppy or kitten, complete with all the papers and medical care your new furry friend needs for the first few months. 
  • Several sacks of rice, depending on what kind you like. 
  • Maybe even a big chunk of your insurance.
  • And, if you budget it well enough, rent and utilities for a household of around three people.

Or, of course, you could always invest in the new Apple Airpods Pro! 

Main image from Apple website.

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