I lived in a boarding house. A boarding house is like a transient house, the difference is the time. Transient house is good for a short stay while, a boarding house is for more than a month or years stay. From Makati, I transferred in the suburbs of Libertad, Pasay City. It is an ordinary boarding house, far from the luxury that I had in Makati. I had no choice, I have to move and take it if I want to cut short my expenses. In Makati, as bedspacer, the rent is 2,500.00 per month. That's the lowest rent. While, in Pasay, its 1,200.00 (pesos) a month. See the big difference?