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Expat Guide to Living in Cebu

Whether you're already living in Cebu or preparing to move to Cebu, our Expat Guide to Living in Philippines offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Cebu. For answers to specific questions, visit our Philippines Forum to talk with expats in Cebu.

Retirement in Cebu City, Philippines

An American who recently retired in Cebu, Philippines talks about finding a place to live, expat life in Cebu, the cost of living in the Philippines an much more.

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Cebu handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Cebu by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

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Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Cebu - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Cebu by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Cebu? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Cebu? Help others moving to Cebu by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Cebu with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Cebu, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Cebu. If you are already living in Cebu, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

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Retiring in Cebu Reports

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Cebu, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Cebu:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Cebu? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Cebu by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Cebu? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Cebu? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

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5-Tips-for-Expats-Living-in-the-Philippines5 Tips for Expats Living in the Philippines

Expats may share some gripes about living in the Philippines, but most agree that one thing makes up for all of the challenges. Can you guess what it is?
Expats may share some gripes about living in the Philippines, but most agree that one thing makes up for all of the challenges. Can you guess what it is?...

Expats-in-the-PhlippinesPros and Cons of Living in the Philippines

The Philippines attracts the interest of expats from all over the world - truly has a lot to offer for a variety of different people. However, it's also important to understand the pitfalls that can be avoided with appropriate homework and preparation.

The Philippines attracts the interest of expats from all over the world - truly has a lot to offer for a variety of different people. However, it's also important to understand the pitfalls that can ...

Moving-to-the-PhilippinesMoving to the Philippines: 7 Things to Know Before You Move to the Philippines

Expats moving to the Philippines join others that have moved there for work or a lower cost of living during retirement. It's critical to understand what the realities of living there are, but those that successfully make the adjustment believe it is a good place to live.

Expats moving to the Philippines join others that have moved there for work or a lower cost of living during retirement. It's critical to understand what the realities of living there are, but those ...

Retirement-In-Prudential-Village,-Daliao,-Davao-CityAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Prudential Village, Daliao, Davao City, Philippines

A Canadian married to a Filipina appreciates the low cost of living in the Philippines, the beautiful weather, the friendly people and that he can afford to live in a house that is a 5 minute walk to the beach. The poverty and bar scene bother him.

A Canadian married to a Filipina appreciates the low cost of living in the Philippines, the beautiful weather, the friendly people and that he can afford to live in a house that is a 5 minute walk to ...

Moving-To-IsabelAn Expat Talks about Moving to Isabel, Philippines

Here's a report that provides some insight into moving to the Philippines and important considerations regarding visas, housing, the health care system and more. The importance of homework is one of the points stressed by the report's author.

Here's a report that provides some insight into moving to the Philippines and important considerations regarding visas, housing, the health care system and more. The importance of homework is one of ...

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