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Expat Guide to Living in Davao

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

Moving to Davao , Philippines

An expat in the Philippines talks about what it's like moving to Davao City. He wishes he had brought his golf clubs and shoes and left his scuba gear at home (no fish, no corals). He offers great advice about the pros and cons of typical types of expat housing.

Living in Davao, Philippines

An expat who has lived in Davao, Philippines for 10 years says that life in Davao revolves around socializing, eating, drinking and living a nice and happy life -- in and surrounded by nature. Although there is some work to be found in Davao, he explains that it's best to have remote Internet-based work from outside the country.

Culture Shock Report

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

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More Living in Davao Reports

What are people's priorities in Davao - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Davao:
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More Moving to Davao Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Davao? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Davao? Below are some of the responses from expats in Davao:
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 Davao with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Davao, 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 Davao. If you are already living in Davao, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

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 Davao by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby in Davao Reports

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Davao? Below are some of the reports from expats in Davao:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

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

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Culture-Shock-in-Santa-Rosa-City,--LagunaAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Santa Rosa City, Laguna, Philippines

An expat in Santa Rosa City, Philippines appreciates the friendliness of the people, close knit families, low crime and conservative morality of the locals. He finds that merchandise is mostly from China and of the poorest quality (the better products end up in the US!).

An expat in Santa Rosa City, Philippines appreciates the friendliness of the people, close knit families, low crime and conservative morality of the locals. He finds that merchandise is mostly from C...

Living-in-Surigao-CityAn Expat Discusses Living in Surigao City, Philippines

An expat living in Surigao City in the Philippines offers advice on the costs of living there, what the people are like and more.

An expat living in Surigao City in the Philippines offers advice on the costs of living there, what the people are like and more....

10 Tips for Living in The Philippines

Expats seem to unanimously agree that the best thing about living in the Philippines is the Filipino people. The cost of living is another thing to love. Expats share their tips and experiences living in The Philippines.

Expats seem to unanimously agree that the best thing about living in the Philippines is the Filipino people. The cost of living is another thing to love. Expats share their tips and experiences livi...

5 Great Places to Retire in Asia

We asked expats and searched our forums for recommendations about where to retire in Asia. We pinpointed countries with affordable costs of living and have five great retirement locations. Please add your recommendations in the comments section!

We asked expats and searched our forums for recommendations about where to retire in Asia. We pinpointed countries with affordable costs of living and have five great retirement locations. Please ad...

Expat Philippines: 6 Best Places to Live in The Philippines

With its low cost of living, beautiful beaches, bustling cities and hot climate, expats have been flocking to the Philippines for years. Here are six of the best places for expats to live in the Philippines.

With its low cost of living, beautiful beaches, bustling cities and hot climate, expats have been flocking to the Philippines for years. Here are six of the best places for expats to live in the Phil...

5 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?...

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