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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. (Read More)

Moving to Angeles City, Philippines

An expat in Angeles City, Philippines advises others moving to the Philippines to do your research and be wary of locals with hidden agendas. She found a home in a lovely sub-division that cost a mere $180 per month, which is a fraction of what she used to pay in Germany. (Read More)

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. (Read More)

Moving to Valenzuela City, Philippines

An expat in Valensuela City, Philippines says to do your research and visit various areas before you commit to one location. Look for schools, medical and grocery store locations that are fairly close to where you live. (Read More)

Moving to Angeles City, Philippines

Another expat in Angeles City advised, "There have been some tremendous price increases in real estate over the past few years. The old Clark Air Force base is a busy international airport, growing in flights annually. You can still find some real bargains to both rent and purchase. Most of the people I know rent and few pay more than $15" (Read More)

Moving to Angeles City, Philippines

An expat living in Angeles City commented, "I would tell a person considering a move to the Philippines and up to Clark to pay close attention during the look-see trip. If you are going to be assigned to this area, go out on Field's Avenue and experience the life there. It is not something that everyone can come to terms with. Seeing young" (Read More)

Moving to Guimaras, Philippines

An expat in Guimaras wrote, "Brace yourself for endemic poverty and filth, poor infrastructure and noise and humidity.

Personally, I would avoid most city environments except, perhaps, gated compounds." (Read More)

Moving to Manila, Philippines

Another expat in Manila advised, "Don't be scared to move to Manila. It is not nearly as scary as people would have you believe. I am more scared wandering around deserted Sydney streets at night than in Manila.

Of course be sensible. Dress modestly, don't wear expensive jewellery or watches etc. Look out for pickpockets on " (Read More)

Moving to Manila, Philippines

An expat living in Manila commented, "Don't move in now unless you have a good contract stating details about deteriorating security.

Move into Alabang since there is a brand new hospital. Prepare to pay for everything while in hospital. American style. No pay, no treatment." (Read More)

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7-Things-to-Know-Before-You-Move-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 ...

Moving-To-PhilippinesExpats Talk about What it's Like Moving to Philippines

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6-Best-Places-to-Live-in-The-PhilippinesExpat 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...

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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.

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.

Pros-and-Cons-of-Living-in-the-PhilippinesPros 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.

7-Things-to-Know-Before-You-Move-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.

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7-Things-to-Know-Before-You-Move-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 ...

Moving-To-PhilippinesExpats Talk about What it's Like Moving to Philippines

Already living abroad? Write a report about moving overseas to help people preparing to move abroad.

6-Best-Places-to-Live-in-The-PhilippinesExpat 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...

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