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Moving to Philippines Guide

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: 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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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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Learn what members have to say about living in Philippines.

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Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Philippines on our Philippines forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

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An index of all of our site's Philippines information.

Contribute to Philippines Network Contribute
Help others in Philippines by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Philippines.

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Expats in Philippines offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Philippines.

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Expats in Philippines offer advice about healthcare in Philippines.

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The Philippines is known for its big cities, breathtakingly beautiful beaches, friendly Filipinos and low cost of living. Where are the best places to live in the Philippines? Expats, digital nomads and retirees share their favorite places to live.

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Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Philippines.

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Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Philippines.

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Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Philippines.

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Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Philippines.

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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.

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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!

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sergeyK
Mar 11, 2018 20:55

very interesting stuff. thanks for sharing your experience!

View of Taal Lake from Tagatay, Philippines

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Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
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Philippines GuidePhilippines Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Philippines.

Philippines Forum Philippines Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Philippines on our Philippines forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Philippines Index Philippines Index
An index of all of our site's Philippines information.

Contribute to Philippines Network Contribute
Help others in Philippines by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Philippines.

Expat Healthcare Advice in PhilippinesHealthcare & Health Insurance in Philippines

Expats in Philippines offer advice about healthcare, hospital visits, emergency rooms visits, finding a doctor and buying health insurance in Philippines.

Expat Talk about Healthcare Advice in PhilippinesMembers Talk about Healthcare & Health Insurance in Philippines

Expats in Philippines offer advice about healthcare in Philippines.

Best Places to Live in Philippines Best Places to Live in Philippines

The Philippines is known for its big cities, breathtakingly beautiful beaches, friendly Filipinos and low cost of living. Where are the best places to live in the Philippines? Expats, digital nomads and retirees share their favorite places to live.

Real Estate in PhilippinesReal Estate in Philippines

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Philippines.

Guide to Real Estate in PhilippinesGuide to Real Estate in Philippines

Advice for people renting and buying real estate in Philippines.

Pros Cons of Living in PhilippinesPros & Cons of Living in Philippines

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Philippines.

Cost of Living in PhilippinesCost of Living in Philippines

Digital Nomads & Expats offer insight into the cost of living in Philippines.

6-Best-Places-to-Live-in-The-Philippines6 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.

5-Great-Places-to-Retire-in-Asia5 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!

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