11 Best Places to Live in The Philippines

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: 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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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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