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Retire in Philippines

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 20, 2023

Summary: Retirees are attracted to the Philippines for its low cost of living, friendly locals, and beautiful beaches. The country also offers a wide range of activities and attractions, from hiking and diving to cultural experiences. The weather in the Philippines is generally warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from 75 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (24 to 32 degrees Celsius).

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What is it like to retire in Philippines?

"I just want to add that anyone who visits me near Laguna, but in Silang, Cavite, they have to visit Tagaytay with us. It is a touristy town, but small enough not to be too crowded. That term is relative, traffic can be hell on the main roads. I love the zoo, the parks, the shops, and got married at Estancia resort, a great place. Nowadays I run two restaurants near my house, and try to spend my free time in Quezon City which is a wonderful big city, known in some parts as Little Manila. QC is very popular for its jazz clubs and many sites, sports clubs and Aranetta Coliseum," said one retiree in living in Philippines.

"Recreation is great for me as I am a swimmer. Nightlife is mostly at Hot Legs bars which offer temptations which are not supportive of my fidelity to my wife. A night out is mostly people watching or a restaurant meal," explained a retiree in Prudential Village, Daliao, Davao City.

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