View of Taal Lake from Tagatay, Philippines
View of Taal Lake from Tagatay, Philippines
View of Taal Lake from Tagatay, Philippines

Retire in Philippines

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Retirees share their experiences living in Philippines. What are the challenges and rewards of retiring in Philippines?

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What is it like to retire in Philippines?

"Angeles City is the home of the former US Clark Air Force Base. There are many, many foreigners here and Americans are not in the majority. Angeles City is known as the Entertainment Capital of the Philippines and nightlife abounds. There are also very good golf facilities and other recreational opportunities," commented one retiree living in Angeles City, Philippines.

"Cebu has expats, great nightlife, tourism infrastructure, networking, you name it. It is an inexpensive destination that has a broad appeal to visitors. Many new hotels and retail outlets," explained one retiree living in Cebu City.

"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," said another retiree in living in Prudential Village, Daliao, Davao City, Philippines.

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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 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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