Moving to Angeles City, Philippines
Last updated on Apr 22, 2023
Summary: Many expats are attracted to Angeles City, Philippines due to its low cost of living, warm climate, and friendly locals. The city is also known for its vibrant nightlife, with a variety of bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Additionally, Angeles City is conveniently located near the capital city of Manila, making it easy to access the rest of the country. Before moving to Angeles City, it is important to be aware of the local culture and customs. Additionally, it is important to research the cost of living and housing options in the area. It is also important to be aware of the local laws and regulations, and to obtain the necessary visas and permits. Finally, it is important to have a plan for healthcare and medical insurance.
What do I need to know before moving to Angeles City?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Angeles City, they said:
"Do your research and trust your instincts because although locals seem helpful, they often have hidden agendas and you'll definitely pay more for everything than you should. There are loads of homes in safe sub-division areas that have an office with efficient staff who are governed by a strict board," replied a member in Angeles City.
"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 $150 a month for a somewhat worn but still comfortable American type home with 3 bedrooms and a single bath. People who pay much more than this are really overpaying. You can hire labor for about $4 a day so doing a little fix up work is really quite inexpensive. If you can't own it yourself you are better off renting. Do not trust your Filipina girl friend or even wife. I've seen several guys purchase homes in their wifes name and once the paperwork is completed the wife's attitude changes and the fellow is left outside with nothing. If you rent it's amazing how loyal a Filipina remains. A previous poster stated that the schools there were not too good. I would strongly disagree. For about $800 a year I send my daughter to a very good private school there and after her first year she spoke and could read and write English almost as good as I. I was truly amazed at how well she was educated. Six years old and she could read almost anything. Her writing lags behind her reading somewhat but she certainly can read quickly and her pronunciation is excellent. It's mostly at university level where the schools tend to fall off. Also there was a comment about the girls in the bars wearing numbers? I've been in AC for 15 years and a lot of that time I was in bars, never have I seen a girl wearing a "number" they do wear a government issued ID that shows they are at least 18 years of age and can legally work in the establishment. The numbers thing is in Thailand, not Angeles City, Philippines. The Philippines is a very poor country to you have to be streetwise and on your guard but it's not unlike living in most older US neighborhoods. Given the oportunity the filipinos will try to take advantage, as they themselves say "It's our culture". I like it there and where else in the world can you live quite comfortably on $300 a week and get by speaking English?," commented one expat who made the move to Angeles City.
How do I find a place to live in Angeles City?
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Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.
Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.
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- How do I find a place to live in Angeles City?
- What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Angeles City?
- What is the average cost of housing in Angeles City?
- Should I buy or rent a home in Angeles City?
- What should I pack when moving to Angeles City?
- What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Angeles City?
- What advice do you have for expats having a baby in Angeles City?
- What are healthcare services like in Angeles City?
- Is the cost of living in Angeles City high?
- Will I save money living in Angeles City?
- Why do people move to Angeles City?
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