Davao City, Philippines
Davao City, Philippines
Davao City, Philippines

Davao, Philippines

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jan 12, 2016

Summary: With a population of 1.8 million, Davao is a coastal city (the 3rd most populous in the Philippines) with year-round daily highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. In this article, expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about the quality of healthcare in Davao, the lack of local job opportunities, the benefits of living in a subdivision and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Davao?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Davao, they said:

"The best is to have some work over internet from outside the country. It is more an investment country over here than a job finding country," remarked another expat living in Davao, 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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