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Coron, Philippines

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jul 02, 2023

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Coron, Philippines. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.

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What do I need to know about living in Coron?

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

"Expats considering retirement in Coron, should be aware of several key factors. Firstly, the cost of living is generally lower than in many Western countries, but it's important to budget carefully as prices can vary. English is widely spoken, making communication easier. The healthcare system in the Philippines is of a good standard, but it's advisable to have comprehensive health insurance. The climate in Coron is tropical, with a dry season from November to April and a wet season from May to October. It's important to be prepared for typhoons, which can occur during the wet season. The local culture is friendly and welcoming, with a strong sense of community. However, it's important to respect local customs and traditions. The Philippines has a relatively high crime rate, so it's important to take precautions to ensure personal safety. The country's infrastructure can be lacking in some areas, which can make travel difficult. It's also important to note that the Philippines has strict laws on drug use. The process of obtaining a retirement visa in the Philippines can be complex and time-consuming. It's advisable to seek legal advice before proceeding. The Philippines also has strict laws on property ownership, which can make buying a home challenging for expats. Finally, it's important to consider the potential for culture shock. Living in a new country can be a big adjustment, and it's important to be prepared for the challenges that may arise," wrote one member in Coron.

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Betsy Burlingame 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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