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What do I need to know before moving to Bohol Island?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Bohol Island, they said...

"Expats moving to Bohol Island should be aware of the cost of living, which is generally lower than in Western countries, but may vary depending on the area and lifestyle choices. They should also familiarize themselves with the local culture, customs, and etiquette, as well as the official language, Filipino, and the widely spoken language, English. Healthcare facilities in Bohol may not be as advanced as those in larger cities, so expats should consider obtaining comprehensive health insurance and be prepared to travel to nearby cities for specialized medical care. It is also important to be aware of the tropical climate, which can be hot and humid, and to take necessary precautions against mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever and malaria. Expats should research the different types of accommodation available, from apartments to houses, and consider factors such as proximity to amenities, safety, and transportation options. They should also be prepared to negotiate rental prices and be aware of potential scams when searching for a place to live. Transportation options on Bohol Island include buses, jeepneys, tricycles, and taxis, but expats may also consider renting or purchasing a motorbike or car for greater convenience. It is important to familiarize oneself with local traffic rules and regulations, as well as the quality of roads and infrastructure. Expats should also be aware of the safety and security situation on Bohol Island, which is generally safe but can be prone to petty crime and occasional natural disasters such as typhoons and earthquakes. It is important to stay informed about local news and developments and to take necessary precautions to ensure personal safety. Finally, expats should take the time to explore the beautiful natural attractions and rich cultural heritage of Bohol Island, from its famous Chocolate Hills to its pristine beaches and historic churches. This will not only enrich their experience but also help them integrate into the local community and make the most of their time on the island," wrote a member who made the move to Bohol Island, Philippines.

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