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Where should I setup a bank account in Puerto Princesa City?

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We asked expats in Puerto Princesa City what banks they use and there advice about banking. They advised...

"Before retiring in Puerto Princesa City, expats should know that the cost of living is relatively low compared to Western countries, but it is one of the more expensive cities within the Philippines. The city is known for its cleanliness and natural beauty, including the famous Underground River, so it's ideal for nature lovers. English is widely spoken in Puerto Princesa, making it easier for expats to communicate. However, learning some basic Tagalog phrases can be beneficial. Healthcare facilities in Puerto Princesa are adequate for minor health issues, but for serious conditions, you may need to travel to Manila. It's recommended to have comprehensive health insurance that covers medical evacuation. The city has a tropical climate, with a dry season from November to May and a wet season from June to October. Expats should be prepared for high humidity and occasional typhoons. Expats should also be aware of the visa requirements for retiring in the Philippines. The Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV) is a popular option, which requires a deposit into a Philippine bank and comes with certain benefits. The crime rate in Puerto Princesa is relatively low, but expats should still take standard precautions to protect their safety and belongings. The city offers a mix of local markets and western-style shopping malls, providing a range of options for groceries and other goods. Public transportation is readily available, including tricycles, jeepneys, and vans, but traffic can be heavy at times. Finally, expats should understand that while Puerto Princesa offers many modern conveniences, it is still a developing city and certain luxuries may not be available. Patience and flexibility are key when adjusting to life in the Philippines," remarked another expat who made the move to Puerto Princesa City, Philippines.

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