Have you ever been to the Philippines? Ever thought about moving to the Philippines?
Now that we have stayed here for a couple of months, I believe the media just focuses on and exaggerates the worst side of things. Sure there is poverty in the country but that doesn’t stop them from enjoying their lives. Somehow, I believe people in the Philippines are happier than the people in the western world. I have noticed a huge distinction in big cities like Manila, and what we experienced in the provinces. If you plan to try and live in the Philippines or just travel you have to know the area you want to go to. This comes with a lot of research. When we stayed in Dumaguete we had the best time of our lives. Fast internet, cheap prices, friendly people and most of all. Paradise around every corner.
I know you say Jimmy you have INTERNET!? Yes, we had a 5.1 Mbps download and 3.2 Mbps upload. It was very surprising. There is a big difference in the locations you plan to stay or travel. If you’re looking for a cheap and local experience you need to avoid Boracay and El Nido. They are beautiful but its a lot different traveling there then it is really getting the local experience. Let us show you the exact prices and cost of living in Dumaguete (a small city on the southern part of Negros Oriental).
We hope these insights and price points help you truly understand how expensive it can be to live on one of the most beautiful islands in the world.