Retire to Cebu
Living in Cebu
You can afford a tropical retirement or temporary
adventure and keep the English language.
Living in Cebu, Philippines can provide a
relaxed island holiday lifestyle at a fraction of the US cost of
living. Many people are
currently considering retirement abroad to take advantage of reduced costs. Some people have dreamed of
living in a tropical paradise for at least part of their retirement. This is an ideal time to live an
adventure before resigning oneself to a more traditional retirement. The Philippines can offer all these cost savings and has the distinct advantage of
being the only English speaking country in Asia. Many westerners already call this
We are assembling an informational network of sites dedicated to helping all
those interested in retiring to the Philippines. Some of the sites will deal with retirement and others will
deal with daily living aspects. Asia is probably not for everyone, for others, it is a paradise. We are
here to help you decide if it is right for you and give you all the help we can.
The "Baby Boomer Generation" is currently retiring
and will be for the next 20 yrs. This generation has seen more drastic political, social, and technological
changes than any before it. If your idea of retirement does not include rocking chairs and bridge clubs, you
have come to the right place. You do not need to be retiring to enjoy this tropical playground and a retirement
visa is available as young as 35.
Although we are specializing in helping all those who are thinking of retiring in
the Cebu City area or just live in Cebu and enjoy life, our services are
available for all the Philippines. We are in the process of
hiring and training tour guides in all the major Visayan provinces in
order to insure the best possible local information available.
"Is it safe and
Cebu City has the lowest crime rate of any city in the Philippines and has been
voted the most livable city. A few sites promoting Cebu City claim they will tell you "all" the straight
facts about life here in Cebu, believe me they do not. It is not all rose petals and sunshine, it
is a thriving, bustling city that just happens to be very, very affordable and offers a wonderful lifestyle for
many. You can also live anywhere in Cebu Province or other Visayan provinces and utilize the convenience of
goods and services available in Cebu City.
"It's too expensive to travel that far..."
"Where would I live?"
There is abundant housing available in nice areas. We can help you find a
suitable place to live. If you are looking for a house, condo, or townhouse, we will steer you in the right
direction. You should consider a "try before you buy" approach to living in Cebu, rentals are cheap and let you
explore your environment before you make a major financial commitment. We have no affiliation
with any one person or developer and maintain neutrality in that respect. You can be assured that our
recommendations, good or bad, are completely objective.
"Could I do this on my own?"
The short answer is "yes". It will take some time to learn your way around and to become aware of the potential
pitfalls of living in a foreign country. I would say a person should plan on a minimum of 3-5 trips here, if
you are doing this on your own, before making a commitment. There is so much to see and do here that many
people tend to lose focus of their objectives and simply enjoy this tropical paradise. It is not too difficult
to retire to the Philippines but you must always remember, this is a poor country and many people are looking
to benefit, some honestly and some not so honest. Do not be discouraged from visiting, this is a beautiful
place with many wonderful people and offers low cost living as a bonus.
"I want to be able to visit my
Sure, the cost of living savings will
permit this easily. I have found that most family would rather visit you, though. Imagine the adventure of
children or grandchildren coming to the tropics to visit. There will be no shortage of friends and family
volunteers to visit your tropical paradise. When our friends and family visit, they usually stay
and prepare meals at our house, drastically reducing their holiday cost. Having a resident guide doesn't
Cebu City and Cebu province is a favorite destination of both foreigners and
Filipinos, alike. Culture, history, tropical paradise, and modern convenience are all
readily available in one place. The charm of the city and warmth of the Cebuano people is
irresistible. You will soon realize why the Filipino smile is admired and envied around the world. It
comes from the heart.
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