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Hi,

Is there anyone here living in Kalibo?

If so where do you recommend, avarage monthly apartment cost, cost of living and any particular area.

I am attracted to Kalibo because it has an airport, it's near to Boracay where I have friends, it has schools/colleges in case my g/f wants to study.

So it seems an attractive place to live.

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Why not Iloilo?

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Why not Iloilo?
Am researching any place. Just read a great article from a guy living in Kalibo.

Please tell me about Iloilo?

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When I lived in Boracay I had to go to Kalibo often, mainly to buy stuff for the house. Man it is a toilet of a place!

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I am originally from iloilo and still have family there so am a bit biased. It is the city of the island of Panay which Kalibo is part of. Lots of banks, airport and shipping connections, universities and decent hospitals and hotels. And malls! it is a short drive to beaches as well. So I think it is worth checking out

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Hi my friend.

Now please if you have time give me more info re Iloilo. Especially in relation to apartment rental costs, safety, general costs etc...........social life, any foreigners there and especially closeness to beaches and schools. Is Iloilo a province as distince from Aklan?

Appreciate more info my friend as I am compiling an info guide on comments here and another forum so that I get a picture of where to head to first to check out.

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Hi my friend.

Now please if you have time give me more info re Iloilo. Especially in relation to apartment rental costs, safety, general costs etc...........social life, any foreigners there and especially closeness to beaches and schools. Is Iloilo a province as distince from Aklan?

Appreciate more info my friend as I am compiling an info guide on comments here and another forum so that I get a picture of where to head to first to check out.

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Wrong person to ask as have never rented as stayed with family when i went back home. My best friend who is also married to a brit had rented for years but from her family so she had family rates. There are foreigners living in Iloilo or the surrounding provinces. Iloilo is a city and theres a saying that Ilonggos are pretty unassuming but must have a lot of money in the area as evidenced by the number or banks in the city. There are colleges or universities in Iloilo. Beaches are only a drive away as I grew up by the beach. If you look at the map you would see how close it is. Driving wise to boracay or kalibo we used to go there quite frequently as it is a 4 hr drive away from what i remember. Social life is what you make of it. My friend and her family are involved with the sailing club. There are various cafes and restaurants - thai, japanese more than what they have here in Anglesey, North Wales were i currently live! Cost of living depends on what you are used to. Definitely cheaper than Manila though.

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Wrong person to ask as have never rented as stayed with family when i went back home. My best friend who is also married to a brit had rented for years but from her family so she had family rates. There are foreigners living in Iloilo or the surrounding provinces. Iloilo is a city and theres a saying that Ilonggos are pretty unassuming but must have a lot of money in the area as evidenced by the number or banks in the city. There are colleges or universities in Iloilo. Beaches are only a drive away as I grew up by the beach. If you look at the map you would see how close it is. Driving wise to boracay or kalibo we used to go there quite frequently as it is a 4 hr drive away from what i remember. Social life is what you make of it. My friend and her family are involved with the sailing club. There are various cafes and restaurants - thai, japanese more than what they have here in Anglesey, North Wales were i currently live! Cost of living depends on what you are used to. Definitely cheaper than Manila though.
Thanks my friend. Deffo hafve a look at ILoilo. Am from Dublin. Spent a lot of time in North Wales back in 2004. Lovely place. Anyway am looking for nice relaxed quiet life in Phils. Am hoping to move there. Get a nice gaff, some music, TV and football, a local bar (not that I'll be on the piss every day), aplace to exercise by the sea, shopping, a place for my g/f to live and love and be happy together. ILoilo have moved up the charts this week.

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Hi,

Is there anyone here living in Kalibo?

If so where do you recommend, avarage monthly apartment cost, cost of living and any particular area.

I am attracted to Kalibo because it has an airport, it's near to Boracay where I have friends, it has schools/colleges in case my g/f wants to study.

So it seems an attractive place to live.

Regards

Pat
Hi Pat,

I am currently in Roxas City (and have been for the past 6 and 1/2 years), which is 85 klm west of Kalibo and intending to move to Kalibo in the next few months. I have been going to Kalibo 5 or 6 times a year for the past 6 years and know Kalibo quiet well.

I would think that P6,000 per month for a 2 bedroom apartment would be reasonable, and around Andagao is quite nice, Andagao is on the way to the airport, (but not far out) by the way the Bureau of Immigration have an office at Andagao, so visa issues or renewals are not a problem.

The airport is International, you can fly into Kalibo from both Singapore and Hong Kong, and there are many good colleges in Kalibo, along with good coffee shops and restaurants.

Travel to Boracay is easy, I use the Ceres Liner bus, air conditioned and terminates at the Caticlan ferry terminal. Same returning to Kalibo.

All in all, I like Kalibo, and have only ever had good experiences.

Cheers

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Hi Pete,

Thanks for the valuable information.

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