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Old 3rd October 2015, 08:07 PM
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We were wondering where are some good places to live in the Philippines? It would be two adults and a 10 year old. We want to live by the beach and also have close access to local markets. Good air quality. Clean. Internet access. And of course safe. Any feedback is appreciated!

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We were wondering where are some good places to live in the Philippines? It would be two adults and a 10 year old. We want to live by the beach and also have close access to local markets. Good air quality. Clean. Internet access. And of course safe. Any feedback is appreciated!
Anything approaching good internet rarely extends beyond the big cities. Safe is as safe as you make it and clean well it depends on what you are used to. Good air quality will require you to live well away from any major town or even road. Burning rubbish seems to be a national passtime in the Philippines. Out of interest are either of you a Philippine citizen or former citizen.

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This would be our first time in the philippines. We are both US citizens.

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This would be our first time in the philippines. We are both US citizens.
what is making you considering a move to the philippines?

the first thing I would recommend is you take a vacation there and see what your getting into.
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This would be our first time in the philippines. We are both US citizens.
The reason I asked is it make big difference regarding visas etc. Have you looked into this yet.
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My boyfriend is a business owner. We are looking to live a more simple life and travel. Philippines have some of the most beautiful beaches and we have researched the cost of living which is a big selling point. We are also considering Thailand and Ecuador...but leaning towards the philippines. My son would be homeschooled, so schooling isn't an issue.

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My boyfriend is a business owner. We are looking to live a more simple life and travel. Philippines have some of the most beautiful beaches and we have researched the cost of living which is a big selling point. We are also considering Thailand and Ecuador...but leaning towards the philippines. My son would be homeschooled, so schooling isn't an issue.
You all sound quite young, long-term visas could be very expensive. You need to find what suits your situation. A quota visa (type 13) only 50 per year are available from any one nationality. The SRRV I think is only available to over 35 year old and you would need to lodge $50,000 each in a Philippine bank. You need to do a bit of homework.
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We have been doing our research on visas as well. We plan to do business while there so that's another factor. I'm 29 and he's 45.

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