The cheap places to retire in the Philippines can match your simple-to-elegant retirement criteria. Some are the best places to retire around… and some are the best for Philippine holidays.
The inarguable essentials of retirement are… living cost, safety, health care provision, good weather and recreation. These needs determine which are the best or which are the cheap places to retire.
The best places to retire are not measures of cost, but rather of safety, health, weather and recreation. It is therefore costly. In contrast, the cheap places to retire are measured largely by cost… cheap cost that is.
As to which cheap places to retire fit your needs, depends a lot on the depth of your pocket. Would you come as a mere tourist, or are you considering business and investment in your travel? The pros and cons of a retirement home really demand discussion. And…
Necessarily, this page focuses on the cheap places to retire in the Philippines… the ones you may have to investigate.
A lot of the world’s best places to retire are found in the first world economies… the cheapest in the third world. One cheap place to retire or one of the cheapest is the Philippines which has a cost of living of $737-1777/month to sustain a simple-to-elegant retirement plan.
You may ask…
What about the best and the cheapest… if ever it is possible? By
no means, it is logically possible. Here is an interesting extract of a
report from www.numbeo.com in March 06, 2012...
The 8 Countries with the Cheapest Cost of Living, March 06, 2012
CPI – consumer price index (excluding rent)
RI – rent index
CPPRI – consumer price plus rent index
GI – groceries index
RPI – restaurants price index
LPPI – local purchasing power index (relative to wages)
New York is the base of comparison at 100% for each index. For example, if a destination has a consumer price index of 40, it means that destination’s average consumer prices are 60% less expensive than in New York City.
With the data above, it’s now apparent which is the Best and the Cheapest Retirement Destination in the World. The data lends objectivity… your choices for the cheap places to retire can go subjective though as far as your temperament dictates.
The Philippines has 80 provinces and 138 cities as of yet. Here is our list of…
Top Retirement Cities and Provinces in the Philippines
|The Top 20 Cities||The Top 20 Provinces|
|Cagayan de Oro City||Bulacan|
|Cebu City||Camarines Sur|
|Davao City||Davao (Norte/Sur/Oriental)|
|Dumaguete City||Ilocos Norte|
|Laoag City||Mindoro (Oriental/Occidental)|
|Legazpi City||Misamis Oriental|
|Lucena City||Negros Oriental|
|Metro Manila||Nueva Ecija|
|Puerto Prinsesa City||Quezon|
|Tacloban City||Surigao del Norte|
|San Fernando City||Zamboanga del Norte|
If you opt for the provinces, like living in Cebu, try to get used to Philippine music or original Pinoy music, because provincial Filipinos love it… it’s a good way to fuse with them. Meanwhile…
Here are several pictures of the Philippines’ cheap and best provincial retirement destinations…
|Quaint Boats of Boracay in laidback Aklan…
Source: traveljournals.net | Google images
|Calaruega Chapel in Nasugbu, Batangas…
Source: mozyholidays.com | Google images
|Hinagdanan Cave in the beautiful, enchanting Panglao Island of Bohol.
Source: etravelpilipinas.com | Google images
|Phillips Bukidnon… I grew up here. Those trees were small in the 60s.
Source: eazy traveler and Google images
|Imposing Plaridel Church in Bulacan…
Source: cmtungol and of Google images
|Lago del Rey man-made lake in Camarines Sur…
Source: etravelpilipinas.com | Google images
| Historic Oslob Church in Oslob Cebu province
|Botona Dahican Beach Resort in Davao Oriental
| Ilocos Norte - Our Lady of Fatima Church in Bacarra…
| Laguna - Quaint Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort…
| Mindoro Oriental - One of many Diving Scenes in the province.
| Misamis Oriental – Huge Divine Mercy Shrine in El Salvador.
| Negros Oriental - Pulang Bato Falls in Valencia.
| Nueva Ecija – Ricefield growing with new crop.
| Palawan - View over Bacuit Bay from El Nido Boutique & Artcafe.
| Pangasinan – Peek of Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos.
| Quezon – Copra making in the coconut country…
| Surigao del Norte – Surfing at Cloud 9 in Siargao island…
| Zambales – Anawangin Cove in San Antonio…
| Zamboanga del Norte – Great Dakak Park & Beach Resort…
Should you choose city living in the Philippines, try to learn Tagalog, the national tongue, in order to blend well with the locals… or even watch Tagalog movies. In the meantime…
Here are several pictures of the Philippines’ cheap and best city retirement destinations...
|Negros Museum imposing in Bacolod City…
Source: myphilippinelife.com | Google images
|Philippine Military Academy Cadets in Baguio City…
Source: harley palangchao @ flickr.com
|Batangas Provincial Capitol in Batangas City...
Source: ricobeach.com | Google images
|Butuan Real Estate is rising in Butuan City...
Source: butuantoday.tumblr.com | Google images
| The St. Agustine Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro City…
Source: libotero.com|Google images
|The busy International Port in Cebu City …
Source: httpcebuimage.blogspot.com .
|The Senior Citizens Park in Dagupan City…
|The beautiful People’s Park in Davao City …
|The Rizal Blvd by the sea at dusk in Dumaguete City…
Source: philippinetravel.ws|Google images
| A sleek view of Bonifacio Drive in Iloilo City…
|Imposing St. William the Hermit Cathedral in Laoag City…
| Water from the creek and Mayon Volcano in Legazpi City…
| Lucena City - Borawan Beach at Padre Burgos…
| Metro Manila – Another view of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
| Naga City – Rustic Panicuason Hot Springs Resort.
| Olongapo City – Imposing Subic Bay Freeport…
| Puerto Prinsesa City – Inside the 8.2 Km Underground River…
| Tacloban City – The imposing San Juanico Bridge…
| Tagaytay City – Kite flying at Tagaytay Picnic Grove…
| San Fernando City - San Fernando International Seaport…
Cheap places to retire in the Philippines can match your simple-to-elegant retirement criteria. Some are the best places to retire around… and some are the best for Philippine holidays, even business.
As you may have observed, the critical needs of retirement are… living cost, safety, health care provision, good weather and recreation. These needs determine which place is the best and the cheapest. So…
Convinced? Does retiring in the Philippines make sense to you?Just simply make up your mind and decide.
Come and SEE, LIVE OR INVEST IN THE PHILIPPINES.
Best Places To Retire for a related and extended discussion about the cheap places to retire in the Philippines.
Top 10 Travel Destinations for a related and extended discussion about the 10 best places to live in or retire in the Philippines.