A tropical country like the Philippines is a great place to live especially for those who love white sand beaches, exotic food, nature trips and those who prefer the laid back and affordable lifestyle. The Philippines is composed of 7,107 islands and each boast of its own wonders, own culture and own lifestyle. Cebu is among the beautiful islands in the Visayas, it is nicknamed “The Queen City of the South” and many would agree that it is the best place for a family to live in. Yahoo Finance even mentioned it is a best place for foreigners to retire.
If you don’t believe us, we will give you Top 10 Reasons Why Cebu is The Best Place to Live in the Philippines. We can actually give you a lot more, but that would take an entire book to write.
1. Everywhere is within your reach
Hospitals, schools, restaurants, malls, offices, piers, airport, beaches, mountains. It takes less than an hour to get to them. The capital of Cebu province is Cebu City and even if you live outside Cebu City, you can still get to the places you want to go in 30 minutes or less.
2.Massive work opportunities
Major companies from all over the world are outsourcing in Cebu. AsiaTown IT Park and Ayala Business Center are among the places where you can go job hunting. You don’t even have to take long hours of commute to get there.
3. Affordable lifestyle
If you have been to Manila or other places in the country, you can tell that Cebu prices are lesser. The cost of living here is very affordable. You can already get a decent meal for $4.00. Schools and buying a condo are within the budget.
4. You can go on adventure any time!
Feel like going to the beach or getting away from the city this weekend? The beautiful white sand beaches takes at least 30 minutes drive if you’re outside the Mactan island. If you feel like swimming with the whale sharks, Oslob takes only 2 hour drive. That time is actually normal commute time going to school or office if you live in Manila.
5. Condominiums are sprouting everywhere
Plus they are very affordable too! Check our list of Cebu condos for sale.
6. Friendly atmosphere
The Cebuanos may sound like they are angry when they talk in their own dialect, but they are among the most helpful, friendly and hospitable like most Filipinos are. We treat our guests very well. Expats can attest to that and some of them have created their own blogs about their experiences living in Cebu.
7. Great to place to start a business
For both Filipinos and foreigners, you can use your saved up money to start a business here. Cebuanos always love to try something new. You won’t be surprise to see a lot of foreigners settling here and starting their own family and business.
8. Good education for your children
Cebu has prestigious and top universities all over the country. Schools from pre-school to high school are almost everywhere.
9. Great parties
Cebu has one of the grandest street party in the world, it happens every 2nd Sunday of January and everyone flies to Cebu to join the Sinulog festival.
10. Good food , art and music
Craving for Japanese, Mexican, Korean food? They are all over the city! If you want to get good tattoos, a lot of good artist offer their services at good rates, you always get value for your money. Most bands and performers say “if you can make it in Cebu, you can make it anywhere else!”. My nephew from Manila even comes here in January to watch his favorite bands because Cebu bands are quite competitive with the rest and you won’t have to travel far to see them all in one night.
Have we convinced you already? Come and live in our city. Check out our list of condos for sale.
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