The Best Places For Foreign Retirement In The Philippines

Nancy B. Alston

What are the best places for foreign retirement in the Philippines? It’s a no-brainer when you decide to retire in the Pearl of the Orient Seas. There are thousands of islands to choose from to settle in on your golden years. The Philippines offers vast opportunities for you to enjoy your retirement considering that there are hundreds of gorgeous beaches, bustling metropolises and upland communities evenly located all throughout the country. Whatever your lifestyle is, there’s a place for you in the Philippines, along with your taking into account the availability of basic necessities, the cost of living and the overall atmosphere for your retirement. Here is a list of the best places for foreign retirement in the Philippines:

Imus, Cavite

  • If you want to build a life in a quiet suburban area near Metro Manila, you can choose Imus, Cavite. Imus, Cavite is located 19 kms south of the Philippine capital city. You can enjoy the conveniences of Metro Manila if you retire in Imus. It doesn’t lack the amenities of a comfortable lifestyle. Imus became a city in 2012, and currently it is home to 14 commercial centers. Life is balanced in this city because even though it is very urbanized, it still holds a provincial charm. There are upcoming residential developments by Megaworld, Vista Land and Ayala Land in Imus, that’s why you can easily find a luxurious and comfortable abode in this area. For as low as P4,000 as starting range, you can rent a two-bedroom townhouse already, and starting at P13,000, you can live in a three-bedroom house and lot. You can manage your health needs accordingly, too, because there are five hospitals in the area.

Bacoor, Cavite

  • Many residents of Bacoor are employees who commute to and from Metro Manila. Bacoor used to be a mainly agricultural economy, but now it is transitioning into a town that’s bustling with residential and commercial developments. Property developers are in fact keen about developing projects in areas like Bacoor that are foreseen to become the southern terminus of the Metro Manila Light Rail Transit System in the future. The Cavite-Laguna expressway will include some parts of Bacoor as its route as well, and it will make traveling to Laguna very convenient. You can enjoy shopping in Bacoor because several shopping centers are located in the town. There are a number of resorts to visit where you can relax and have a good time. Have fun during Bacoor’s festival and satiate your intellectual appetite while stopping over the town’s cultural landmarks. You’ll find Bacoor an ideal place for your retirement because you can unwind in its laidback, rural environment yet it is close to the busy and active city of Manila. You can rent a three-bedroom house for P6,500 (starting price), or a house in Avida for P25,000.

Tagaytay City

  • Tagaytay City is a widely-known tourist destination and an ideal place for your retirement. You’ll be comfortable with its cool climate. Tagaytay is of a short distance from Manila, but far enough for you to enjoy the peace and quiet of a laid back setting. While in the area, you’ll be happy to have a glimpse of the spectacular Taal Lake and Volcano. Tagaytay is a famous vacation spot in the Philippines, that’s why it is somewhat costly to stay there, but fresh produce from nearby Cavite is being dropped off here and they are very cheap. Take a trip to the sandy beaches of Nasugbu if you want to have a sunny experience.

It’s more fun in the Philippines, including retirement, and these are some of the best places for foreign retirement in the Philippines.

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