Moving to The Philippines
Are you planning a move to Philippines? You will find a multi-ethnic and multicultural destination. The Philippines is a massive archipelago of more than 7,000 islands in Southeast Asia. The major island groupings are Mindanao in the south, the Visayas in central Philippines and Luzon in the north.
The climate is tropical, with approximately 20 typhoons a year, mostly during the monsoon season from June to November. Filipino is the official language, but English is widely spoken and expats should not have any difficulty in communicating with locals.
The Property situation if you are thinking of moving to The Philippines
Most expats prefer to rent property in the Philippines, rather than buy one. The cost of accommodation is generally inexpensive, especially in more rural areas. When looking for a suitable property, it would be wise to consider proximity to work and schooling. Most homes do not have air conditioning and many lack basic amenities, such as Western toilets. Many westerners will be able to afford a maid and a driver and accommodation may need to be provided for these employees.
The following real estate agent has a selection of properties for rent or sale: Property Portal
Schools if moving to The Philippines
Schooling in the Philippines suffers badly from under funding and will be well below anything on offer in the UK. Most expats will want their children to follow the curriculum of their home country and usually choose an international school, as most will offer the British National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Program.
Local Information if moving to The Philippines
When you first move to a new city finding your way round the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way.
Simply visit Tax & Banking Information
Travel if moving to The Philippines
The Philippines has a good public transport system. Both train and bus services cover most of the country. Although it is not recommended that expats travel by bus in the major cities due to over crowding. Most expats choose to employ a driver who will be experienced in driving in bad conditions, and on roads that are in bad repair.
Major airports in the Philippines include Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Clark International Airport in Angeles City, Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Cebu and Subic Bay International Airport in Subic Bay.
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Currency Conversion If Moving To The Philippines
The official currency in the Philippines is the Philippine Peso (PHP). One peso is equal to 100 centavos.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. foreign-exchange
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