What makes Dumaguete one of the best places in the world for the would-be retiree overseas?
In addition to her welcoming, friendly, English-speaking people, Dumaguete has a warm, tropical climate, meaning you can enjoy its world-class diving and snorkeling, whale and dolphin watching, and nature activities along the coast and in the mountains year-round. Medical care in Dumaguete is excellent and an absolute bargain compared with U.S. costs. Specialists charge about US$10 for a visit. In fact, Dumaguete is an incredibly low-cost place to live in general; a couple could live here comfortably on less than US$1,200 per month. In addition, the Philippines offers one of the best residency programs in the world.