Kamusta, and welcome to the expat community in the Philippines! As part of InterNations, you can interact with other expats in the Philippines and all over the world. Whether you are planning to relocate to the Philippines or are already making the move right now, our experienced and private network of expats are ready to help you make your journey that bit easier. You may want to know the answers to questions like “what are the safest neighborhoods in Manila?”, “where are the best international schools in Davao?”, or “what is the healthcare system like in the Philippines?”. Whatever you need to know, our expat community in the Philippines will be more than happy to help answer your questions. They can give you tips, tricks and advice about making your move to the Philippines simple and stress-free. Based on their own experiences and knowledge, you will gain an invaluable insight into real expat life through the InterNations Community.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Qatar or China.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Philippines expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Philippines expat forums.
The Philippines is made up of a massive 7,000 islands and is located in the western Pacific. Defined by its huge cities, beautiful beaches, rice fields, volcanoes, and friendly locals, the Philippines has everything from beach paradise spots at Luzon and Mindanao to the sprawling, vast city of its capital Manila. Expats find the Philippines to be among the top five countries in the world in regard to personal happiness, according to our Expat Insider survey results. Expats also find it relatively easy to settle into the country and make friends and the country does well for families, too, with affordable and easily available childcare and education options for expat kids. The cost of living in the Philippines is also very low, which is extremely attractive to relocating expats. The destination is also very popular with retirees, and a large percentage of expats also relocated to the Philippines to be with their partner. However, infrastructure can be a problem in the country, with both underfunding and underinvestment issues.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Germany or Malaysia, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
By joining the expat community in the Philippines, you can be safe in the knowledge that all of your members have gone through a careful approval process prior to becoming a part of our growing community. Feel confident about meeting up with other expats in the Philippines by joining the various groups and attending the events held by the InterNations expat community. By browsing through the groups and events that are taking place, you are sure to find something of interest. There’s the Manila Culture Group, for instance, or you can try connecting with work colleagues and other like-minded expats through the Professional Networking Group in Manila. Don't stop enjoying yourself; keep up your interests and social life with InterNations and become part of a real community.