Cebu is undeniably the Philippines gateway to the south and a best place to live on. It’s geographical location in the heart of the ASEAN region and the Asia Pacific rim with an international port and an equally ready international airport. Cebu is poised to be the next Hong Kong and Singapore in the Southeast Asia.
If you are a returning Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), a Call Center agent in search for a career, or an Expat looking for his/her next home, dropping to this page signifies that you are looking into finding reasons why you should live in Cebu?
Directly we say, Cebu is the “Best Pace to Live, Work, Play and Learn”. Aside from the points mentioned above, here are the other facts that you should consider:
Living In Cebu is way affordable and cheap
Living in Cebu is relatively cheap compared to Metro Manila cities. A studio to stay costs around Php 10,000.00 in key areas in Metro Manila. While in Cebu, it is just around Php 6,000.00. You can even get a house for a price of Starbucks Coffee per day.
For meals, you can enjoy the bounty of the sea at relatively 40% or 50% the price of it being offered in Metro Manila.
For those who can’t live without internet, Cebu is 80% connection. You can also rely on your data for about 500MB of data per day for as low as Php 300.00 (USD 8.00). For Free Wifi, you can also get free wifi connection in leading malls (SM City Cebu and Ayala Center Cebu), hotels and B and B lobbies, at Mactan Cebu International Airport and even at the Domestic port.
Work Opportunities is Limitless
With the two flourishing Cebu IT park and Cebu Business Park, Cebu has been the center of Business Process Outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing in the south. Both BPO parks are now home to more than a hundred thousand jobs. With Mactan Newtown in place on top of the Mactan Economic Processing Zone ( 1 and 2) and other economic zones, Cebu has been also the prime choice of migration of talented and skilled Filipinos from Southern Cebu. Imagine: you can have BPO and KPO jobs (Cebu IT park and Cebu Business Park), high paying factory jobs (MEPZA, Mitsumi Danao), Construction and Engineering Jobs (Primary Structure and the likes, and even Ship building careers (attention Tsuneishi!). All you need to do is access Cebu’s leading job sites and send your resume.
If you have something that can change the world, you should start here. there are startup communities that can help you: TechTalks and The Tide Cebu to name a few.
Cebu Play Mode: Epic
It is interesting to note that you can escape your Cebu Condo in as little as minutes to go to your favorite resort or enjoy the view atop the mountains of Cebu. This is perhaps one of the most intersting thing that expats find Cebu too interesting too.
If you are up for a food trip, or if you are fond of historical visits, Cebu has its own culture to show off which is uniquely Cebuano.
Plus: Do you know that you can also get close encounter with a whale shark hours just hours away from the metropolis? Yes, I am talking about Whale Shark Watching in Oslob.
Unknown to many, Cebu is home to the first college and perhaps school in Asia Pacific – University of San Carlos. Aside from these, there are other leading universities and colleges in Cebu that are known to be one of the worlds best yet are so affordable.
Other forms of informal trainings are also available for grabs too ranging from interesting internships from leading developing agencies to accredited TESDA trainings.
These are just some of the institution reasons why more and more foreigners are opting for schooling in Cebu.
Cebu now is the fastest growing economy outside of Metro Manila of 4 million Filipinos with high literacy rate. No wonder, many western companies are opting for its movement to this island paradise where the mountains and the seas are just literally minutes away from the business of the office.