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Jacques Paillard

Living in Philippines, from France

"All expatriates in my company joined InterNations because it really helped me get accustomed to my new life in Manila. "

Adriana Rodrigues Zon

Living in Philippines, from Portugal

"The idea of getting to know other expats in Manila was very appealing to me, and I've greatly expanded my network in the Philippines. "

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in the Philippines

  • Join our community and get to know members of Philippines’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Filipino expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Manila, Cebu and many other regions

Our Expat Community in the Philippines Welcomes You!

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.

We are present not only in the Philippines, but worldwide including numerous countries in Asia & Oceania – for instance our chapter for Expatriates Qatar. You might also consider to stop by at our China Expat community during your next travel.

Our Support for Philippines Expatriates

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the Philippines Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in the Philippines, their partners and families.

Philippines Guide for Expats

Philippines Expat Guide

Expat Forum Philippines

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our Philippines expat forums.

Philippines Expat Forum

Philippines Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

Philippines Expat Events

Embark on Your Life as an Expat in the Philippines

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.

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The Network for Like-Minded Expatriates in the Philippines

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.

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