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Moving to Manila - any Brits reading this?

Hello group,
I am a British lady, currently living in Nairobi, Kenya. I have also lived in several countries in the Middle East. My husband may have the opportunity to take a role in Manila, so I would really appreciated any insight on what to expect, and how it compares with life in the UK.

I would be grateful for any feedback on the following:

1) expat community - I won't be working and I have no kids, so I will need to find English-speaking friends and build a social life. How easy will that be?

2) Safety - will I be able to move around freely and safely, using public transport?

3) Cost of living - in comparison to the UK (housing, groceries, eating out etc)

Anything else I should be aware of!!

Many thanks to everyone who takes the time to reply - it's much appreciated.


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