Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines with Metro Cebu being the second-largest metropolitan area in the Philippines. Cebu is a First World city, yet it really is possible to live here for $1,000 a month. So how much does it cost to live in Cebu? Coming up I’ll show you what these budgets look like in IT Park and Cebu Business Park, two of Cebu’s most popular destinations for expats, retirees, and location-independent entrepreneurs.
There are several developments in Cebu which are considered “trendy” or “cool” and these are usually located near commercial centers and have easy access to everything. Cebu IT Park – has first-world standards like sidewalks, proper sized roads, coffee shops, restaurants, condos, and a new mall. Many employees in the IT Park area work at business processing companies and call centers servicing the United States and Europe. Workers are coming on and off of shifts around the clock so many restaurants are open 24hours a day. With this, there is a well-educated, group of English-speaking professionals in the area making it an easy place to make Filipino friends. Cebu Business Park (CBP) is home to several multinational businesses, residential condos, hotels, and the Ayala Center shopping mall, which draws 85,000 visitors on an average day. CBP is the single largest urban development project in the Philippines outside of Manila. Calyx Residences are located in the residential enclave of the Cebu Business Park, two blocks away from Ayala Center Mall it is home of Cebu’s first high-rise rooftop infinity swimming pool on the 28th floor offering a panoramic view of the channel, the city harbor and the mountains surrounding Cebu.
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