Retire Early $900 Month Davao Philippines

๐Ÿ“Œ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ผ:

๐Ÿ– ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ:

๐•๐€๐†๐€๐๐Ž๐๐ƒ ๐€๐–๐€๐Š๐„ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฎ๐›๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐•๐š๐ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ง๐๐๐ฎ๐๐๐ก๐š.๐œ๐จ๐ฆ

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๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป ๐๐‹๐„๐€๐’๐„ ๐’๐”๐๐‚๐‘๐ˆ๐๐„ ๐“๐Ž ๐๐ˆ๐€๐๐† ๐‚๐‡๐€๐๐๐„๐‹๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐‡๐Ž๐๐Ž ๐•๐„๐๐“๐”๐‘๐„๐’ – ๐๐ˆ๐€๐๐† ๐‡๐”๐ˆ
๐Ÿ“น ๐™”๐™Š๐™๐™๐™๐˜ฝ๐™€ ๐˜พ๐™ƒ๐˜ผ๐™‰๐™‰๐™€๐™‡:
๐Ÿ“Œ ๐˜ฝ๐™‡๐™Š๐™‚ :
๐Ÿคณ๐™„๐™‰๐™Ž๐™๐˜ผ๐™‚๐™๐˜ผ๐™ˆ :
๐Ÿงถ ๐™๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™€๐˜ฝ๐™Š๐™Š๐™† ๐™‹๐˜ผ๐™‚๐™€:

๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’๐’๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’Œ๐’” ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’”๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’†๐’™๐’•๐’“๐’‚ ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’˜๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ ๐’–๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’Š๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‘ ๐’–๐’” ๐’Œ๐’†๐’†๐’‘ ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’–๐’Š๐’…๐’†๐’”.

โœˆ๏ธ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—™๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ป๐˜†๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ:

๐Ÿ› ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ป๐˜†๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ:

๐ŸฅŠ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ ๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ:
Viator Tours:

๐‘ป๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’Œ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’•๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ,

๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—”๐—–๐—ง ๐——๐—”๐—ก :

๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐— ๐—ข๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——๐—˜๐—ข๐—ฆ


  1. ๐Ÿ“Œ ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ผ:
    ๐Ÿ– ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ฑ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ:

  2. Yeah, if youโ€™re a vegetarian youโ€™re pretty much out of luck due to the Philippines being a โ€œmeat-centricโ€ culture as you pointed out. Sugar is big too. In Cebu, I couldnโ€™t find even one restaurant that offered non-sweetened iced tea… all pre-mixed. Diabetics are pretty much out of luck. Other than that, bigger cities offer slightly more variety. Davao struck me as kind of โ€œghettoโ€ when I was there. Loved Cebu and Dumaguete though, and no matter where you go in the Philippines, the people are incredible and friendly and the year-round weather is milder in the Philippines than in either Thailand or Cambodia. Itโ€™s more fun in the Philippines!

  3. Great, inspiring, knowledgeable, and historical content! Thank you!

    Iโ€™m downsizing and dream of a similar lifestyle. Wish I had a buddy to do it with! Any suggestions?

    Also, my preference are Latin American or Spanish speaking countries. Could you please tell me the top 5 countries/cities for this?! Mil gracias amigo.

    1. @Vagabond Awake Even when discussing the future it is all done in the present. Bernie unfortunately has a cult following of very stupid people just like the people that support Trump. I support anyone who is in favor of Universal basic income. The corporations and the rich support whoever gives them something. I wish the poor and working class were this smart but they are not. I want the most libertarian pro Capitalist candidate possible to become president. I want that Universal basic income. Capitalism can not exist without ubi. What we have now in the States is Oligarchy not Capitalism. I am all for the rich getting richer just as long as there is a Universal basic income for everyone else so that we can invest and travel more. Saludos

    2. @Dr. G. Moore I endorse whoever supports Ubi. Sanders is against Universal basic income. Universal basic income is my number one issue as freedom lover with passion to travel and work for myself. Whoever adopts ubi gets my vote. Saludos

    1. Thanks for the compliment Mark. But no courage involved. I slipped out the back door to conventional life. Now I could never go back. I am afraid I would get stuck again.

  4. Dan – Can you tell us how you are able to travel permanently without a real home? I found it hard mentally even to change my nesting instinct. Just wondering if you can share some tips on letting go of things. I am very attached to my music instruments and cooking utensils.

    1. Wow. Those are two things that are worth attaching to in my opinion. Cooking and making music. I travel with a few very basic cooking utensils but no musical instruments. I make food but only consume music. Before photos and art went digital I would have added those to the your two. I will try to do a video explaining away the other possessions soon. Thanks for the great ideas Mark.

  5. Great narrated overview of Davao. I had never considered this part of the Philippines, heard rumors that the Muslim population had clashes with the Catholic-Christian population of Davao, but you have opened my eyes with facts and love the rating system you use for various aspects of life there. Thank you !

    1. I have many Muslim friends around the world and I find them to be very nice people. I have found that no religion has a monopoly on pleasant people.

    1. Tell me more about you Philippe. What is your favorite place in the world so far? I will tell you about the cheap version of that place. Fair enough?

    1. Not sure. I wouldn’t rely on that level of specialization in smaller markets like this. You should consider bringing your own? Best, Dan

  6. That’s USD$900 or 695 pounds or AUD$1,363.
    The city is fairly safe but I would not venture outside-there’s a multitude of people (Abu sayf,ajun ajun,elements of ISIS and MIF) waiting for another western house guest.

    1. It was a lovely place. But we just left another island called Camiguin that we loved even more. Stayed tuned for Monday for video on that!

  7. I retired back in mid-2009 and moved to Davao City only two weeks after leaving my job. Davao City is a fairly safe place for foreigners. I married a Filipina so Visa was not a problem. I got an “I card” anyway and a Philippine driver’s license. The advice this vloger is giving is quite good but directed mostly for those not married to Filipino citizens and those that are just passing through. Davao City has a lot of pros and a number of cons that are mostly easy to navigate. The best of these pros is the weather, food, and safety. Davao City and its provinces are known in the Philippines as the breadbasket of the Philippines, and rightly so. The weather is liveable. It ranges from cool in the mornings to hot in the afternoons and cools down most evenings. Davao City is the home town of the Dueterte family. They have governed the city for many years now and highly value the safety of its citizens and visitors. So, you will see many people out even late at night, foreigners and locals. If you are someone that misses things you remember from back in your home country, you can find most if not all of it in Davao City, although you will pay more for those items. In my experience, when I craved those items, paying a bit more was well worth the extra cost. There is an S&R in Davao City. Costco attempted to set up shop in the Philippines, but the Philippines like Japan, are not favorable to foreign businesses so Costco partnered with Philippine investors and so there is S&R. When in S&R you are practically in your local Costco. The difference is the pricing of products. Same Kirkland products but at Whole Foods prices. For me, the downside of Davao City is the lack of upkeep of the infrastructure and the allowance of noise and smoke pollution. Many locals love karaoke and burning lawn debris and cooking with wood.
    I think if you are passing through on a very short visit, you might miss them but I really don’t know how but there are a lot of malls in Davao City and in some of the outlying towns. I think I have been to all of them in the five years I lived there. When I left there in mid-2013 there were 2 major SM malls, 3 G malls, and about 3 NCCC malls. Then there were a few other big malls like Abreeza and Victoria. If that isn’t enough mall and grocery shopping for you, there are smaller outlets for SM and NCCC and loads of smaller department stores. In fact, I think my letter-writing campaign to S&R before they came to Davao City was the rapid growth that was going on at the time in Davao City.

    Before moving back to the States, I had the opportunity to drive from Davao City in the Southern part of the Philippines all the way to Metro Manila (by way of two boat ferries) along the way. It was a great experience that I wish I could do again. Filipinos are great people. You may hear scary things about parts of the Philippines but let’s be honest, don’t you hear and know about those same places and people in your home country? If you know anything about traveling, you mush always know where you are going and where not to go. If you have the opportunity to visit or to live in Davao City, make sure you eat at least once at my favorite restaurant, Lachi’s and visit our favorite resort, Eden Nature Park and Resort.

  8. Great video, thanks….have you been to Tacloban City on Leyte? Does that have any appeal? I met a woman online who lives there and was thinking about visiting there as well as other places…

    1. @Vagabond Awake Yes we are told here thou USA Military base we have all the medical same as here. I was told in Subic bay the China owner the a USA Military base and hospital i dont believe that .

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