Low Cost of Living
Generally, the Philippines has a low cost of living but is not the most affordable compared to other countries in Southeast Asia. Even Big cities like Manila and Cebu, famous beaches like Boracay and Palawan are very affordable and offer plenty of different solutions.
Friendly English-speaking Locals
The Philippines is known for its hospitality, and their locals continue to pride themselves on that fact. You will find many friendly locals always willing to help whenever they can. Whether you’re asking for directions, looking for good places to eat, or need to call someone, they can direct you to the right place.
Most Filipinos can speak English, so you won’t have to worry about any language barriers!
The Internet Service
The biggest downside of the Philippines is its spotty Internet connection – something all digital nomads (all people, really) must have! You won’t get crazy fast WiFi connections everywhere, especially when you’re outside big cities.
That’s why you must do your research and select accommodation and coworking spaces that offer stable WiFi or, better yet, high-speed Internet. It is what we offer in our hub based in Cebu exchange Tower.
Cebu city is one of the largest cities in the Philippines with international direct flights thanks to its Mactan Airport as well as a hub for all domestic destinations. This city is centrally located, making it accessible to explore the entire Cebu Island or even the neighboring islands such as Negros or Bohol.
This City is very convenient for the digital nomad life. From here, you can find a lot of coworking spaces in the heart of the city or even head out to the beaches that offer coliving and coworking options. If you want the mix of the beach and city life, you’ll definitely enjoy Cebu!
Getting a Philippines Visa
Traveling to the Philippines is easier compared to other Southeast Asian countries. That said, it’s still crucial to meet all of the entry requirements the government established for a smooth arrival and departure.
Citizens from many countries don’t need to apply for a visa when arriving in the Philippines. There is a 30-day visa waiver for many Western countries. If you plan on staying for the long term, you’ll need to have an onward ticket. You will also need to prepare the following:
- A valid passport that doesn’t expire within six months beyond your stay
- Roundtrip flight itinerary
- Proof of accommodation
- IDs and other travel documents, if required
- Proof of financial means.
We can assist you in the preparation and the submission of all the documents to the Services of Immigration.
Coworking Spaces & Incubation solutions in the Philippines
We provide to you dedicated coworking spaces in our office located to Cebu Exchange Tower in IT Park including office desk, access to internet, photocopy, coffee.
We can also outsource the employment of your local staff, the payroll and social charges declaration,
We can provide to you a registered address of your company in our office,
We can assist you in the application of your visa in the Philippines,
We handle on your behalf all administrative duties, tax, accounting and audit compliances of your office thanks to its incubation platform.
We can customize incubation solutions to meet your specific requirements.
Opko Finance, an accounting and outsourcing services company based in Asia and managed by a French expatriate, helps Start up, SME, Entrepreneurs, subsidiaries of big companies to set up and develop their business in the best hubs in Asia and Middle East, faster and with fewer resources through outsourcing solutions in the Philippines.
For any information on the incubation ad Digital nomad in the Philippines, please contact our team to firstname.lastname@example.org.