Coming Home to Manila: A Guide for Expats Settling in Makati


People move from one place to another for different reasons. In the Philippines, for example, people relocate from across the archipelago for better opportunities in the National Capital Region. More than the local populations, more expatriates are flocking to the Philippines because of all the opportunities opening up in the country. Makati City, perhaps the most developed of all cities in Metro Manila, hosts the biggest economic hub and also one of, if not the biggest population of expats. says condos and houses for sale in communities like Salcedo, Legaspi, or Dasmarinas Villages are perfect for expats looking to settle in the country. Here’s what those migrating to the Philippines from abroad can look forward to:


Economic and Employment

More foreign businesses are opening shop in Manila. Aside from boosting employment opportunities for the local workforce, these companies also often hire foreign talent. This is good news for expats who have made the decision to stay and are looking for a new job. For expats establishing their own business, being in a commercial hub like Makati means more potential customers.

Academic Purposes

All of Manila is seeing the effects of an improved economy and rapid globalization. Other than business, more expats are also coming to Manila for an education in one of the country’s premiere institutions like the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, and the Asian Institute of Management. These schools are all within the Metro Manila area, making a home in the central city that is Makati perfect for expatriates looking to further their education in the Philippines.

Like every decision in life, settling in Makati has its advantages and disadvantages. For foreigners making the big move to another city, country even, the decision is even bigger. Think things through carefully before going ahead with your plans.

About Eleanor Sharp
Eleanor Sharp is the author of AGSE Law. As a paralegal, she has worked with attorneys in many fields to ensure their clients get the best advice and representation. She is passionate about helping people understand the complexities of the legal system so they can make better decisions for themselves. Eleanor loves reading, travel, and spending time with her family. She hopes her articles will help others navigate life’s legal intricacies with confidence.

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