Living As An Expat in Angeles City
Living as an expat in Angeles City has been a popular thing for many retired Americans to do over the years. Many of them are ex-military and got a taste of the city when they were in uniform.
Of course by that we mean they got a taste of the great nightlife available in Angeles City, but this post isn’t about that. If you want to read more about the nightlife then click this link.
This post is more about what your day to day life would be like if you were going to join the many other expats living in Angeles City. What is the cost of living like? What type of food is available? Is it a modern city? Is there anything to do other than the nightlife?
Well we will cover all of that, and to try and to make it a glass half full post we always like to start with the positives.
Positives of Being an Angeles City Expat
We know we said that this post wasn’t supposed to be about the nightlife but without the girls there probably wouldn’t be any reason for expats to live here. Like in many places around the world a ‘red light district’ of sorts opened up near a major army base, well in this case it is near the US Air Force base in Clark.
Fields Avenue is filled with girly bars and now it isn’t only military guys that go there, it is also tourists and expats alike. The military guys liked to call the Filipinas ‘lbfm’s’ for ‘little brown fucking machines’ because they are quite horny and can go at it all night.
That is definitely your main reason to become an expat in Angeles City. There are so many available girls, the prices are right, and they are very sweet. If you haven’t been with a Filipina you just wouldn’t understand.
The cost of living is definitely a big plus for Angeles. You can easily find an apartment for under $400, and if you don’t mind living a bit away from Fields you can get one even cheaper then that.
Rent a hotel on Fields off Agoda when you first arrive and find an apartment long term on foot. There are quite a few places to look, you can try in ‘Friendship’ or you could try over by Marquee Mall.
Not only is rent cheap but so is food. With so many expats and tourists here there is a wide variety of western food and it is all reasonably priced. You can probably find the best food selection in the Philippines here and most meals top out at $5-$6.
The city is pretty small, at least the parts expats go to so you don’t have to worry about traffic or anything like that. You could rent a motorbike or just pay a trike to take you around for a dollar or two.
There is also a new hospital here so if you are reaching retirement age and need good medical assistance you can get it now. Also the visas in the Philippines are very easy so you don’t have to worry about too much hassle from them.
Negatives of Being an Angeles City Expat
Well, outside of the nightlife and the two malls there just isn’t much going on in this town. It being small with no traffic is good in a way, but there is just nothing to do here but sit in a bar and drink.
That isn’t a terrible way to go through life, particularly when you can have a cute Filipina lying next to you in bed whenever you want. But still, there really just isn’t much going on.
Even if you rent a nice apartment anytime you go out you are going to see a lot of poverty. It has a reputation for being dangerous, but that is kind of overblown.
It might be slightly more dangerous then most places in Southeast Asia, but as long as you don’t go out of your way to make yourself a target you should be fine.
Should You Become an Angeles City Expat?
That just depends on what you want out of life. If you are fed up with the western way of life and just want to escape it and spend your time with many different cute Filipinas then Angeles is a great place for that.
Expats that live there will have a huge contact list in no time at all and can have a sleeping partner any time they want one. The prices for that are pretty cheap, and you can easily find a girlfriend there in a hurry.
The bars are kind of dull and drab though, this isn’t a great fistpumping nightlife like you might expect. It is more laid back, and with nothing else going on you might find yourself bored quickly.
With so many tourists around it isn’t hard to get a short term lease here. You should definitely consider checking it out for yourself and seeing what you think.
The decision to be an expat living in Angeles City really is totally ‘up to you.’ If you are going to come here this eBook guide can really help you out.