IN 2007 NEGROS ORIENTAL NAMED AMONG WORLD’S
BEST ISLANDS TO LIVE ON
Negros Oriental, and its capital Dumaguete, lives up to its moniker "the city of gentle people" as US-based Islands magazine listed it as one of the 20 best islands to live on.
Islands magazine is one of the widest circulated and most trusted travel publications in the United States. Its readership of 500,000 comprises mostly of frequent tourists who take more than one annual holiday and stay for an average of seven days at any given vacation. (read more)
IN 2014 DUMAGUETE CITY TAGGED AS ONE OF THE
WORLD'S 'BEST PLACES TO RETIRE'
Forbes named Dumaguete as top 5 among 7 best places to retire around the world! Forbes is a leading media magazine and is among the most trusted resources for business and investment topics based in the United States.
In addition, the 2014 Retire Overseas Index chose Dumaguete to be one of the 'Best Places to Retire' around the world based on 12 factors, namely climate, existing expat community, cost of living, health care, crime, infrastructure, English spoken, real estate, entertainment, residency options, environmental conditions and taxes.