A travel site cited Cagayan de Oro as one of the best places to retire in the Philippines. The ranking is based on the cost of living, housing, friendly environment, shopping, weather and climate, places for leisure and activities, opportunities for business and investment and even the capacity of the local people to communicate in English.
Aside from CDO, the other Mindanao cities that made it to the list are Davao and Butuan . But what makes CDO extra special is that it is surrounded by provinces that also made it to the best provinces to retire in the Philippines namely Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental.
As a Kagay-anon, I could say that CDO is indeed the best place to retire. It is has plenty of places for leisure and shopping and it has the best tertiary medical facilities. All the convenience of a metropolis are here and everything is within reach.
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