Forbes Magazine says Dumaguete among best places to retire in the world

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Dumaguete City has been named one of the top 7 places to retires in the world by Forbes Magazine – Image by

Looking for the top places in the world to retire? Look no further, as Forbes Magazine has named the top seven places to retire and Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental has been named as fifth best.

The American business magazine chose the “City of Gentle People” for its climate and location away from storm and typhoon destruction. The magazine also lists the top places to retire by the standard of living and locations to assist those living out their golden years.


Not only is the location perfect for those looking to retire in the Philippines but the city of Dumaguete is home to Silliman University, that hosts the longest-running writers’ workshop in Asia.

Here is the complete list of best places to retire:

1 – Algarve, Portugal


2 – Cuenca, Ecuador

3 – George Town, Malaysia

4 – Chiang Mai, Thailand

5 – Dumaguete, Philippines

6 – Pau, France

7 – Medellin, Columbia