Why People Move Out of Metro Manila

May 20, 2021

The current health crisis is not the only reason why people move out of Metro Manila. Those accustomed to a fast-paced lifestyle are still unwilling to give up their life in the city. However, since we had quarantine restrictions, most people living in major central business districts started to consider a life outside these busy cities. Listed below are a few reasons why moving to the provinces is worth considering.

Manageable Traffic

For two consecutive years, 2019 and 2020, Metro Manila is the city with the second-worst traffic congestion in the world. Technology specialist, TomTom, reported that among 416 cities in 57 countries, Manila emerged as the second-worst in traffic. Although new road developments eased the congestion, traffic is becoming an inevitable consequence of progress and growth.

Lower Cost of Living

According to research by iPrice Group, in Southeast Asia, Manila is the 3rd most expensive city to live in, following Singapore and Bangkok. For example, the estimated monthly cost of living in the metro for a single person reaches up to Php. 50,800. This cost is way higher than in the provinces because of the differences in rent, goods, and services costs. Therefore, buying is inexpensive outside the borders of the metro.

More Nature Around

Metro Manila is the most densely populated city in the country. It has roughly 0.03 percent of its land area dedicated to public spaces and parks. On the other hand, the provinces have more open spaces, trees, and vegetation. The air is also fresher and less polluted. Moreover, even the communities are more expansive, urging people to spend more time on outdoor activities.

Why People Move Out of Metro Manila - Arden Botanical Estate
Arden Botanical Estate in Tanza, Cavite

Townships Are Outside The Metro

While some cannot give up the accessibility and convenience of city-living, more township developments are going beyond the metro. Among these is Arden Botanical Estate in Tanza, Cavite, offering a slow-paced life within a bountiful nature. Above all, the residential, commercial, institutional, and leisure developments rising in the 251-hectare project guarantee the perks of urban living in the province.

If you’re looking for more reasons to move out of Metro Manila, read our previous article about accessibility to Cavite through this link, https://ardenbotanicalestate.com/cavite-now-closer-than-ever/.

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