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On the island of Luzon in the Capital Region of the Philippines is the city of Macacapi, the countrys financial, commercial and economic center. It is home to world-renowned research institutions. Macauca is among the satellite cities of Manila and is part of the National Capital Region. The founding father of the city is believed to be Hispanic Commander Miguel Légales de Legacy. He named the city by a name that, in local language, means "The Weakestock. He deemed the once-abandoned area a thriving financial and commercial center of the country. The business side of Mackay is remarkable for its modern skyscrapers, residential complexes, shopping malls, fashionable restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Not far from the main square is the famous Ayala Center, which includes two shopping malls, an office center, five hotel quarters, the Philippine Stock Exchange, and the Philippine Islands Bank. Brookwell Center is distinguished by the citys most expensive and prestigious apartment complexes. The influential and most affluent citizens live in the gated neighborhoods outside of Mackatias business district. The neighborhoods are mostly populated by displaced people living in squalid settlements.

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  • Air quality: 86 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 580,000 people
  • GDP: $2,951 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V60Hz
  • Internet: 7 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Starmobile
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: Overall, tipping is usually not expected so the staff are not offended when you do not give a tip. Do not feel pressured to leave a tip if the service was poor. Philippines was traditionally a non tipping culture but tipping is increasingly common among the local population.
  • Apartment listings: RentPad
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels:
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  • Best coffee 24/7: Filling Station Bar And Cafe
  • Best taxi: Grab
  • Best coworking space: Serviced Office
  • Online electronics shop: Lazada
  • Best hospital: Makati Medical Center
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Cebu Pacific
  • Best intl air carrier: Philippine
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1350
  • Monthly costs for family: $3300
  • Monthly costs for local: $950
  • Meal: $5
  • Small Cola: $2
  • Beer 1 Pint: $4
  • Coffee: $3

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