straight information on moving to the Philippines for a foreigner

Hi Matt,
Thank you very much for responding…

Maybe you can help me, in getting some straight information’s on moving to the Philippines!!!
Hi
I’m 59 year old man; single and retired… living in New Jersey USA
I have been considering to relocate in a more friendly and affordable country!!! Where I will be able to live a comfortable and relaxing life!!! For whatever time… God will give me!!! 
I have been doing some research about the Philippines!!! And I’m getting very mixing and different information’s….
I’m planning a trip to Cebu in early September… and I would appreciate to have few first hand information’s regarding living in the Philippines!!! Before I make the trip;
Based on your personal experiences!!!

Questions and answers.. It would be a long single post so have broken it up into several dealing with each question :-
What would be necessary to live a comfortable life in a nice area in Cebu…?
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It’s better living in the city???  or in the surround areas????

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What would be to rent for a nice apartment… in a good neighborhood????

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What would be the average fix-cost on the monthly base???

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What you think that the average monthly food expenses would be???

Listed on the above link.
How ease is to go around without a car… or it is necessary to have a personal transportation???Answered on first Answer – Advise NOT having your own vehicle here.
What would be the cost for cleaning services????

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How is the health care in your areas????
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And most of all how ease, would be for a foreigner to get accepted by the locals???
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I would immensely appreciate any other necessary information’s that you may feel would be helpful to me!!!
Thank you very much, for all your time and consideration…
Warm regards,
Sam