The Passport Rich Revolution: Escaping High Costs, Crime Rates, and Mental Health Concerns
The Passport Rich movement is revolutionizing the way Americans and Europeans live their lives, with more and more people getting their passports, outsourcing their companies, working/leading remotely, and choosing to relocate abroad for a better quality of life.
The high cost of living in the US and UK, coupled with rising crime rates and mental health concerns, have fueled this trend.
“I cannot express how excited I am to bring the magic of the Philippines to Black America. It’s a dream come true for me and my wellness and medical treatment seeking clients.
Imagine being able to stretch your dollar further, while enjoying the natural beauty and the luxurious amenities of a resort –with private doctors, nurses and cooks.
And let’s not forget the amazing internet connection that allows us to work and run our businesses remotely while sipping a coconut by the beach.
Plus, the low crime rate, racism-free, simple hospitable culture, fresh healthy food…and the excellent world-class medical facilities, with VIP recovery treatments too, make the Philippines a no-brainer.
Who knows, maybe I’ll even find love in this paradise?” –Sheba Davis, Black Wellness Retreats & Medical Tourism Concierge Services
However, it’s not just blacks exiting the US and The UK.
In fact, over 21 million Americans requested passports in 2022, more than double the number since 2004, with the largest spikes occurring after Donald Trump took office and during Covid lockdowns.
Historically disenfranchised groups, especially Black Americans, are leading the charge in this movement, seeking a fresh start and better opportunities abroad.
The Philippines, in particular, has emerged as a top destination, offering a lower cost of living, stunning natural beauty, racism-free, and welcoming locals.
Passport Rich 101: Moving Abroad Philippines Edition is the ultimate guide for anyone considering a move.
Packed with paradigm-shifting data and real-life insights, this article offers invaluable tips on making a successful transition, no matter your income bracket.
Discover the true cost of living in the Philippines, from airfare to entertainment, and learn how to secure your livelihood, find a place to live, and build a new support network.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join the Passport Rich Revolution and start living your best life abroad.
More and more Americans and Europeans are looking to MOVE ABROAD AND START OVER IN A NEW COUNTRY than ever before in history.
This trend has led to the rise of the Passport Rich movement, which includes Passport Bros, Passport Sistas, Passport Couples, and Passport Families, all wanting to leave the US and the UK full-time -or part-time.
The Passport Bros phenomenon, started by Black American men, has sparked a conversation and ignited a flame, proving to be influencers on social media.
But, they are not alone. Passport Sistas, couples, and families from various backgrounds and nationalities have joined the movement.
The high cost of living in the US and the UK is a major factor driving this trend. Most families in the US struggle to live despite being in the richest country on earth.
In 2022/2023, the average American earns around $30,000 to $45,000 a year before taxes, with an inflation rate of 6.4% to 100% depending on what you’re buying.
Additionally, the US has a 6.52 crime rate, and 1 in 5 Americans experience mental health issues. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. These factors have pushed historically disenfranchised groups, especially Black Americans, to take their lives and lifestyles into their own hands by moving, establishing dual-residency, or living part-time abroad.
According to new stats…
Over 21 million Americans requested their passports in 2022.
That’s more than double the number since 2004, and the largest spikes started when Donald Trump took office, during the BLM Movement, then again after Covid lockdowns.
The myth that only 10% of Americans have passports is now debunked, as the number has skyrocketed to somewhere around 40-50%, growing every year.
No matter who you are, packing up and leaving your home country can be scary, yet exhilarating, definitely life-changing, and most people are going to think you’re crazy.
However, taking your time to make the move, doing research, taking a “Beta Test Trip,” networking, building a support system, and looking into business and real estate investments can make things go a lot smoother.
In Passport Rich 101: Moving Abroad Philippines Edition, I’ve gathered valuable tips, real-life insights, paradigm-shifting data, and true-Philippines lifestyle cost-of-living.
Additionally, I’ve added relationship and entrepreneurial advice to help you make a successful transition to the Philippines or almost anywhere abroad, no matter your income bracket.
Moving abroad can be a pleasant and exhilarating experience.
After all, you’re creating a new life and re-inventing yourself on purpose.
Whether you’re a person, couple, or family from the US or the UK, the opportunity to create your future, but better, is yours for the taking. Don’t rush or leave right away, and don’t feel like you need to stay forever.
If you’re completely fed up, however, moving abroad is your Birth Right and prerogative as a US or UK Citizen.
Secret of the rich: Most Americans, especially those in the lower or middle-class, can benefit the most abroad.
I’ve unpacked and broken down everything for you, in an effort to empower you and give you the confidence to move, knowing that wherever you choose, you can live a fulfilling and happy life.
We will discuss the costs of airfare, rent, food, transportation, utilities, health insurance, and entertainment, but first, let’s delve into how to make the move.
• Shift Your Paradigm
• Join Expat Groups
• Outsource Something
• Check Furnished Apartments and Homes
• Flirt Online
• Take a Beta Test 30-Day Trip: We offer 1, 2, 4-week and 6-month all-inclusive getaways just for this purpose. Test the waters before you dive in headfirst.
Secure Your Livelihood
• Online Remote Work
• Passive Income
Where Do You Want to Live?
• Roommate/Host Family
Know Your Purpose
• Hiatus Relaxing Mental Break
• All of the above ( I chose this one.)
Living & Landlords
• How much is an apartment deposit?
The typical amount is 2 months’ advance and 1 month’s deposit. The deposit is usually refundable when you move, less the last utility bills and clean-up.
• What is the minimum contract length, and how long is the cancellation period?
There is no minimum, and if you cancel, you lose your deposit.
• Can you expect your rent to stay fixed, or are landlords allowed to raise it?
Usually, it stays the same, but some high-end places increase by 10% annually.
• Does the apartment come furnished or unfurnished?
You have both options.
• How do you find friends? This is a long one, let’s unpack this…
Locals are friendly, and there are expat havens, nightlife, friendly neighbors, country clubs, and social clubs.
To successfully envision, create, develop, start, and live a new life in a new country, you will need an all-new network. Be ready to meet new people, make new business connections, perhaps recruit suppliers, hire staff, and expand your social circle. You are leveling up your lifestyle and social circle, whether by embracing minimalism or by affording yourself the opportunity to rub shoulders on a different level not accessible in the US or UK.
Depending on your goals and comfort level, you may build an entirely new support team around you or focus on building and establishing your new life from a relationship or family-oriented perspective.
Or, you may spend 30 days just relaxing, reflecting, working on your yoga, writing, or finishing your book and enjoying the ability to do nothing for a while. Note: I did all of the above.
Connections Matter Connecting with locals, expats, other Passport Rich people, and families in the Philippines from all over the world may be a great idea initially.
Get an understanding of the world you want to immerse yourself in –you may choose more than one or stick to yourself.
• Local Masa/Regular Folks
• Local Rich
• Family Life
• The Party Crowd
• All of the above (I embrace diversity)
Side Note: I had acquired an entire offshore team, a studio, offices, and a printing press (I am in media and publishing), a partner (in both life and business), and clients – all before I moved. So I am living proof that it is possible.
A great place to start is the Elks Lodge, aka The American Club, and The British Club is right across the way. In addition, InterNations has great expat events, The All-New Black Wellness Retreats by Sheba Davis can also be a great emersion opportunity, and www.ThePhilippinesMagazine.com showcases people, places, and events you may find interesting.
It may be refreshing from time to time to exchange experiences and perhaps even enjoy Western food and spend the holidays with other expats. A total Philippines immersion tour is ideal. Like, cut the Western lifestyle “cold turkey” as they say.
Surprisingly, many Passport Rich prefer to take a break from Western influence and retreat to the provinces with the locals – at least for a while. Either way, it is critical to enjoy your new life to the fullest.
Believe it or not, a good place to start networking is Facebook. The Philippines even has its own page run by the DOT.
(The Philippines Department of Tourism: Facebook.com/itsmorefuninthePhilippines)
Quick Facts: Facebook is the most popular social media platform among internet users in the Philippines — Pulse Asia. …and let me add a caveat to that statement… most popular social media platform for personal, professional, and business use.
Meanwhile, disputably, 80%+ of the Philippine population has a Facebook account – or two (business and personal, family and personal), 57% of Philippines internet users own YouTube accounts, 17% now have TikTok accounts, 14% with Instagram accounts, and 8% are on Twitter. The majority of them are women, at 53.7%, and people aged 18 to 24 were the largest user group.
The Passport Rich and savvy expats alike have hired and operated entire businesses and made millions in sales by using Facebook and email alone, along with WhatsApp, GCash, and PayPal for online and global payments.
Know your vibe and make your tribe.
• Me Time
• City Life
• Province Life
• Simple Life
• Elite Life
• Business Life
• Socialite Life
• Family Life
• Mixed-Purpose Lifestyle
Whichever you choose, keep an open mind and try as many options as you can.
Additionally, life abroad can evolve and expand over time, just as life back home. On the other hand, making friends with the local Philippines residents is equally important as this will not only help to learn a local language; although many Filipinos speak great English, but also will fast track your integration process and understanding of your new country’s culture. If something goes down, you will want local allies.
Note: If you immerse yourself in the local Philippines lifestyle, as opposed to attempting to bring the Western lifestyle with you, you will feel the full benefits of the conversion.
However, bringing the Western culture, food tastes, materialism, shopping habits, and such, you may be surprised to see that you can spend as much – if not more – than you were spending back in the US or UK. This may be okay for you because the lifestyle benefits, quality of food, and mental health are still benefits.
Note: It typically costs between $1,000 to $2,000 (around P55,000-P110,000) per month, or $24,000 to $50,000 per year NET, to maintain a middle to upper-middle-class lifestyle in the Philippines.
One income can usually support a family if you have one, but keep in mind that the average Filipino earns only around $500 per month for a family of three.
The Paradigm Shift is that while Americans and Britons tend to prioritize excess, materialism, and comfort, Filipinos do not. If you’re planning to move to the Philippines, it’s important to be mentally prepared, even if you’re financially prepared.
• Stay open-minded and be prepared to step outside of your comfort zone.
• Consider hiring a relocation coach, especially if you’re a business-minded individual.
• Take a class to help you socialize and connect with others.
• Find something you’re passionate about, as your life will be changing.
• Consider joining a sports or country club to level up and meet new people.
• Don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation at a local bar, restaurant, or canteen.
Similarly, don’t expect everything to work out perfectly from the beginning. It takes time to readjust, settle in, and feel at home in a new country. Most importantly, take the time to learn about yourself and find joy in your new surroundings.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, so be patient as you fit in and understand the local culture. We’re confident that your new expat life will be an amazing experience.
Please follow up with us after your move to the Philippines, based on the package(s) you’ve selected:
• One-On-One Passport Rich Retainer Program
• Confirm your Passport Bros/Sistas/Couples/Family Tour Schedule
• Grab Your Site/Residence Tour
• Review/Order Background Check for Partner/Date/Business
• Passport Rich Private Elite Hospital Medical Report and Accommodations
• Check Visa Needs
• Check Pre-Scheduled Memberships and Networking Events
You’re going to love the Philippines!
Buckle up! Because the Passport Rich Movement is changing lives faster than a Kardashian changes partners!
With the high cost of living and mental health concerns in the US and UK, it’s no wonder that people are flocking to places like the Philippines for a fresh start. And let’s be real, who doesn’t want to live like royalty –or at least live well- on a fixed income?
According to recent statistics, over 21 million Americans requested passports in 2022, more than double the number since 2004. That’s more people leaving the US than when Donald Trump threatened to build a wall!
But it’s not just retirees on a budget who are benefitting from the Passport Rich lifestyle. Black Americans are finally able to escape systemic racism and thrive in a virtually racism-free environment.
In the Philippines, Black Americans are treated like royalty, celebrities, like 1st-Class Citizens, and there’s even something called “Black American Privilege.”
Yes, you read that right – privilege for being Black in the Philippines!
So if you’re tired of being treated like a second/or third-class citizen in your own country, it’s time to pack your bags and head to the land of eternal sunshine and welcoming locals.
I’d like to double-down on this…
The Passport Rich Movement is more than just a trend; it’s a life-changing opportunity for many Americans and Brits.
Black America & The Rich Philippines History
What’s more, the Philippines has a rich history of welcoming Black Americans with open arms.
Back in 1975, former President Marcos and his wife, Imelda, personally welcomed and hosted boxing legend Mohammed Ali for the iconic “Thrilla’ in Manila” fight.
Fast forward to today, and the country’s commitment to embracing diversity is stronger than ever. In recent years, former President NoyNoy Aquino, along with The Philippines Department of Tourism commissioned, Kareem Jackson, the first Black American media group, to help rebrand the country’s image.
And even controversial President Duterte has spoken out publically against US police killings and racism towards Black people in America.
With Marcos’s son now serving as the current president, it’s expected to get even better for Black Americans in the Philippines.
The Philippines Magazine International, Kareem Jackson Live! On The Set, in collaboration with The Philippines Department of Tourism (DOT) and over 5,000 local businesses, are gearing up for a revolutionary Black American Amnesty Tourism and Lifestyle Campaign.
The Black American Amnesty Tourism and Lifestyle Campaign.
This exciting campaign is set to target the immense $5+ trillion annual tourism, buying, and investment power of Black America –and Black UK!
Providing them with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the Philippines and all it has to offer visa-free for their first 20-30 days.
Did you know?
The Black American and Black British markets are estimated to have a combined buying power of over $3-4 trillion every year, and a disputable economic power of $10 trillion every year, and are a significant force in the global influence, and tourism industry.
With increasing interest in travel and investment opportunities, there is a growing demand for destinations that cater to the unique needs and preferences of Black travelers.
The Philippines Magazine International and the Department of Tourism recognize the importance of this market and are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive experience for all visitors.
Right On Time.
The Black American Amnesty Tourism and Lifestyle Campaign. Revisited.
With the Black American community increasingly looking to escape the challenges they face in the US, such as racism and discrimination, the Philippines is emerging as the ideal destination for them to explore. The country’s rich history, diverse culture, hospitable and welcoming locals provide an unforgettable experience for all who visit.
By creating a targeted campaign by Kareem Jackson Live! aimed at Black Americans, the Philippines is set to take the tourism industry by storm and become the go-to destination for those seeking…
medical tourism, and
a new way of life.
The opportunities for a better life, free from racism and prejudice, are boundless. So why not join the Passport Rich Movement and experience it for yourself?
Philippines Lifestyle Guide: The Basics
And for those considering a move, Passport Rich 101: Moving Abroad Philippines Edition offers valuable tips, real-life insights, paradigm-shifting data, and true-Philippines lifestyle cost-of-living.
So pack your bags, Kardashians-style, and get ready for a life-changing adventure!