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Dumaguete, officially City of Dumaguete (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Dumaguete; Hiligaynon: Dakbanwa/Syudad sang Dumaguete; Filipino: Lungsod ng Dumaguete) and often referred to as Dumaguete City, is a component city in the province of Negros Oriental in the Philippines. It is the capital, principal seaport and most populous city of the province. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 131,377 people. The city is nicknamed The City of Gentle People. Dumaguete is referred to as a university city because of the presence of four universities and a number of other colleges where students of the province converge to enroll for tertiary education. The city is also a popular educational destination for students of surrounding provinces and cities in Visayas and Mindanao. The city is best known for Silliman University, the country's first Protestant university and the first American university in Asia. There are also 18 public elementary schools and 8 public high schools. The city's student population is estimated at 30,000. The city attracts a considerable number of foreign tourists, particularly Europeans, because of easy fast ferry access from Cebu City, the availability of beach resorts and dive sites and the attraction of dolphin and whale watching in nearby Bais City. The power source of the city comes from the geothermal power plant in Palinpinon, Valencia. The city has redundant fiber optic lines and is a focal point for telecommunications. It is the landing point for fiber optic cables linking it to Manila, the capital of the country, the cities south of Luzon and the whole Visayas, as well as to other major cities in Mindanao.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Dumaguete in Philippines. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Dumaguete like a local. Dumaguete is located at a short trip away from Cebu City a major city in Philippines. Cebu City is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Basilica Del Santo Nino, Magellan's Cross, Cebu Taoist Temple. Also, to reach Dumaguete, you'll have to take a flight to Cebu City; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Dumaguete.

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Facts and Stats for Dumaguete*

  • Pollution Statistics in Dumaguete

    Know the pollution level of Dumaguete before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 81.25 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 39.06 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 68.33 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 73.61 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 46.67 (Moderate)
  • Dumaguete: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Dumaguete for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dumaguete.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.89 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 19.12 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 36.76 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 73.44 (High)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.82 (Low)
    • Attacks 23.53 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.11 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 63.89 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.22 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.67 (Low)
  • Living in Dumaguete - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 64.47 (High)
    • Pollution Index 79.94 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20.6 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 33.14 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 72.03 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 15.07 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Dumaguete

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dumaguete

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 21.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 62.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 25.21 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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