Bacolod is more than just the City of Smiles. In 2017, it is awarded as one of the best places to live in the Philippines. Thus, there should be no second thoughts whatsoever if you want to live here. While the setting is highly urbanized, Bacolod remains faithful to its roots—laidback and low-cost living amidst the smiling locals that charm local and foreigners alike. Its southern charm never seizes to amaze.