Asia Pacific: Davao City, Philippines

Asia Pacific: Davao City, Philippines

Population: 1.1 million
Ease of Doing Business Rank (Philippines): 140
Rigidity of Employment Index (Philippines): 35

Located in the Philippines' southernmost island, Davao City is home to an English-speaking talent pool with many cultural ties to the U.S. That means the city is well-suited for U.S. consumer support, particularly in technological areas due to various IT colleges established in the city.