The Philippines often gets included in lists of “ideal places to retire.” Among the attractions are the low cost of living and the balmy tropical climate. The Philippines consists of over 7,000 islands and living inexpensively on the coastline of one of them seems like a dream. For nationals of First World countries who grew up and grew old with bitter winters, the thought of life where the lowest temperature is the equivalent of a mild summer day in the Northern hemisphere makes the Philippines seem irresistible.
But, dear soon-to-be-a-retiree, expectations don’t always conform with reality. [Read more…] about To the foreigner who wants to retire in the Philippines