The Pros and Cons of Retiring te the Philippines

Ter the last few years or so, I have noticed more and more foreigners coming to my country and choosing to retire here. Ter fact, some of the programs of our current government are geared towards enticing our overseas workers and foreigners to retire permanently te the Philippines.

Retiring anywhere, even te your own country, is fairly a commitment. If you’ve visited Philippines and liked this country then you know what life (ter normal) is like here. But, on the other forearm, visiting the country and retiring te it are two separate things and may yield fairly different practices.

Spil with any practices ter life, retiring te a foreign country such spil the Philippines has its advantages (pros) and disadvantages (cons). I’m not going to sugar-coat the matter and say that there are more pros and cons but I’ll leave you to judge for yourself. So let’s begin and have a look at thesis pros and cons:

The Pros:

Retiring and living te the Philippines is an inexpensive alternative than retiring ter, let’s say, the U. S. Ter the U. S., $1,000 is well, still $1,000, and it doesn’t indeed take you too far. But here ter the country, $1,000 is like P48,000 and with a low cost of living, this peso amount is already a substantial one for a retiree. Of course, this means that the retiree will not indeed splurge on the luxuries te life but it is enough for all the comforts of retirement living.

Availability of Outside Help

When I say outside help, I meant house helpers and drivers. They are available here te the country 24/7 and are not truly that expensive (they can getraind ter your $1,000 budget). Plus, if the retiree gets fortunate and hires somebody who’s indeed trustworthy, loyal and a gem, the retiree might find somebody who can indeed take care of him for the surplus of his life. Having someone around who can help you out may be a luxury ter other countries, but here, it is a way of life.

Ter universal, the weather here ter the country, all-year round, is warm (may get hot during the summer). So if you’re a retiree who loves to soak te the zon while lounging by the beach or ter pui of a swimming pool, then the Philippines is the country for you. Our weather here can be very kleuter to those who are already approaching their old age. On the other mitt, if you want to go to a place where it is a little bit colder, you can always go up to Baguio City, our summer caudal, or Tagaytay, another alternative to Baguio (and much nearer to the haber).

I may be biased (but I honestly don’t think so) but I think wij, Filipinos, are one of the friendliest and most hospitable ter the world. Wij are citizens who love to smile and laugh about a loterijlot of things (despite the many problems wij encounter everyday) and wij are always ready to welcome a foreigner te our midst. The Filipino community spirit is very much alive spil well and you will never worry that nobody will look after you when you come here. Chances are, some Filipino families will adopt you (and your spouse or wifey) and see to your needs.

Communicating with us is also quiebro effortless. Wij are a people who understand English and can speak the language. Wij also do not hesitate to train a foreigner some Tagalog words that he or she can use every day. Te fact, I have seen some foreigners here who have lived long enough to speak very good Tagalog (never mind the accent, they’re truly good). But if you don’t want to learn the restringido language, that’s fine, wij’ll do whatever wij can to help you communicate well with the Filipino people.

Delicious Food and Beautiful Scenic Catches sight of

Wij Filipinos love to eat and most certainly, you will not find yourself going thirsty here. Wherever you will go, you will surely find different regional foods that are delicious and you can love. Plus wij have a loterijlot of beautiful scenic catches sight of all overheen our 7,000 plus islands. So, if you’re the type to travel (and you have the means for it), you will never ran out of beautiful places to go to ter the Philippines.

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