Relocating to the Philippines- Retirees or Workers Tips to Consider

Do you have what it takes to transplant yourself to a foreign culture that may be 180' different than your own? Would you like a higher quality of life with less buck? How about HAVE MORE but just different? Be ready because that is what you're going to have here in the Philippines. Leverage your Euro or USDollar in a $1.00 as to P43.00 currency exchange and live it up. Medical needs cheaper and in some areas, better. The Philippines is not as backwards as you might think. One thing you will notice right away is how young the labor force is. This country is being run by “young people.” Experience the varied cultures brought here courtesy of those “perky immigrants”- Korean, Chinese, Japanese, USA, German, etc. The mixture turns this country into a dynamic oriental exotique! It is one great party place. Bring your open mind, that "get up and adventure” attitude in your bones, and never look back!

That Retirement Date Will Come One Day- be ready

High standard of living for foreign money- US Dollar, the Pound Sterling, and the Euro are some of the foreign money that come into our little town courtesy of the ex-pats and foreigners who have found lives in this corner of the world. Their foreign money count for a lot and buy a lot here.

pt2 Retirement and Healthcare: Comparative Emergency Room bill USA v. Philippines

This is an actual ER bill from San Antonio Hospital, California, USA See pt1 comparison here for Philippines Lately I've posted some information about Health Care to help those of you who might be considering retirement to a tropical environment like the Philippines but medical considerations had dampen your enthusiasm. With the possibility of healthcare … Continue reading pt2 Retirement and Healthcare: Comparative Emergency Room bill USA v. Philippines

pt.1 Retirement and Health Care: Comparative Emergency Room bill USA v. Philippines

Healthcare comparison- USA to Philippines. USA has excellent healthcare if only it stays that way AND is affordable. No more. The Philippines is emerging out of its shell in technology and medicine. Good thing as the Philippines becomes a haven for American and European tourists who then fall in love with the environment and decide to stay. One of the most important decisions these foreigners have to factor in is quality healthcare that's affordable. In my personal experiences, Philippine medical is not bad at all. Saint Luke Hospital is one I like very much. It is much cleaner than the one I had in California- I'm sorry to say that. Attention is immediate, at times in California you had to wait. Take notice of the amount for lab work: minimal USA= $445.00 + monthly. Comprehensive tests and lab work Philippines= $159.00 no monthly premium, no deductibles. For exactly the same health problem in these two bills there just is no reason to pay so much!