My name is Stephen H Powell, I came to Asia in 1990 as a Missionary from Birmingham England. Originally I’m from Rotherham, Yorkshire. Having worked with Filipino People in Hong Kong for 2 years I decided it was time for me to visit their homeland, the Philippines. This country had such an impact on me that I stayed here for approximately 3 months per year until 2003. In 2003 my Filipina wife and I moved to the Philippines for good. I will never regret making this move and plan to live the rest of my days here!
For a growing number of Europeans, retirement is just around the corner. Many may be wondering what they are going to do with their retirement years. They also fear that the pension they have worked for, for so many years, will not be enough for them to survive comfortably in their home countries. The rapidly growing cost of living today in virtually every country in Europe is affecting those who are dependant on a pension.
You may fall in this category and are wondering if there are other locations to live that would make your pension income go further. Have you ever considered retiring in the Philippines? That may lead you to ask another question: What real benefits will I gain for leaving my homeland and living my retirement years in the Philippines?