Be careful how you send your money, because there are a lot of ways to send money online, some are good some are not.
Have a look in this article for some of the ways we have sent money to the Philippines.
Now, when I talk about infrastructure I’m referring to transportation, public utilities like electricity and water, telephone, internet and mobile phone reception and access and not to mention the postal service.
While all is widely available in the Philippines it does not always function consistently and in a manner your use to.
If you are married to a Filipino, your wife’s family will immediately label you as rich, irrespective of whether you are or not.
You will be pressured to assist with all things monetary.
The highways are not like the motorways back home and fitting two cars into a lane is well… In a lot of areas mobile or cell phone coverage is far greater and reliable than land lines.
Outside of the major cities high speed internet access is just not available.
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Can you live without these modern luxuries in your Philippines retirement?