The Philippines is an excellent place to retire, if only from a view to how you can spread your retirement savings or income or pension from month to month and still live comfortably. Forget wasting away in a retirement home or village, retire to the Philippines and really LIVE! As little as US$500 a month can see you living quietly yet comfortably in a rural province. US$1000 per month and you can live well in Cebu or Davao and if you have US$1500, even the BIG CITY, Manila, will allow you to live in perhaps even a grander style than you did back home! Maids, drivers, cooks, domestic servants are all affordable and part of the culture here and you can hire you own live-in domestic helper from as little as US$30 a month!