With the way the Philippines economy operates it heavily invests in education for shipping and medical care. As such there is a surplus of people that are qualified or currently qualifying as a nurse or even a doctor. This means that locally you can find a full-time live in nurse for a very low amount in comparison to the West. So if you were retiring in the Philippines and has medical needs you can be sure you will be able to afford home-care at a reasonable amount. Where I recommend confirming costs are in relation to health insurance and hospital care.