The quality of foreign healthcare is always a priority for expats planning to retire outside Europe and North America.
Britain, the US and European Union set a high standard for healthcare which is not always matched by other countries.
One popular expat hotspot is The Philippines.
The thousands of islands with endless beaches, blue seas, natural beauty and abundant wildlife are a magnet for many expat contractors who have R&R time between tough shifts with mining, oil and gas companies in other Asia Pacific countries.
Besides the climate and beauty of The Philippines another big attraction is the low cost of living.