Whether you're already living in Panama City or preparing to move to Panama City, our Expat Guide to Living in Panama offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Panama City. For answers to specific questions, visit our Panama Forum to talk with expats in Panama City.
An expat retiree in Panama advises others not to move there to save money, because the cost of living is probably less in rural, small cities in the US. But, he says that you can save a lot on healthcare in Panama.
More Culture Shock Reports for Panama City
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Panama City handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Panama City:
What are people's priorities in Panama City - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Panama City:
What should you take with you when you move to Panama City? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Panama City? Below are some of the responses from expats in Panama City:
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Panama City. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Panama City:
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Panama City. If you are already living in Panama City, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Panama City, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Panama City:
What's it like to find a job in Panama City? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Panama City? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.