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Expat Guide to Living in Panama City

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.

Bursting at the Seams

Panama City is bursting at the seams...a city operating beyond full capacity.

Culture Shock in Panama City, Panama

An expat in Panama City, Panama shares her experience with settling into a new culture and how the experience has been a surprise for her given her present stage of life.

Living in Panama City, Panama

A resident of Panama city for 60 years provides a brief glimpse of life in Panama for expats. Job opportunities and the modern amenities are a few of the features described.

Retirement in Panama City, Panama

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:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Panama City Reports

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:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Panama City Reports

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:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools 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:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

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.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Retiring in Panama City Reports

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:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby in Panama City Reports

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Panama City? Below are some of the reports from expats in Panama City:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

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.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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Culture-Shock-in-Nueva-GorgonaAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Nueva Gorgona, Panama

An expat who has been living in Panama has written a long culture shock report about life in Nueva Gorgona. She has a great perspective on what it means to be an expat in Panama, which is probably why she's enjoying life there!

An expat who has been living in Panama has written a long culture shock report about life in Nueva Gorgona. She has a great perspective on what it means to be an expat in Panama, which is probably wh...

Living-in-BoqueteAn Expat Discusses Living in Boquete, Panama

A retiree in Boquete, Panama talks about life in Boquete. She explains that it's easy to meet people in Boquete through the newcomers' club, Tuesday Market at BCP and through numerous volunteer activities. She cautions anyone coming to Panama with intention of working to make sure that you can legally work in Panama before making the move.

A retiree in Boquete, Panama talks about life in Boquete. She explains that it's easy to meet people in Boquete through the newcomers' club, Tuesday Market at BCP and through numerous volunteer activ...

10 Tips for Living in Panama

Did you know it's hot in Panama City all year round? Did you know that it's hard to get a work visa in Panama? Did you know that Panama has great incentives for foreign retirees?

Did you know it's hot in Panama City all year round? Did you know that it's hard to get a work visa in Panama? Did you know that Panama has great incentives for foreign retirees? ...

5 Great Places to Retire in Central America

Central America is an increasingly popular retirement destination. Retirees love it's proximity to the United States, lower cost of living, beautiful cities, amazing beaches, healthy lifestyle and friendly people.

Central America is an increasingly popular retirement destination. Retirees love it's proximity to the United States, lower cost of living, beautiful cities, amazing beaches, healthy lifestyle and fr...

7 Best Places to Live in Panama

Panama is a great place to live or retire with easy residency laws, warm people and lots of expats. Whether you want to live by the beach in Bocas del Toro or need to live in Panama City for work and schools, there are many places to explore. We highlight 5 great places to live in Panama.

Panama is a great place to live or retire with easy residency laws, warm people and lots of expats. Whether you want to live by the beach in Bocas del Toro or need to live in Panama City for work and...

16 Expats Talk About Moving to Panama

Expats living in Panama talk about making the big move to Panama, what they wish they had brought (and left behind), visas, culture shock, cost of living and more. It's a must read for anyone thinking about moving to Panama.
Expats living in Panama talk about making the big move to Panama, what they wish they had brought (and left behind), visas, culture shock, cost of living and more. It's a must read for anyone thinking...

Top 5 Reasons Expats Move to Central America

From lower cost of living to affordable healthcare and beachfront living, expats discuss the top reasons they moved to Central America.
From lower cost of living to affordable healthcare and beachfront living, expats discuss the top reasons they moved to Central America....

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