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Expat Guide to Living in Altos del Maria

Whether you're already living in Altos del Maria or preparing to move to Altos del Maria, our Expat Guide to Living in Panama offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Altos del Maria. For answers to specific questions, visit our Panama Forum to talk with expats in Altos del Maria.

Culture Shock in Altos del Maria, Panama

A couple from the US had vacationed in Panama for years. They decided to move there and built a house in rural Altos del Maria, Panama. Life has slowed down tremendously, which took some time to get used to. But, they love the climate, fresh air and their new friends - both locals and expats.

Culture Shock in Altos del Maria, Panama

One expat talks about living in Panama and warns that it's buyer beware in the real estate market. Also, ongoing power outages and limited internet access are common.

More Culture Shock Reports for Altos del Maria

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Altos del Maria handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Altos del Maria:
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Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Altos del Maria - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Altos del Maria by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Altos del Maria? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Altos del Maria? Help others moving to Altos del Maria by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Altos del Maria with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Altos del Maria, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

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Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Altos del Maria. If you are already living in Altos del Maria, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

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Overseas Retirement 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 Altos del Maria by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Altos del Maria? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Altos del Maria by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Altos del Maria? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Altos del Maria? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

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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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Expats talk about some of the biggest challenges they've faced living in Latin America. Whether you're moving to Panama City or Punta del Este, this article is a must read to help you prepare (hint: you'll be much happier if you learn the language) and adjust your expectations (realities: the roads are rough, the pace of life is slower and bureaucracy is unavoidable). Despite all of the challenges, the list of what expats like about life in Latin America far exceeds the challenges.

Expats talk about some of the biggest challenges they've faced living in Latin America. Whether you're moving to Panama City or Punta del Este, this article is a must read to help you prepare (hint:...

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People considering a move to Central America often narrow down their list to Panama and Costa Rica. Expats talk about the cost of living in Panama and Costa Rica - housing costs, gas, car, electric, internet, groceries, budgets for various lifestyles and more.

People considering a move to Central America often narrow down their list to Panama and Costa Rica. Expats talk about the cost of living in Panama and Costa Rica - housing costs, gas, car, electric, ...

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An expat retiree in Boquete, Panama offers some insight into the best way to retire abroad there. Includes information about cost of living, health care, finance, and more.

An expat retiree in Boquete, Panama offers some insight into the best way to retire abroad there. Includes information about cost of living, health care, finance, and more....

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An expat in Alta Boquete, Panama talks about choosing Alta Boquete and making the move there. She talks about what to bring and what to leave behind, one moving company to avoid and other recommendations.

An expat in Alta Boquete, Panama talks about choosing Alta Boquete and making the move there. She talks about what to bring and what to leave behind, one moving company to avoid and other recommendat...

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