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An Expat Talks about Moving to
Nueva Gorgona , Panama
May 28, 2019
An expat talks about moving to Nueva Gorgona and advises newcomers to rent before buying so that you can move if you don't end up liking the neighborhood. We couldn't agree more with this advice!
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.
Wish we would have brought an Amazon Firestick for TV, Small kitchen items and any electronics we might have wanted. Things we didn't need to bring, lots of shoes, a dress suit, the one I DID bring won't fit now, and dishes.
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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
RENT FIRST before you buy. Rent for several months in several areas before you buy.
What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?
We currently live in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo on the 17th floor at the beach
How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?
The first condo we found in Nueva Gorgona was through VRBO. We didn't know a lot about the area here, but we rented so if we decided it wasn't for us, we could always move to another area. After that, it's been by word of mouth that we have found places to live.
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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?
Housing costs are still lower than the U.S. Smaller homes in town run 300 to 800 per month to rent. Condos rent from 900 to 1800 per month to rent. Condos for sale between 200k to 450k, depending on amenities and the floor.
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When I read about Expats living without a car, I wonder how do they get groceries, are the stores close by, and what about the rainy months?