7 Best Places to Live in Panama in 2022
By Betsy Burlingame
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 7 great places to live in Panama.
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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.
Pros & Cons of Living in Panama
Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Panama.
Cost of Living in Panama
Expats in Panama enjoy a relatively low cost of living. However, it's important to do your research to make sure you'll actually enjoy those saving while creating a high quality of life as an expat in Panama.
8 Important Tips about Healthcare and Health Insurance in Panama
Expats in Panama offer 8 important tips about healthcare and health insurance in Panama. While the quality of healthcare varies, there are world class doctors and facilities throughout Panama. Health insurance is much less expensive in Panama. Doctors visits (with and without insurance) are very affordable. The one negative seems to be that medications can be more expensive that in the U.S. Despite these pros and cons, many expats.mentioned that people have healthier lifestyles in Panama - cleaner air, cleaner water, fresh produce and less stress.
7 Things to Know Before You Move to Panama
Do you have to buy a round trip ticket when moving to Panama? How difficult is it to bring my dog? Should I buy a home in Panama? Can I find health insurance that covers me in Panama and my home country when I travel back to visit relatives?
Thanksgiving in Panama
American expats.in Panama can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal at these restaurants.
I and my husband moved to Panama eight years ago. We live on a small island named Taboga which is only 30 minutes from Panama City by ferry. Our island does not receive a lot of write ups but it is a lovely getaway for the day or week if you are looking for somewhere close to go for nice beaches and out of the hustle and bustle of the city!
I came from Ottawa climate in Canada to spend a few months in Volcan.
Volcan can be really TOO cool at night in February and WINDY. No need for airconditioning but you need some warm pyjamas and wool coverings.
Why ? this is due to Panama home constructions where windows leave many gaps and wooden doors leave many air vents.
Volcan is great during the day but really cool and dead in the evenings after 8 p.m. unless you own a car to spend time in David for the weekend evenings.
This is a very informative article Betsy.
My family and I are considering a relocation
to Panama. I see you have a child. How does
he like living there?
Are there jobs for medical professions? I am
a Nurse Practitioner in the states and would
love to work part-time.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
i just found this site . i am austrian and living in usa , i love this site only used it once and already like the information . i think its great thanks a lot. looking to find a place to move to or vacation place . did a fare share of moving and know how to get roots in a new place . Thanks eric
hi all need help.. wife and i are looking to visit next year to review Panama..any computer programming or technology jobs in these areas?
Great information Betsy. Thanks! I will be visiting the towns you mention in Feb. from Michigan. Really looking forward to it.
Great article. Looking to rent a condo in Panama City. Any recommendations of a realtor??
Looking for a place in Bocas del Toro to rent, something small around $500 or less, furnished, allows a pet (cat). If you know of a realtor or management company, info would be greatly appreciated. [email protected]