Panama City, Panama
By Betsy Burlingame
Global nomads, retirees and expats.are attracted to Panama City for many reasons. Our Guide to Living in Panama City, Panama covers the Best Places to Live, Schools, Healthcare, Cost of Living, Transportation and more.
Panama City Guide
Expats, digital nomads & retirees talk about what it's like living in Panama City.
Best Places to Live in Panama City, Panama
Learn which neighborhoods rank as the best places to live in Panama City according to expats. Plus, learn which two neighborhoods may not fit the bill despite one of them being one of the most popular tourist destinations in Panama City.
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Panama on our Panama forum - meet people, get advice and help others.
Help others in Panama by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Panama.
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.
Hello, I am a male professional (psychologist and teacher) who just arrived in Panama (in January) and plans to be in here for at least 3-6 months. I want to use this time to really get to know what it’s like to live and work in Panama because, in the not-too-distant future, I may choose to settle down here, or possibly split my time between the US and Panama. My Spanish is pretty fluent; my biggest difficulty is understanding when people speak rapidly (this is something I’d really like to improve on—does anyone know of any advanced-level Spanish conversation groups?). I have a very strong interest in the arts; besides loving film festivals, live theatre, and listening to music (such as classical, jazz/blues, and flamenco guitar), and I sometimes act, direct, and write poetry. I’ll be supporting myself while in Panama by doing psychotherapy with Americans online, but I am also very interested in exploring other possibilities (such as teaching at an international school and/or doing therapy with expats). Some of my other interests include travel (especially to beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and hot springs), fine dining on a budget, and great coffee! I am very open to making new friends; send me a message on here, then we can chat by phone or on WhatsApp, have coffee, etc.