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Panama City, Panama
Panama City, Panama

Moving to Panama City, Panama

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: Panama City attracts expats, digital nomads and retirees (and tourists) from all over the world. With a population of approximately 881,000 people, Panama City has a moderate cost of living and average high temperatures in the mid-to-high 80s and lows in the mid-to-high 70s. The rainy season runs from May through December, while January through April is dry. Unlike other cities in Central America, the cost of living in Panama City is comparable to many places in the US and Europe. Moving tip: rent before you buy and take traffic into consideration when deciding where to live in Panama City.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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