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Panadura, Sri Lanka

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: People describe Panadura, Sri Lanka as a peaceful and beautiful coastal town. Expats love the friendly locals, the laid-back atmosphere, and the stunning beaches. The weather in Panadura is typically hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,000 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $400 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $500 USD per month. The approximate population of Panadura is around 100,000 people.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Panadura, they said:

"Before retiring in Panadura, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is generally lower than in other parts of the country. It is important to research the local healthcare system and ensure that adequate medical care is available. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs, as well as the language, to ensure a smooth transition. It is also important to research the local housing market and find out what type of accommodation is available. Finally, expats should ensure that they have the necessary visas and permits to live and work in Sri Lanka," said one expat who made the move to Panadura.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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