Panama City, Panama
Panama City, Panama
Panama City, Panama

Panama City, Panama

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: People in Panama City are often described as "friendly" and "welcoming." With a population of approximately 881,000, Panama City, Panama 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. Many individuals that move to Panama City like that there is a broad international composition to the expat community. There are a lot of options for transportation around the city.

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What do I need to know about living in Panama City?

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

"Do not be surprised by the most modern technological society living in a first class environment," mentioned another expat in Panama City.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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