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Altos del Maria, Panama

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: Altos del Maria, Panama is a peaceful mountain community with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Expats love the laid-back lifestyle, the friendly locals, and the abundance of outdoor activities. The weather in Altos del Maria is typically mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 to $2,000 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is typically around $500 to $700 per month, while a two bedroom apartment can range from $700 to $1,000 per month. The population of Altos del Maria is around 5,000 people.

What do I need to know about living in Altos del Maria?

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

"Expats should be aware that Altos del Maria is a mountainous region, so the climate can be quite cool and wet. It is important to research the cost of living in the area, as it can be higher than other parts of Panama. Additionally, expats should be aware that the area is quite remote, so access to amenities and services may be limited. It is also important to research the local laws and regulations, as well as the availability of healthcare and other services. Finally, expats should be aware that the local language is Spanish, so it is important to learn the language before retiring in Altos del Maria," explained one expat living in Altos del Maria, Panama.

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About the Author

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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