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Coronado, Panama

Coronado, Panama

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 21, 2023

Summary: Coronado, Panama is a beautiful beach town with a laid-back atmosphere. Expats love the relaxed lifestyle, the friendly locals, the stunning beaches, and the abundance of outdoor activities. The weather in Coronado is typically warm and sunny, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-90s 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 Coronado is around 10,000 people.

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What do I need to know about living in Coronado?

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

"Panama is NOT a good place for people with a "Service Dog" or a "Guide Dog". In general, many people are scared of all dogs because most dogs in Panama are GUARD DOGS for their property. Panama is behind the times in its thinking about "Service Dogs". In Canada (and the USA) all Service and Guide dogs are accepted everywhere. People who have such a "partner" really need that dog in their life. He is their "lifeline". They are highly trained and do not bother other people. Their main interest is the care of their owner! They DO NOT have "accidents" and they do not bother other people. 99% of the time they are very friendly with all people they meet. In Canada & USA the Service Dogs are fully accepted and allowed to go everywhere their owner wants to go. That includes all stores, clinics, businesses and restaurants. This is a fact of the 20th Century. Panama needs to catch up! These dogs are highly trained and get to need their owner as much as the owner needs them," remarked another expat who made the move to Coronado.

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Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Coronado accepting of differences?

"Yes, the people are great. But, they are behind the times in one particular area - see the last box," mentioned another expat in Coronado.

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What are the pros and cons of living in Coronado?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Coronado responded:

"I find the Coronado Panama area to have lot's of amenities & friendly native people. Most everything we need is here, but if not, it is a 1.5 hour drive to Panama City. Wish the beaches had bigger waves! Love that the currency is the US dollar," remarked another expat in Coronado.

"As a senior citizen we receive a Government mandated "senior discount" of 20% meds , 25% restaurants (no booze) Movies 50% and many more -- We live in a gated community on +/-1,400 sq m property in a 4 bdrm 3 bathroom home with pool our monthly Maint or club dues $140.Yearly real Estate taxes +/-$25 per YEAR Auto insurance cheaper Food is not cheap since most is imported over all its a great place. One great advantage is that the circulating currency is the US dollar!!," added one expat living in Coronado.

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What advice to expats in Coronado have about housing?

"For sure rent for awhile before you buy a house, to get to know the different areas first. Plus be sure you can deal with the weather," added one expat living in Coronado.

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Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Coronado?

"Health insurance is not accepted by providers of care. Have Tricare which is military insurance world wide and is part of the Hopkins network so we thought the private hospital that says they are part of Hopkins would accept it. We were sadly mistaken and had the worst experience of our life. If you compare US costs and Panama cost, yes, it is less expensive. But, it is still expensive if you have to pay for surgery before any care is rendered. ," mentioned another expat living in Coronado.

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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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