Last updated on May 05, 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.
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:
"Expats considering retiring in Coronado should be aware that the cost of living is relatively low compared to other countries. It is important to research the local laws and regulations to ensure that all necessary paperwork is in order. Additionally, it is important to familiarize oneself with the local culture and customs to ensure a smooth transition. Healthcare is also an important factor to consider, as there are both public and private healthcare options available. Finally, it is important to research the local housing market to find the best option for one's needs," wrote one member in Coronado.
"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 one expat who made the move to Coronado.
What do I need to know before moving to Coronado?
About the Author
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.
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