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What do I need to know before retiring in Panama?

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

"Come and visit! I guarantee it is nothing like where you live. The culture is very different than the US and the systems and structures can sometimes make no sense at all. If you can't roll with things when they go wrong or get frustrating, it may not be for you," explained one expat living in Boquete, Panama.

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"Before retiring in Panama, consider visa requirements, cost of living, healthcare system, climate, legal and financial aspects, housing options, activities for retirees, and familiarize yourself with the language and local culture. With proper planning, you can enjoy a successful retirement in Panama," wrote Moises Alvarado N. from Panama Legal Business (PANLEB).

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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.

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