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We asked people living in Panama to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"Full size vacuum cleaner. I brought all of my slacks. In Panama we are going through a phase of slacks and jeans with 3" zippers. If your are not wearing a thong, you better have a very long shirt. I don't have any idea when this style will change. There are no Talbot's type shops here. Shoes are reasonably priced. We wish we had brought power tools. They are more expensive here than at Home Depot. If you have a computer, bring a modem. Bring your car. Roads vary from super highways to dirt roads. New cars are expensive in Panama," remarked another expat in Boquete, Panama.

"Before moving to Panama, check basic legal documents such as passport ID, drivers license, credit card, tax return and bank statements, police record, all apostilled. If you want to open a bank account or start applying for residency, these documents will be important. Other practical stuff: Breathable t-shirts (2-3 pairs); Quick-dry shorts (1-2 pairs); 1 pair of full-length pants; Long-sleeved outer layer; Rain jacket; Light puffy jacket; Workout clothes for hikes & adventures; Bathing suits/board shorts," wrote Business Panama from Business Panama Group.

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