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Cost of living 2018 in Panama

Hello everyone,

As per our annual tradition, we invite you to share your experiences and tell us more about the average prices of products and services in your town/city/area, so that we have updated information regarding cost of living and inflation in Panama.

Thanks to your contribution, future expats in Panama will be more informed and will be able to refine their budget and better prepare for their big move.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Panama?

How much does it cost to buy an apartment or a house in Panama?

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?

What is your monthly budget for groceries?

How much does it cost to see a doctor/dentist/physician/specialist in Panama?

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?

How much does childcare cost on average per month?

What is your child's schooling budget per month?

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays?

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?

How much does a gym membership cost in Panama?

Thank you for sharing your experience.

Priscilla

We did a full blog post on our cost of living in Boquete here:

http://latitudeadjustmentblog.com/2017/ … live-here/

16 questions! I was overwhelmed half way through. I also have cost of living posts on my blog,  but everyone has different spending habits so there isn’t one answer for everyone.

How much does it cost to rent an apartment or a house in Panama?   n/a

How much does it cost to buy an apartment or a house in Panama?  550,000 (big house)

How much do you pay on average for public transportation (bus, subway, train, tram, taxi)?   n/a

How much do you pay for basic food items such as rice, bread, and pasta?  those are  regulated  prices, 

What is your monthly budget for groceries? 450.00

How much does it cost to see a doctor/dentist/physician/specialist in Panama?  in  hospitals  specialist 65.00,   in  clinics  is  15  for  generalist

How much do you pay for health insurance per month?  n/a

How much does childcare cost on average per month?  n/a

What is your child's schooling budget per month?   n/a

How much does it cost to fill up your car’s fuel tank?  small celerio  28.00,  large  suv 44.00

How much do you pay for electricity/gas/water etc., per month?  electricity 150,  gas bottle 25lb.  4.75,  water 14.00

How much do you pay for your internet and phone subscription?  80.00

How much do you pay for your lunch pack on weekdays? 5.00

How much do you pay for an espresso coffee?  2.50

How much do you pay for a cinema ticket?  2.50 jubilado

How much does a gym membership cost in Panama?  n/a

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