Panama City - Post Report Question and Answers

Morale among expats:

This varies. I find most people coming from developed countries have a harder time here. Panama is a modern, well-developed country, but it's not the same as the U.S. or Europe, and there are many frustrations from traffic, poor infrastructure, power outages, poor customer service, different adherence to time. Also the more Spanish you speak the better. People who get out more and enjoy the great things Panama has to offer seem to appreciate the country most. The traffic can be excruciating, and some people drive like real jerks, so people with long commutes are pretty unhappy, too. - Jan 2013

Pretty good. I think many are frustrated by Panamanians within the city. - Sep 2011

Good. Better since we´ve gotten some better options for housing. - Apr 2010

depends on the day but overall it is ok - Dec 2009

Good I think. At least in our area. - May 2008

Seems to vary. The morale at the US Embassy seems to be poor compared to other posts we've been assigned to. - Apr 2008


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