Panama City - Post Report Question and Answers

Can you save money?

NO! - Oct 2015

I don't think so. - Jun 2015

Not really, the cost of living is suprisngly high. - May 2015

I would have to say no. - Sep 2014

Not really as things aren't as cheap as you would expect, and you have so many different restaurants to go and the biggest mall in Latin America. - Jul 2014

If you don't want to travel too much outside of Panama, sure. Panama is somehow ranked among the cheapest cities to live, but we find the cost of living to be very similar to the U.S. (DC). If you live like an American, it will cost the same. If you live like a Panamanian then it can be pretty cheap but your quality of life is much lower. - Mar 2014

Not if you're out enjoying the country. - Jan 2013

Potentially. - Sep 2011

For embassy folks, its a zero-differential post, so not really. - Apr 2010

yes if you don't travel back to the US often - Dec 2009

Somewhat. On labor costs there is a huge savings. Gas is high, as well as groceries. I have found great bargains on clothes in the Albrook Mall and at Sak's. - May 2008

No, not if you want to enjoy yourself. - Apr 2008


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