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If you are thinking of relocating to Panama from the USA, Canada, Australia or a country from the European Union, you can visit Panama and stay for up to 6 months with a tourist visa. To obtain permanent residency in Panama, you must first apply for temporary residency through the following avenues:
The price of property in Panama varies depending on your budget and you can find all kinds of accommodation ranging from affordable little beach huts to expensive luxury villas in the hinterland. Most expats who live in Panama choose to buy property in gated communities which offer facilities including pools, gyms, shops and schools, as well as good security.
If you are on a budget and are not interested in buying property in a gated community in Panama just yet, a good idea is to share accommodation to save on the cost to rent an apartment. A one-bedroom apartment in the centre of Panama City will cost around $800 per month. Outside Panama City centre, you could expect to pay only $600 for the same sized accommodation.
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LIVING IN PANAMA
Like many destinations, the cost of living in Panama will depend on the lifestyle you are accustomed to, but you can certainly live comfortably on a budget of $1.000 per month. You can expect to pay a lot more for things like utilities, however, the price of a daily cup of coffee will only set you back around $3, and an average-priced dinner for two will cost only $45.
If you are immigrating to Panama alone, a good idea to save money is to share your accommodation, so you can share your utilities, also! You will not only save a lot on the cost of living in Panama as an expat, you will also make new friends.
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Finding a job in Panama is not too difficult for most people who migrate there, as many look to Panama’s largest employer – the Panama Canal, first. Panama’s economy is steadily growing and is the most stable in the region, so job opportunities can be found throughout the entire service industry, including banking, tourism and agriculture. To maximise your chances of finding a job in Panama, learning basic Spanish is also a good idea.
Public education in Panama is free of charge for its residents and citizens, and the quality is fairly good compared to neighbouring countries. When you immigrate to Panama with children, you will notice a difference between the facilities in the city compared to the country-side, but there are good options for private education and international schools for expats in Panama also.
The school system in Panama consists of:
The quality of healthcare available to expats in Panama will vary depending on where you choose to settle. In major towns and cities, it is much better than in the country-side, as Panama’s rural areas experience a shortage of medical care. Private healthcare is expensive, but provides much better facilities in Panama City and Changuinola. Before you relocate to Panama, you should make sure you take out sufficient cover in case of any emergencies during your stay, and be sure to contact your doctor to find out if you require any vaccinations before travelling to Panama.
You are permitted to drive in Panama with your foreign license and an international driving permit (IDP) for the first 90 days, before you are required to obtain a Panamanian driver’s license. Once you become a temporary resident, you will need to switch it over. For Americans moving to Panama, this can be done by requesting the form from the American Embassy and usually costs around $50. For all other countries, you should contact your nearest embassy. When requesting a Panamanian driver’s license to replace your foreign license, you will also have to provide proof of your blood-type, so if it is not listed on your local license, you will also need to obtain a blood-test first.
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