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Panama City
Inexpensive, cosmopolitan and known for friendly locals, Panama’s capital city has long been popular for expats, retirees and remote workers. It has all the historical landmarks, cobblestone streets, tree-lined plazas and colonial architecture to create a charming environment and all the modern conveniences, hip cafes, multicultural food and vibrant nightlife to make one comfortable. Situated on the Bay of Panama, the views are impressive and for many, Panama City doesn’t feel much different than a major city in North America. There’s a big community of remote workers to hang out with as well, making it easy to integrate into the social fabric of the city.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 2363 2359 2200 ${ selected_currency } per month in Panama City, with an average rent of 1038 1036 966 ${ selected_currency }.
Rent
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 1038 1036 966
Groceries
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 236 236 220
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 372 371 346
Cafe
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 43 43 40
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 157 157 146
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 21 21 20
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 12 12 11
Taxis
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 48 48 45
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 0 0 0
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 35 35 33
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 9 9 8
Nightlife
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 117 117 109
Gym
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 37 37 34
Yoga
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 163 163 152
Massage
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 75 75 70
TOTAL
${ selected_currency } 2363 2359 2200
Average weather in Panama City
Most common months to visit: December - April
What to know
Population
880,691
Main airport
Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Language
Spanish
Tap water
Not drinkable
Tipping
10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps
Uber, Tu Chofer