Living in Panama Like a Local: Real Estate, Cost of Living, Visas, Culture, and More

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Aug 22 2023 • 54 mins

Is Panama one of the best places to live in the world? Hear from International Living’s Panama Editor about the culture, cost of living, and lifestyle in Panama. She gives advice on buying or renting real estate in Panama and the most popular paths to residency, citizenship, and visas. Plus, she shares cultural insights and comparisons from her recent trip to Argentina.

As both a Panamanian citizen and American expat with Indian roots, Jessica Ramesch has a very unique perspective of life in Panama. Listen in to hear her favorite hidden gems along with recommendations for integrating with the local culture as a foreigner.

“Once you belong, you belong.” - Jessica Ramesh

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Topics Discussed in Episode 221:

  • Moving to Panama as an expat/foreigner.
  • Pros and cons of working on a cruise ship.
  • Lifestyle and cost of living in Panama City: Best parts and deal breakers.
  • Avg. rent prices and real estate in Panama.
  • Tips for finding an apartment/house as an expat.
  • How to get a visa in Panama in 2023 & Income requirements.
  • Most popular paths to residency and citizenship for expats in Panama.
  • What it’s like to live in Coronado & How it’s different from other beach towns.
  • How welcoming is Panama to foreigners and American expats?
  • Traveling to Argentina: The culture, language, and best ski destination.

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Best Places to Visit in Panama:

  • Panama City
  • Casco Viejo (Casco Antiguo) - Panama City’s Old Town
  • Restaurants: Donde José, Maito
  • Coronado & Chame - Beach towns
  • El Valle & Sorá - Mountain towns
  • Bocas del Toro
  • Portobelo
  • Chiriquí coastline

Hidden Gem in Argentina:

  • Bariloche - “The Switzerland of Argentina” (ski destination)

Other Resources:

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