Panama regularly snags the #1 spot in International Living‘s Retirement Index thanks to its top-notch infrastructure, low cost of living, tropical climate, wide variety of options for where to live, and proximity to the U.S. Expats and digital nomads can choose to live along one of two coastlines, on myriad islands, in mountain villages, or in the heart of one of the world’s most sophisticated and cosmopolitan cities. In addition to the lower costs of almost everything, from food to housing to medicine, you also won’t lose a dime on the exchange rate — Panama’s currency is the U.S. dollar. Healthcare here is fantastic and affordable, a big draw for retirees. Those who prefer peace and quiet or efficiency may need to adjust their expectations.
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Healthcare & Insurance in Panama for Expats & Immigrants
Healthcare in Panama is considered to be some of the best in Latin America, which is especially impressive given its small population of 4.5 million. Johns Hopkins Medicine, which is considered the gold standard [...]
2023 Guide to Panama Residency Visas
For those looking to make Panama their new permanent home, the government offers a huge variety of residency visas. I would venture to say it's almost TOO many, but I guess it's always good [...]
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