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Cost of Living in Panama

Cost of living in Panama is 28.54% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Panama is 20.37% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.00 $ 4.40-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 $ 25.00-55.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $ 5.45-6.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.50 $ 1.00-2.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 1.50-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.62 $ 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.07 $ 0.80-1.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.03 $ 0.80-1.25
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.44 $ 4.73-6.44
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.78 $ 1.36-2.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.84 $ 0.57-1.09
Eggs (12) 2.09 $ 1.87-2.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.36 $ 2.04-4.54
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.51 $ 2.50-4.31
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.67 $ 2.18-4.54
Apples (1 lb) 1.51 $ 0.75-2.04
Banana (1 lb) 0.44 $ 0.23-0.68
Oranges (1 lb) 0.82 $ 0.53-1.13
Tomato (1 lb) 1.36 $ 0.76-2.04
Potato (1 lb) 0.82 $ 0.45-1.13
Onion (1 lb) 0.80 $ 0.60-1.13
Lettuce (1 head) 1.36 $ 1.00-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.52 $ 1.05-1.90
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.74 $ 6.00-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.69 $ 0.55-0.90
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.90 $ 1.10-2.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 4.62 $ 4.00-5.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.35 $ 0.25-0.35
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 21.50 $ 10.50-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.77 $ 1.00-2.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 $ 1.61-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12.00 $ 10.00-20.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.86 $ 2.42-3.60
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 $ 15,000.00-20,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 80.16 $ 40.00-130.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.08-0.15
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 39.18 $ 29.99-50.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.87 $ 45.00-90.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.28 $ 8.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.00 $ 4.50-7.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48.95 $ 30.00-65.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.44 $ 22.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.74 $ 65.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 73.24 $ 60.00-100.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 970.69 $ 600.00-1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 540.62 $ 300.00-800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,848.28 $ 1,200.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,083.65 $ 650.00-1,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 174.83 $ 139.35-204.38
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 125.00 $ 92.90-167.22
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 671.47 $ 500.00-800.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.35 4.50-6.25

Prices in Panama

These data are based on 1536 entries in the past 18 months from 177 different contributors.
Last update: May, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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