FAQ About Living In Panama

Updated: June 28, 2017

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These FAQs will answer many of your Panama questions.

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1) What Is The Cost Of Living In Panama?

This is one of our most popular questions.
Here are 5 posts on the subject to explore.

2) How Can I Make Money In Panama?

Also check out these posts for answers

3) What Is Health Care Like In Panama?

4) Obamacare?

  • Does living in Panama make me exempt from Obamacare? (US Citizens only)

  • How do I qualify for an exemption?

  • Do I need to do anything?

5) Do I Qualify For Panama’s Pensionado Visa?

  • What is the Pensionado Visa program

  • What age do I have to be to qualify?

  • Are its benefits and discounts mostly hype?

6) 4 Options For Your Panama Resident Visa

  • 4 most common visas, including the Pensionado and Friendly Nations Visa

7)  What Do I Need To Do To Move To Panama

A great checklist that covers everything, including

  • What should you do with all your stuff?

  • What should you bring with you?

  • How about my mail, my pet, and my taxes?

8) How Do You Buy Property In Panama?

  • A detailed guide to the process

9) Is It Safe To Buy ROP Property?

  • What precautions can you take?

10) What To Do To Safeguard ROP Real Estate?

  • Do these 3 things IMMEDIATELY after buying ROP property

11) How To Title Property In Panama?

  • You must complete a number of steps. But none of them are difficult.
    You will need a good lawyer.

12) About Building A House In Panama

13 ) Taxes in Panama

14)  Taxes in USA

15) 18 Ways To Finance Real Estate In Panama

  • Self directed IRAs, Cash out Refinancing, and other ways

16) How To Get A Mortgage Loan In Panama?

  • What are the 2 factors that determines if you will get a loan

  • What documents will you need?

  • Do you need to be a resident?

17) How To Open A Bank Account In Panama?

  • Can Americans open a bank account?

  • What documents do I need to bring from “home”?

18) How Can I Transport My Pet To Panama?

There are alot of regulations and organizations involved

19) Should I Bring My Car To Panama?

  • The why and why nots

20) How To Buy A Used Car In Panama?

  • There are 7 steps to buying a car in Panama

21) What Is It Like To Drive In Panama?

  • What are the rules?

  • Is it safe to drive in Panama?

22) What About Panama Culture, Traditions & Rituals?

This is a big topic.  Here are some of my related posts.

23) How Do I Get To Puerto Armuelles?

  • How to drive from David to Puerto Armuelles?

  • Do I need to go thru Costa Rica?

  • What do I need to show at Police check points?

24) Is Panama Safe?

  • How safe is Panama?

  • Is the crime rate high in Panama?

  • Is the government & currency stable?

25) Guns In Panama

  • Can I bring my guns into Panama?

  • Do I need a permit?

  • What are the rules about gun ownership in Panama?

26) Where To Live in Panama?

  • What are my choices?

27) What Is Panama’s 10 Kilometer rule?

  • Is Puerto Armuelles inside or outside 10K line?

  • Can you buy property within 10K of the border?

28) What Is The Weather or Climate Like?

  • Did you know Panama has hundreds of microclimates?

  • Also, you take the online weather reports with a huge grain of salt.

29) What About Learning Spanish?

Click one of the links below for more on learning Spanish

30) Should I Move To Panama? Will I Be Happy?

  • Take our quiz to find out

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I can’t seem to find any airlines serving David. Everything I see terminates in Panama City. What do you recommend?

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