Cost of living in Panama City, Panama

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 12 B/.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 5.79 B/.
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.09 B/.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.30 B/.
12 eggs, large 2.32 B/.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.10 B/.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5.55 B/.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.84 B/.
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 2.51 B/.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.71 B/.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11 B/.
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.04 B/.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.46 B/.
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,636 B/.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 145 B/.
Internet 8MB (1 month) 49 B/.
40” flat screen TV 438 B/.
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 107 B/.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10 B/.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5.97 B/.
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 134 B/.
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 58 B/.
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 72 B/.
1 pair of leather business shoes 78 B/.
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 22,020 B/.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 0.83 B/.
Monthly ticket public transport 45 B/.
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 12 B/.
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 7 B/.
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 5.83 B/.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3.22 B/.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 6 B/.
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.57 B/.
Tube of toothpaste 2.38 B/.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 12 B/.
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 29 B/.
2 tickets to the movies 10 B/.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 71 B/.
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert 58 B/.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8 B/.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.62 B/.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.10 B/.
iPod nano 16GB 168 B/.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.19 B/.
1 month of gym membership in business district 62 B/.
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.02 B/.
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 2,255 prices entered by 181 different people.
Latest price update: July 07, 2015.

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