Cost of living in Panama City, Panama

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 10 B/.
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 6 B/.
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3.71 B/.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.33 B/.
12 eggs, large 2.42 B/.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.33 B/.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7 B/.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.58 B/.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.29 B/.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.18 B/.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11 B/.
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.19 B/.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.68 B/.
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,523 B/.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,121 B/.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 173 B/.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,421 B/.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 892 B/.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 120 B/.
Internet 8MB (1 month) 36 B/.
40” flat screen TV 415 B/.
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 112 B/.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 9 B/.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4.08 B/.
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 54 B/.
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 49 B/.
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 74 B/.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 77 B/.
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 19,270 B/.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 0.73 B/.
Monthly ticket public transport 28 B/.
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 12 B/.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 7 B/.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 30 B/.
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 37 B/.
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7 B/.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3.97 B/.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5.79 B/.
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.68 B/.
Tube of toothpaste 2.75 B/.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 11 B/.
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 40 B/.
2 tickets to the movies 12 B/.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 37 B/.
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 71 B/.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8 B/.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4.18 B/.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.52 B/.
iPod nano 16GB 256 B/.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.26 B/.
1 month of gym membership in business district 60 B/.
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.19 B/.
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 748 prices entered by 50 different people.
Latest price update: May 30, 2016.

Panama City position in our World Ranking

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136th
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4th
out of 41

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