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 3.89 B/.
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.43 B/.
12 eggs, large 2.48 B/.
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.78 B/.
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5.50 B/.
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4.62 B/.
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.93 B/.
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.32 B/.
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 13 B/.
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.31 B/.
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.80 B/.
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,606 B/.
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,181 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 1,200 B/.
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 843 B/.
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 105 B/.
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 37 B/.
40” flat screen TV 365 B/.
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 108 B/.
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10 B/.
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3.62 B/.
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 64 B/.
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 45 B/.
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 81 B/.
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 97 B/.
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 18,462 B/.
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 0.70 B/.
Monthly ticket public transport 25 B/.
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 14 B/.
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 7 B/.
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 33 B/.
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 47 B/.
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7 B/.
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4.53 B/.
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 7 B/.
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.77 B/.
Tube of toothpaste 3.00 B/.
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10 B/.
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 37 B/.
2 tickets to the movies 12 B/.
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 55 B/.
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 64 B/.
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8 B/.
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.63 B/.
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5.02 B/.
iPod nano 16GB 191 B/.
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.24 B/.
1 month of gym membership in business district 66 B/.
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.05 B/.
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 675 prices entered by 88 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2017.

Panama City position in our World Ranking

the world
115th
out of 216
latin america
7th
out of 30

Cheapest and most expensive products in Panama City compared to other cities:

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3rd
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3rd
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1st
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