Cost of living in Panama City, Panama

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Food [Edit]
PAB USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 9 B/. ($9)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 6 B/. ($6)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3.87 B/. ($3.87)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.56 B/. ($1.56)
12 eggs, large 2.58 B/. ($2.58)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.89 B/. ($2.89)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 6 B/. ($6)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.88 B/. ($3.88)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.90 B/. ($1.90)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.43 B/. ($1.43)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 9 B/. ($9)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.19 B/. ($2.19)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.72 B/. ($1.72)
Housing [Edit]
PAB USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,708 B/. ($1,708)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,174 B/. ($1,174)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 190 B/. ($190)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,285 B/. ($1,285)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 842 B/. ($842)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 168 B/. ($168)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 38 B/. ($38)
40” flat screen TV 305 B/. ($305)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 101 B/. ($101)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 14 B/. ($14)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4.81 B/. ($4.81)
Clothes [Edit]
PAB USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 59 B/. ($59)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 36 B/. ($36)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 77 B/. ($77)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 113 B/. ($113)
Transportation [Edit]
PAB USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 18,487 B/. ($18,487)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 0.76 B/. ($0.76)
Monthly ticket public transport 24 B/. ($24)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 14 B/. ($14)
Personal Care [Edit]
PAB USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 7 B/. ($7)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 35 B/. ($35)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 45 B/. ($45)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7 B/. ($7)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.91 B/. ($5.91)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 7 B/. ($7)
4 rolls of toilet paper 3.18 B/. ($3.18)
Tube of toothpaste 3.27 B/. ($3.27)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 11 B/. ($11)
Entertainment [Edit]
PAB USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 35 B/. ($35)
2 tickets to the movies 12 B/. ($12)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 54 B/. ($54)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 75 B/. ($75)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8 B/. ($8)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4.78 B/. ($4.78)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4.30 B/. ($4.30)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 611 B/. ($611)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.22 B/. ($0.22)
1 month of gym membership in business district 69 B/. ($69)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.08 B/. ($5.08)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 692 prices entered by 86 different people.
Latest price update: December 18, 2017.

Panama City position in our World Ranking

the world
180th
out of 343
latin america
7th
out of 55

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