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 4.22 B/. ($4.22)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.45 B/. ($1.45)
12 eggs, large 2.44 B/. ($2.44)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.95 B/. ($2.95)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5.59 B/. ($5.59)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3.88 B/. ($3.88)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 2.20 B/. ($2.20)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.27 B/. ($1.27)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 9 B/. ($9)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.27 B/. ($2.27)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.67 B/. ($1.67)
Housing [Edit]
PAB USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,607 B/. ($1,607)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,239 B/. ($1,239)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 167 B/. ($167)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,159 B/. ($1,159)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 826 B/. ($826)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 139 B/. ($139)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 37 B/. ($37)
40” flat screen TV 333 B/. ($333)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 128 B/. ($128)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 12 B/. ($12)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4.45 B/. ($4.45)
Clothes [Edit]
PAB USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 64 B/. ($64)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 46 B/. ($46)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 91 B/. ($91)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 103 B/. ($103)
Transportation [Edit]
PAB USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 18,790 B/. ($18,790)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 0.70 B/. ($0.70)
Monthly ticket public transport 19 B/. ($19)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 13 B/. ($13)
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) 32 B/. ($32)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 43 B/. ($43)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 7 B/. ($7)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5.10 B/. ($5.10)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 7 B/. ($7)
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.66 B/. ($2.66)
Tube of toothpaste 3.13 B/. ($3.13)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10 B/. ($10)
Entertainment [Edit]
PAB USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 37 B/. ($37)
2 tickets to the movies 12 B/. ($12)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 56 B/. ($56)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 72 B/. ($72)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8 B/. ($8)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3.70 B/. ($3.70)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4.81 B/. ($4.81)
iPod nano 16GB 205 B/. ($205)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.23 B/. ($0.23)
1 month of gym membership in business district 70 B/. ($70)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.05 B/. ($5.05)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 809 prices entered by 98 different people.
Latest price update: August 17, 2017.

Panama City position in our World Ranking

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169th
out of 307
latin america
8th
out of 52

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