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The Cost Of Living In Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama

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Apartment Or House Ownership Budget (For A Couple)

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Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Mortgage Not included here as too variable.
HOA Fees US$0.80 to US$3 per square meter. Highly variable.
Property Taxes 1.75% to 2.1%
Transportation US$102.80 Highly variable:
Two gas refills a month: US$52.80 ($2.20 per gallon)
Insurance: $50 per month.
Gas (domestic) US$200 All utilities combined: gas, electricity (with air conditioning), and water.
Electricity Included in gas price.
Water Included in gas price.
Cell Phone US$35 Including 500 minutes, unlimited data, and flexible contract with Cable & Wireless.
Internet US$60 Including Wi-Fi, HD TV (173 channels), and landline with 200 minutes with Cable & Wireless.
Cable TV Included in internet price.
Household Help US$90 Three 3-hour cleaner visits a week.
Entertainment US$538 Eating out twice a week: US$392. Drinks twice a week: US$128. Movie theatre trip twice a month: US$18 (US$4.50 per ticket).
Groceries US$260 Basic items for a couple, with shopping trips four times a month.
Gym Membership US$75
Medical Appointment US$30
TOTAL US$1,605.80 HOA fees charged at US$2.15 a month for a 100-square-meter property. Property taxes not included.

Apartment Or House Rental Budget (For A Couple)

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Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Rent US$1,800 Two-bedroom apartment in neighborhood center.
Transportation US$102.80 Highly variable:
Two gas refills a month: US$52.80 ($2.20 per gallon)
Insurance: $50 per month.
Gas US$200 All utilities combined: gas, electricity (with air conditioning), and water.
Electricity Included in gas price.
Water Included in gas price.
Cell Phone US$35 Including 500 minutes, unlimited data, and flexible contract with Cable & Wireless.
Internet US$60 Including Wi-Fi, HD TV (173 channels), and landline with 200 minutes with Cable & Wireless.
Cable TV Included in internet price.
Household Help US$90 Three 3-hour cleaner visits a week.
Entertainment US$538 Eating out twice a week: US$392. Drinks twice a week: US$128. Movie theatre trip twice a month: US$18 (US$4.50 per ticket).
Groceries US$260 Basic items for a couple, with shopping trips four times a month.
Gym Membership US$75
Medical Appointment US$30
Total US$3,190.80

Penny-Pincher’s Budget (Bare Minimum Costs, For A Couple)

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Expense Monthly Costs Notes
Rent US$1,200 One-bedroom apartment, fringe of neighborhood.
Transportation US$75 Using the metro, bus, and occasional taxis.
Gas US$150 Includes all utilities: electricity (not using air conditioning often), gas, and water.
Electricity Included in gas price.
Water Included in gas price.
Cell Phone US$15 Pay as you go.
Internet
Cable TV
Entertainment US$178 Eating out twice a week at inexpensive restaurants (US$120), drinks twice a week (US$40, domestic beer only), movie theatre trip once a month (US$18, US$4.50 per ticket).
Groceries US$120 Basic items for a couple, with shopping trips at discount stores twice a month.
TOTAL US$1,738

 

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