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Yes, It is Cheaper to Live in Panama than the US

You will hear two very different things, depending on who you talk to, about the cost of living in Panama. Some people will tell you it’s the cheapest place on earth, while others will insist it’s crazy expensive. Neither of those people will be entirely right, but a new study released by Movehub, backs up […]

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US Embassy to Host Free FATCA Overview with IRS Officials

American Citizen Services at the US Embassy in Panama invites American Citizens to attend a free overview of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) that will be hosted by representatives of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The event is on Tuesday, January 27th from 2pm-4pm, and will be held at the TRYP Hotel in Albrook […]

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The Top 5 Visas Expats Use to Move to Panama

One of the topics I get asked to write about a lot is the different visas that foreigners can use to move to Panama. I’ve been hesitant to do this in the past, as I am not a lawyer, and not 100% versed in the law. However I believe it will be a good addition to […]

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Voting From Abroad As An American

Disclaimer: This guide is provided for information purposes only, and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. However, all information should be verified with your local election officials before being accepted as fact. With the November 4th elections coming around, this article is long overdue. However, if you have not yet requested your overseas […]

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10 Great Restaurants in Panama City

Earlier this week, I wrote my guide to “Dining Out on a Budget.” There are plenty of places you can eat in Panama where the cost of your meal will be only a few dollars. However, even those of us who are watching our budgets like to dine out at nice restaurants every now and […]

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Safety in Panama

There are few topics more hotly debated in ExPat forums that the issue of how safe Panama is for ExPats. It is an issue a wide range of opinions on, particularly when it comes to a discussion of crime in Panama. When these discussions happen, I tend to side with those who believe that Panama […]

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6 Ways to Learn Spanish for Free

Author’s Note: This blog specifically addresses living in Panama, but the same advice contained here can apply to any ExPat moving to any Spanish speaking country in the world.  UPDATE 12/27: I have created a Spanish Study Group for expats on Facebook so we can all support each other as we are learning. Feel free […]

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Vacation Guide: Soberania National Park

Right outside of Panama City is a gem that few ExPats know about: Soberania National Park. About a 20-25 minute drive from the center of Panama City (where we live), Soberania National Park has all of the nature you miss living in the city. My wife and I took a day trip there on Sunday […]