There is no more more important question about living in a place than "Is it safe?" If you don't feel safe, nothing else really matters.
Also, safety is a personal, "feeling"... Read more
A housekeeper in Mexico can charge about 150 - 200 pesos ($8 - $10) for 5-6 hours of work per day, or 1,000 - 1,500 pesos ($50 – $75) per week if she comes in every day. If the housekeeper lives with you, it... Read more
The expats in Panama are usually friendly and outgoing people and willing to help newcomers. Most come from the United States and Canada and are between 35 to 65.
The vast majority of expats come to P... Read more
In Panama, only legal residents may own and/or carry guns, as opposed to visitors and tourists. Therefore a foreigner can apply for gun ownership once he or she has satisfied immigration requirements and obtained lega... Read more
Should I keep my US bank , brokerage, investment, IRA, or retirement account if I move to Panama?
This, like many other questions posed on this site and others, has many answers, none right or w... Read more
I am wondering how many of you have changed the way you are treating your house cleaner (maid) now that the new labor law has reclassified them as EMPLOYEES? Did you create a labor contract with them? Are ... Read more
I find it humorous that most of the comments here are from people with a vested interest in either building or selling real estate here in Panama and while they are telling you about the materials used they fail to tel... Read more
If you visit Cancun or the Riviera Maya, please come and visit us at VidaLife Cancun Church, We are located in downtown Cancun, minutes away from the Cancun Hotel Zone. Our services are fully bilingual ... Read more
At this time apartments are available at much lower rates than they were two years ago. A one-bedroom apartment, walk-in closet, full kitchen with stove, frost-free refrigerator, tankless hot water at all valves... Read more
This is my 2nd time to Boquete Panama and there are definitely mosquitoes here during rainy season. I have needed my mesh tent over my bed and use of repellent all day and night. Even the locals are complain... Read more
An English-speaking doctor is only one important factor to consider in terms of access to health care.
Other important things to consider ARE:
1. Finding a doctor that kee... Read more
The price of food in San Miguel de Allende is so much less expensive than in the US.
One of the first things that I noticed when I moved here almost 10 years ago was how good everything tasted.&... Read more