The cost to rent an apartment in Boquete depends on several factors: location, whether it’s furnished or unfurnished, and if you are renting for short term or long term. If you are renting on a short-term basis, it tends to be more expensive compared to renting long term. In general, you can find apartments ranging from US $700 to $3,000 a month.
With a budget of $700 a month, you can rent an apartment with two bedrooms and one bathroom in a non-gated community. It wouldn’t be within walking distance to town and it would be unfurnished. The utilities are not usually included. It may include water and garbage collection but you will have to pay for your Internet and electricity.
In the gated communities like Los Molinos, you could get a two-bedroom condo that is fully furnished for $1,000 a month. That also includes water and garbage collection but you will pay for your electricity and Internet. Los Molinos is a nice gated community with great amenities such as a swimming pool, restaurants, trails, tennis courts, and a country club.
With a budget of $1,500 per month, you could rent a two-bedroom and two and a half bathroom home in Los Molinos on a long-term basis. It would have open areas. It will be fully furnished and with complete appliances. Water and garbage collection are also included. It is also possible that you get a discount at the country club and the restaurants if you rent in Los Molinos. You could get a larger home for the same amount if you are going to rent outside of Los Molinos. The price difference depends on a location because if the house is located in Boquete Town, it would probably be a smaller house but if you live outside or Boquete, you will find bigger homes to rent for the same price.
(Happy hour at a Los Molinos restaurant, near Boquete, Panama, pictured.)