The cost to rent an apartment in Coronado, Panama will range depending upon the time of the year, the length of the lease, and of course the size and type of apartment. The more amenities, the more it’s going to cost.
On average, if you’re going to do a six-month lease, you can get something in the neighborhood of US $1,500 to $2,000 a month. If you’re going to come during low season, which is May through November, you can pay $1,200 a month for a two-bedroom apartment. If you come during high season, which is December through April, plan on paying $2,400 to $2,500 a month.
Year-to-year, it’s going to be like the six-month lease, which is $1,500 to $2,000 for two bedrooms and two baths with an ocean view, whether right on the ocean or a short distance, but with a great ocean view. It will be in a gated apartment complex with amenities such as a pool and a gym. The range is between 1,000 and 1,500 square feet (about 100 to 140 square meters).
Because I have a pet, with condo living, there are places where you go take your dogs out. Having dogs, they sell things that I didn’t know existed. There are the puppy pee pads. There is fake grass that you could put on your balcony. There are places where you take your dogs down to do their business.
The dogs tend to be very happy because they get walked more than they did wherever you called home. They make friends very easily because the dogs here are much more socialized. They get used to going out. You don’t have to take them out five times a day because of the things that they sell. You want to take them out twice a day and keep the puppy pee pads on hand. The dogs get used to that.
As far as groomers go, this was a big concern for me because I have two little dogs. Groomers where I lived in Dallas charged US $65 a dog for the grooming, and then you had to pay tip on top of it. Here, you can get your dog groomed for about $15. So that’s it; a huge savings.
(Condo with a balcony for the puppies at Casa Bonita between Panama City and Coronado, pictured.)