Cost of Living Comparison

BZD
COMPARED TO
PAB

Belmopan is 45.4% more expensive than Panama City.

If you lived in Panama City instead of Belmopan, you would:
local_dining

pay 64.7% more for restaurants

  Belmopan help_outline Panama City help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $5.00
$9.99
$10.00
PAB10.00
+100.0%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.00
$9.99
$7.00
PAB7.00
+40.0%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.00
$2.00
$1.30
PAB1.30
+30.5%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.75
$1.50
$1.05
PAB1.05
+40.0%

Belmopan vs. Panama City - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 15.5% more for groceries

  Belmopan help_outline Panama City help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.88
$1.75
$1.71
PAB1.71
+95.3%
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.26
$6.50
$4.29
PAB4.29
+31.7%
Milk (1 gallon) $4.73
$9.45
$5.65
PAB5.65
+19.5%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.88
$3.75
$2.07
PAB2.07
+10.2%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $5.90
$11.79
$2.80
PAB2.80
-52.5%
Apples (1 lb) $0.91
$1.81
$1.65
PAB1.65
+82.1%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.23
$0.45
$0.56
PAB0.56
+148.7%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.23
$0.45
$1.23
PAB1.23
+443.5%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.45
$0.91
$1.31
PAB1.31
+188.2%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.34
$0.68
$0.74
PAB0.74
+117.8%
Onions (1 lb) $0.34
$0.68
$0.86
PAB0.86
+153.3%

Belmopan vs. Panama City - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 31.5% less for transportation

  Belmopan help_outline Panama City help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $5.11
$10.21
$3.08
PAB3.08
-39.7%
Monthly public transit pass $2.75
$5.49
$25.00
PAB25.00
+809.1%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $24,869.61
$49,684.58
$17,000.00
PAB17,000.00
-31.6%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $22.49
$44.94
$18.00
PAB18.00
-20.0%

Belmopan vs. Panama City - Cost of transportation
home

pay 3.1 times more for housing

  Belmopan help_outline Panama City help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$76.56
$152.94
$50.52
PAB50.52
-34.0%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $232.94
$465.37
$929.63
PAB929.63
+299.1%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $158.07
$315.80
$623.91
PAB623.91
+294.7%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$82.72
$165.25
$83.27
PAB83.27
+0.7%

Belmopan vs. Panama City - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 41.7% less for childcare

  Belmopan help_outline Panama City help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $371.74
$742.66
$281.21
PAB281.21
-24.4%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $13,000.00
$25,971.44
$7,514.29
PAB7,514.29
-42.2%

Belmopan vs. Panama City - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 29.1% more for entertainment and sports

  Belmopan help_outline Panama City help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.00
$9.99
$3.00
PAB3.00
-40.0%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.67
$5.33
$2.81
PAB2.81
+5.6%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$3.50
$6.99
$5.04
PAB5.04
+44.1%
Monthly membership at local gym $34.00
$67.93
$50.59
PAB50.59
+48.8%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $7.46
$14.91
$6.50
PAB6.50
-12.9%

Belmopan vs. Panama City - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 39.2% more for clothing

  Belmopan help_outline Panama City help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$26.63
$53.21
$50.61
PAB50.61
+90.0%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$20.80
$41.55
$38.35
PAB38.35
+84.4%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$62.35
$124.57
$67.50
PAB67.50
+8.3%
Men's business shoes (leather) $60.00
$119.87
$79.95
PAB79.95
+33.3%

Belmopan vs. Panama City - Cost of clothing
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