Cost of Living Comparison

PAB
COMPARED TO
USD

Panama is 49.0% cheaper than United States.

If you lived in United States instead of Panama, you would:
local_dining

pay 49.5% more for restaurants

  Panama help_outline United States help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $7.40
PAB7.40
$13.54 +83.0%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.12
PAB6.12
$7.28 +18.9%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.38
PAB1.38
$1.78 +29.5%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.17
PAB1.17
$1.43 +22.0%

Panama vs. United States - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 54.3% more for groceries

  Panama help_outline United States help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$2.03
PAB2.03
$2.58 +27.2%
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.10
PAB4.10
$5.28 +29.0%
Milk (1 gallon) $5.72
PAB5.72
$3.15 -45.0%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.99
PAB1.99
$2.29 +15.3%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.64
PAB2.64
$3.89 +47.3%
Apples (1 lb) $1.00
PAB1.00
$2.01 +99.7%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.43
PAB0.43
$0.70 +62.5%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.71
PAB0.71
$1.86 +161.2%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.00
PAB1.00
$1.82 +81.8%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.58
PAB0.58
$1.16 +100.6%
Onions (1 lb) $0.66
PAB0.66
$1.17 +76.0%

Panama vs. United States - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 38.3% more for transportation

  Panama help_outline United States help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.91
PAB2.91
$2.74 -5.9%
Monthly public transit pass $31.81
PAB31.81
$58.82 +84.9%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $15,666.67
PAB15,666.67
$21,664.66 +38.3%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $17.58
PAB17.58
$17.34 -1.4%

Panama vs. United States - Cost of transportation
home

pay 2.1 times more for housing

  Panama help_outline United States help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$42.57
PAB42.57
$63.66 +49.5%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $565.74
PAB565.74
$1,140.46 +101.6%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $401.45
PAB401.45
$963.54 +140.0%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$69.11
PAB69.11
$120.78 +74.8%

Panama vs. United States - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 4.1 times more for childcare

  Panama help_outline United States help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $370.30
PAB370.30
$827.50 +123.5%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $3,944.76
PAB3,944.76
$16,711.80 +323.6%

Panama vs. United States - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 18.9% more for entertainment and sports

  Panama help_outline United States help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.85
PAB1.85
$4.35 +134.9%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.08
PAB2.08
$3.99 +91.8%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$4.83
PAB4.83
$7.34 +51.9%
Monthly membership at local gym $40.49
PAB40.49
$37.07 -8.4%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $4.70
PAB4.70
$11.39 +142.4%

Panama vs. United States - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 40.5% more for clothing

  Panama help_outline United States help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$41.54
PAB41.54
$42.23 +1.7%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$26.12
PAB26.12
$34.48 +32.0%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$48.83
PAB48.83
$73.53 +50.6%
Men's business shoes (leather) $56.65
PAB56.65
$92.94 +64.1%

Panama vs. United States - Cost of clothing
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