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Below you can find an overview of interesting reads about Panama by Lonely Planet, Forbes, and other valuable resources.
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The Panamanian Way of Life

At the crossroads of the Americas, the narrow isthmus of Panama bridges not only two continents but also two vastly different paradigms of Panamanian culture and society. Roughly one hour from the gleaming skyscrapers of Panama City, you can find an indigenous family paddling a dugout canoe. Sharp contradictions simply coexist in Panama. But when they clash it raises the question: what exactly is the Panamanian national character?

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Source: Lonely Planet

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2021

Panama has ranked at the top of IL’s retirement index many times for many reasons. Even after all these years, the country consistently delivers when it comes to overall value. This is particularly true for anyone looking to stay in the Western Hemisphere. Panama offers ocean views, warm weather, and big-city amenities in a hurricane-free environment. Think about it—how many places in the region offer so much while also making it easy and affordable to live there?

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Source: International Living

Quit Your Job And Live Abroad In 2021: 9 Places So Cheap You Might Not Need To Work

“Panama has ranked at the top of IL’s retirement index many times for many reasons. Even after all these years, the country consistently delivers when it comes to overall value,” says International Living correspondent Jessica Ramesch. You’ll get ocean views, warm weather and big-city amenities in a hurricane-free environment. It’s also one of the richest countries in the region. The Pensionado or Pensioner visa has consistently earned Panama a top score in the “Benefits and Discounts” category of International’s Living Global Retirement Index. The gist: If you have a pension—regardless of your age—you too can apply to become a resident pensionado and gain access to a wealth of discounts, including 25% off power bills, 50% off movie and show tickets, 25% off plane fares, 20% off medication, 25% off meals at restaurants and so on.

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Source: Forbes

Spend Less & Enjoy More in Panama

Panama stands out among the world’s expat destinations because it offers solid infrastructure and First World amenities… close to North America.

And when it comes to value and variety, Panama can’t be beat. Here, you really get what you pay for…never less. A little money can buy you a lot of luxury. And even if you’re living on a pension, life here is easy, breezy, and fun.

There are parts of Panama where one can live on $1,000 a month, all told. Places where you’ll find few cons and plenty of pros, from pretty views to friendly locals. Where you feel miles away from the First World capital—though, truly, the country is so small, you’re never far from the city. Places where you can live a good life.

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Source: International Living