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Pros and Cons of Living in an Expat Community

An expat community is a town that has a high concentration of foreigners. If 10% of the population are expats, we call that an expat community. There are certainly many advantages to moving to an expat community like better amenities and more social activities. But there are negatives too. Listen to the replay of this conference call to learn the pros and cons of living in an expat community.


Because English is more widely spoken in an expat community and there are many more amenities, some people prefer to spend their first 6-12 months in Panama in an expat community to make their transition to living in Panama easier. Of course, some prefer to live in an expat community the whole time they live in Panama because there are most social activities.

Others prefer to have a full immersion experience by not living in a community with a lot of other expats.

Only you can decide what’s best for you.

Learn even more about retiring in Panama during an all-inclusive 6-day Panama Relocation Tour OR learn at your own pace from home with the Online Panama Relocation Guide which has the same information you’d get on a tour. With either option, you get access to our ongoing support before, during and after your tour.

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Jackie Lange

Jackie Lange is the founder of Panama Relocation Tours and lives in the highlands of Boquete Panama. She has helped thousands of people relocate to Panama.

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