REPLAY: How to Save Money When You Move to Panama

Listen to the replay of the March 13, 2021 conference call to learn how you can reduce your upfront costs when moving to Panama. We also discuss things that could increase your costs.

The two biggest expenses will be the first month’s rent and a security deposit for your rental, and the costs to get a Visa. If you rent a 2-bedroom 2-bath house for $900 a month, that will be $1800 in an upfront expense. Of course, if your rent is less than $900, you can reduce your costs, and if your rent is more than $900, it will increase your costs.

Immigration lawyers do not have a set price. Some charge $1500 for a couple to get a Pensionado Visa, and some charge $5000 for one person to get a Pensionado Visa. I know one person who was charged $15,000 for a Friendly Nations Visa, but the price with our attorney would have been less than $5000.

MISTAKES will cost you the most money when moving to Panama.

Our Complete Panama Relocation Guide will help you avoid costly mistakes. The Guide will teach you everything you need to know to have a hassle-free move to Panama. The Guide has recommendations for reliable and affordable immigration lawyers. It also has recommendations for:

  • Reliable Real Estate Agents/Property Managers
  • Where to buy health insurance to save 40%
  • International Movers
  • Pet Relocation
  • Car and House Insurance3
  • Where to buy a car
  • International Schools
  • Doctors
  • and much more

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.

Reader Interactions


  1. Marc Lacombe says

    HI Jackie, really liked you hour long How to save $ when you move. Thanks for this. I did purchase your online package and started to read a few topics. Lots of valuable pieces of information here. We have been coming to Panama each year since 2014, some years 3-4 months at a time, but we always learn new things. Your info will help us for our planned move this year (covid permitting).
    Thanks, and keep up the good work.


    • Jackie Lange says

      Thanks Marc! We’re so glad you enjoy the information in the Online Panama Relocation Guide

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