Shipping Household Goods or a Car to Panama

Some people move to Panama with just a few suitcases. (That’s what I did) But some people want to bring all, or most of their household goods when they move to Panama. You’ve spent a lifetime accumulating your “things,” so, understandably, you may want to bring them. You may want to bring your car too!

It’s possible.. BUT, there’s a catch! It’s expensive.

Watch the replay of this live steam interview with an international moving company with 20 years of experience helping people ship their household goods overseas.

You’ll learn:

* What does it cost to ship a 20′ or 40′ container
* What does it cost to ship a pallet
* What you can NOT ship to Panama
* How long does it take
* What are the taxes on household goods and cars shipped into Panama? (shocker)
* What else do you need to know about shipping a car to Panama
* How can you qualify for the one-time $10,000 exemption on household goods
* and much more!

YouTube video

We have another very important article with tips about shipping household goods to Panama. READ IT HERE

As always, before you decide to move to Panama, it’s a good idea to visit Panama. We can help!

Since 2010, Panama Relocation Tours has been offering all-inclusive 6-day, 7-night Panama Relocation Tours. Our tours include airport pick up when you arrive in Panama, all hotels, all meals, ground transportation, a domestic flight back to Panama City PLUS six full days of information you need to know to have a hassle-free move to Panama.

GO HERE to learn more about all-inclusive Panama Relocation Tours.

During a Panama Relocation Tour, we also show rentals in each area. And, we invite expats to join us for lunch and/or dinner so you can pick their brain about what they think about living in Panama.

We’ve helped thousands of people have a smooth, hassle-free move to Panama. We can help you too!

When you go on a Panama Relocation Tour, we offer ongoing support before, during and even after you move to Panama!

See this review that Vistoria posted on TripAdvisor about her Panama Relocation Tour:

Because You Deserve the Best!
Dec 2023 • Couples
We took tour #229. The information was priceless and the whole experience was invaluable. We started as strangers and ended as family and close friends. The guides Debbie & Chuck are one in a million and we can’t thank them enough for the real life examples and the “nuggets” they shared with us. Panama Relocation Tours has raised the bar for. Thank you Jackie & team!

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. Jill M Janda says

    Are there homes with finished basements for sale or rent? Or 4 bedroom homes for sale or rent?

    • Jackie Lange says

      Jill. I’ve never heard of a home with a basement in Panama. But there are 4 bedroom homes for rent or for sale in Panama. We encourage everyone to just RENT for at least the first year in Panama

  2. Aimable says

    J’aime bien ce que vous faites / I like what you do and the sharing experience to relocate in Panama.Thanks Jackie.


    • Jackie Lange says

      Aimable, GRACIAS!

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