When people choose to live and invest in Panama, they usually have a list of good reasons to do so. Often, Panama is seen as an option for expats who want a high quality of life, relaxed atmosphere, and affordable prices. But in reality, the benefits of relocating to Panama are much greater. In fact, we believe, that for many people, moving to Panama can change you for the better. Here are four of the ways we believe Panama can change you, and change you for good.
1. Learning how to reduce stress.
Many of us, from all over the world, lead extremely stressful lives, and that’s certainly nothing to be proud of. We often let work, societal pressures, economics, and even political worries bring us down, and send our stress levels way up. Well, that’s not the case for most expats in Panama. Panama is all about letting go of simple worries, and focusing on what’s important. Panamanians are known for this, and we feel that after a few months here, you’ll notice yourself changing like this as well.
2. Better health.
When you’re relaxed, you’re healthier. When you eat well, you’re healthier. When you spend more time with nature than you do working, you’re healthier too. These are all things that expats swear by when they move to Panama. It’s summer year round here, and there are so many healthy outdoor activities available, we can’t even begin to list them here. You’ll find yourself more active in Panama, eating better in Panama, and spending less time (in fact, no time) in the cold weather that contributes to many health issues for people that spend the majority of time in that climate.
3. Learning to do more with less.
Most people who move to Panama, especially retirees, do so with a specifically fixed budget in mind. The cost of living in Panama is low in comparison to many other popular expat and retiree destinations in the world; but in fact, it’s much more than that. In Panama, you’ll learn to live simpler, and get more for less. Buying local goods and contracting local services will save you lots of money. You’ll also need fewer things, as Panamanians are accustomed to enjoy their surroundings, rather than just the material goods in their presence.
4. An unforgettable cultural experience.
The best part about moving to Panama is that you’ll learn to experience, and love an entirely new culture. Panama’s culture is very diverse, and very rich in tradition and custom. You’ll learn to adapt, enjoy, and thrive in your new surroundings, and this is something that is simply invaluable when it comes to life experience. You’ll also be immersed in a new language, and a new way of communicating. This is a skill that not only comes in handy here, but also will stay with you for the rest of your life. And this is something that you just can’t get when you stay at home in your comfort zone.