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Panama City vs Houston
Pan vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Panama City

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Pan
Outside city centre
Hou
Pan

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Pan
Outside city centre
Hou
Pan

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Pan
Outside city centre
Hou
Pan

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Panama City
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Houston
Panama City

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Pan

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Hou
Pan

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Pan

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Pan

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Panama City

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Pan
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Hou
Pan
White bread 500g
Hou
Pan
Eggs 12
Hou
Pan
White rice 1kg
Hou
Pan

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Panama City

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Hou
Pan
Beef round 1kg
Hou
Pan
Local cheese 1kg
Hou
Pan

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Pan
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Pan
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Pan

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Pan
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Pan
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Pan

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Panama City
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Panama City

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Hou $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Pan
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Pan

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Pan
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Pan

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Panama City

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Pan

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Hou
Pan

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Hou
Pan
1 pair men's leather shoes
Hou
Pan

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Panama City
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth