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Panama City vs San Francisco
Pan vs Sfo

Average net salary (After tax)

San Francisco
Panama City

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Pan
Outside city centre
Sfo
Pan

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Pan
Outside city centre
Sfo
Pan

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sfo
Pan
Outside city centre
Sfo
Pan

Mortgage rates

San Francisco
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

San Francisco
Panama City

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sfo
Pan

Mobile phone data

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

Sfo
Pan

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sfo
Pan

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sfo
Pan

Fuel prices

Per Litre

San Francisco
Panama City

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sfo
Pan
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

San Francisco
Panama City

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sfo
Pan
Lettuce 1 head
Sfo
Pan
Tomatoes 1kg
Sfo
Pan

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sfo
Pan
Oranges 1 head
Sfo
Pan
Bananas 1kg
Sfo
Pan

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

San Francisco
4.5%
Panama City
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in San Francisco are 17.14% higher than in Panama City

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sfo
Pan
Market 0.5L bottle
Sfo
Pan

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Pan
Market 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Pan

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

San Francisco
5
Panama City

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sfo
Pan

Summer dress

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

Sfo
Pan

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

San Francisco
$15.33
Panama City
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth