A couple blog followers / friends who live in Boquete have shared their living expenses with me so I could also post them on the blog. Boquete is a beautiful town up in the mountains that is very popular with expats, but this popularity has driven up costs a bit, especially costs of housing. Otherwise their costs seem similar.
LP Gas (for cooking) $10.70
Food $371.61 (includes household goods like paper towels and toothpaste)
Entertainment $161.76 (going out for dinner drinks)
Vices $305.73 (beer, alcohol, one of them smokes)
Taxi / bus $56.00
Bank fees $32.76
Other $25.00 (house cleaning, hair cut)
Thank you for sharing your information! This is so helpful to many people, and I’m glad to be able to post something from another popular area. I’m sure many people will be very interested to see how your numbers work out in Boquete.