Panama: rental yields are good

Residential Valuation Specialist | November 16, 2022

Last Updated: Sept. 26, 2022
PANAMA - Apartments COST ($) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
East Coast
Studio $290,000 $1,600 6.62%
1-Bedroom $295,000 $2,000 8.14%
2-Bedroom $499,000 $2,700 6.49%
3-Bedroom $1,050,000 $4,700 5.37%
4+Bedroom $1,800,000 $7,000 4.67%
San Francisco
Studio $180,000 $1,100 7.33%
1-Bedroom $195,000 $1,180 7.26%
2-Bedroom $310,000 $1,500 5.81%
3-Bedroom $560,000 $5,000 10.71%
Pacific Point
Studio $300,000 $1,500 6.00%
1-Bedroom $450,000 $2,000 5.33%
2-Bedroom $560,000 $2,500 5.36%
3-Bedroom $1,100,000 $5,000 5.45%
4+Bedroom $2,175,000 $6,100 3.37%
Balboa Avenue
Studio $255,000 $1,300 6.12%
1-Bedroom $320,000 $1,750 6.56%
2-Bedroom $454,500 $2,400 6.34%
3-Bedroom $525,000 $2,700 6.17%
Santa Maria
1-Bedroom $351,535 $3,300 11.26%
2-Bedroom $819,000 $3,400 4.98%
3-Bedroom $1,150,000 $8,000 8.35%
4+Bedroom $2,200,000 $14,000 7.64%
Bella Vista
Studio $138,626 $980 8.48%
1-Bedroom $232,500 $1,250 6.45%
2-Bedroom $343,550 $1,650 5.76%
3-Bedroom $729,400 $3,800 6.25%
El Cangrejo
Studio $180,000 $1,000 6.67%
1-Bedroom $200,000 $1,100 6.60%
2-Bedroom $292,800 $1,250 5.12%
3-Bedroom $369,000 $2,750 8.94%
4+Bedroom $597,000 $3,000 6.03%
Coco del Mar
Studio $225,000 $1,000 5.33%
1-Bedroom $270,000 $1,500 6.67%
2-Bedroom $390,000 $2,000 6.15%
3-Bedroom $545,000 $2,250 4.95%
Panama avg. Rental Yields 6.54%
PANAMA OESTE - Apartments COST ($) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Panam Oeste (all locations)
Studio $155,500 $850 6.56%
1-Bedroom $230,000 $1,200 6.26%
2-Bedroom $350,000 $1,600 5.49%
3-Bedroom $450,000 $2,200 5.87%
Panama Oeste avg. Rental Yields 6.04%
COCLÉ - Apartments COST ($) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Coclé (all locations)
Studio $167,152 $1,450 10.41%
1-Bedroom $275,000 $1,450 6.33%
2-Bedroom $239,827 $1,900 6.91%
3-Bedroom $680,000 $3,500 6.18%
Coclé avg. Rental Yields 7.46%
All yields are gross - i.e., before taxes, repair costs, ground rents, estate agents fees, and any other costs. Net yields (what you´ll really earn) are typically around 1.5% to 2% lower.
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The gross yields in Panama - the rental return earned on the purchase price of a rental property, before taxation, vacancy costs, and other costs - are good, by international standards. Yields range from 3.37% to 11.26% with an average of 6.54%.

There isn´t much difference, in terms of yield, between beachfront and further back. The Beachfront is more expensive, but you get better rent. Smaller apartments do tend to yield more.

Round trip transaction costs are low in Panama. See our Residential property transaction costs analysis for Panama and Residential property transaction costs in Panama compared to the continent.