Where Panama is NOT cheaper:
Panama City, Panama to San Jose, Costa Rica (1 hour flight): $400
Panama City, Panama to Buenos Aires, Argentina (8 hours): $906
NYC to D.C. (1 hour flight): $106
NYC to LAX (8 hours): $312
The mainstreaming of discount shopping websites like Amazon, Ebay, Overstock, and more, has streamlined bargain shopping. Although you can ship products down to Panama, it’s hardly cost effective.
For example, I was considering buy a discounted Flip camera off the internet and shipping it to Panama. It was priced $25 off and shipping was $6. Thus, I would save $19. However, international shipping to Panama was $47. The increase shipping negates most all internet savings.
The Flip camera is the size of approximately a standard smartphone. Imagine trying to ship something large like furniture. It is not cost effective.
States: $40 for 20mg fiber optic
Panama: $450 for 15mg satellite
Please, add other price comparisons from other parts of the world.