Properties are attracting retires and pensioners and many expatriates especially from the US mainland since many of them have relocated here in the past two years. Boquete Panama has a lot to offer to visitors, tourists and residents. It has one of the best views in Panama. Both hills and pristine beaches are in close proximity. It has lovely hills that are dotted with quaint old world charm cottages. The climate is temperate and perfect throughout the year. Locally the rain is known as bajareque, which is accompanied by mist and ensures that the vegetation stays green throughout the year.Living costs are almost 50% or even 40% of costs in the US mainland. Since US$ is the currency here, many expatriates are choosing to switch over here for the better quality of life, while saving on their living costs. These costs have been accounted after taking into consideration the recent price and crude oil hikes.The real estate listings have also seen a decrease in the property prices in 2009. The prices dropped by as much as 6.5% in 2009. The properties are considered as a sub-market for the Panama City. The average prices for the real estate in Panama City in 2009 were around US$ 449,000. With the world economy posting a better outlook in 2010 and now in 2011, the discounts for the property listings may not be valid and are set to increase.Already the condo prices in the Panama City are increasing especially due to the extensive building boom in the high-rise buildings that are dotting the capital city. In 2008 and 2009, the transactions related to property listings were down by as much as 75% and have slowly recovered from there. Investors will find that the town is kept clean and well and roads are well paved. Also in the past two years, construction has begun on modern amenities and shopping malls. This is also an extremely safe city, as compared to the Panama City, where crime is rising steeply. The properties are best suitable for older people and those that love nature. As of now, construction work is in full swing in the hills as shown by the real estate listings in Boquete Panama.One bedroom apartment with kitchen, bath, dining area and front porch will cost US$ 330,000 as given in the Boquete Panama real estate listings. While the real estate listings in Boquete Panama for 3 bedroom condos that are away from the city (about 15 – 30 minutes drive away) and have a view of both the ocean and the hills that surround Boquete Panama are priced around US$ 350,000.