Before we moved to Panama, we spent 18 months to 2 years researching where in the world we wanted to relocate to, Panama was not even on our radar! But we never say never!
We, like most people who relocate, had a long list of criteria, This list included things like: The County must have a growing economy (we were coming here to work and sadly couldn’t afford to retire yet!) a good infrastructure, good education (we have school age children) good healthcare, good weather, including safe weather (no hurricanes or tornados etc) a cheaper cost of living (UK living is very expensive!) relatively close to the City/Airport (for work commuting & family visits) and the list went on.