Austin vs Panama City vs Tbilisi

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 926,426 880,691 1,108,700
Official language(s) English (de facto) Spanish Georgian
Level of English Very high Low Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November December - April March - June
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $2372 $1581
Rent $1650 $1042 $812
Groceries $243 $237 $121
Dining out $396 $373 $182
Cafe $66 $43 $49
Coworking space $331 $158 $135
Mobile internet $40 $21 $4
Public transportation $110 $12 $9
Taxis $73 $48 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $0 $29
Sport and cultural events $54 $35 $23
Museums and sights $11 $9 $10
Nightlife $124 $117 $57
Gym $62 $37 $36
Yoga $139 $164 $40
Massage $89 $75 $57
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Claro, Movistar Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Tu Chofer Yandex, Bolt
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Latin American. Emphasis on rice, beans, coconut, and local fruits and vegetables. Pork and beef are regularly used and influence from the islands gives seafood dishes a prominent spot in Panamanian cuisine. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow 10 options on Happy Cow