Berlin vs Chiang Mai vs Lisbon vs Mexico City vs Panama City

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 3,400,000 1,166,978 517,000 8,850,000 880,691
Official language(s) German Thai Portuguese Spanish Spanish
Level of English Very high Low Very high Moderate Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit May - September November - April March - May, September, October March - May, October, November December - April
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $974 $1984 $1867 $2359
Rent $939 $274 $965 $778 $1036
Groceries $188 $169 $136 $281 $236
Dining out $271 $108 $271 $182 $371
Cafe $57 $45 $37 $49 $43
Coworking space $174 $95 $164 $159 $157
Mobile internet $23 $11 $24 $25 $21
Public transportation $88 $60 $63 $11 $12
Taxis $58 $20 $27 $9 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $10 $18 $24 $0
Sport and cultural events $64 $8 $29 $81 $35
Museums and sights $37 $8 $24 $20 $9
Nightlife $63 $62 $47 $64 $117
Gym $66 $41 $65 $69 $37
Yoga $99 $55 $65 $65 $163
Massage $56 $10 $50 $51 $75
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone AIS, DTAC Vodafone Telcel, Movistar Claro, Movistar
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Grab Uber, FreeNow Uber Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese 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.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow 401 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow