Berlin vs Lisbon vs Panama City

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 3,400,000 517,000 880,691
Official language(s) German Portuguese Spanish
Level of English Very high Very high Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September, October December - April
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2158 $1946 $2372
Rent $921 $947 $1042
Groceries $184 $133 $237
Dining out $266 $266 $373
Cafe $56 $36 $43
Coworking space $171 $161 $158
Mobile internet $23 $24 $21
Public transportation $86 $61 $12
Taxis $57 $27 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $17 $0
Sport and cultural events $62 $29 $35
Museums and sights $36 $24 $9
Nightlife $61 $46 $117
Gym $64 $63 $37
Yoga $97 $63 $164
Massage $55 $49 $75
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone Claro, Movistar
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, FreeNow Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries 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 Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow