Berlin vs New York City vs Panama City vs Porto

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 3,400,000 8,323,340 880,691 237,559
Official language(s) German English (de facto) Spanish Portuguese
Level of English Very high Very high Low Very High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit May - September April - June, September - November December - April May - September
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) USD - US Dollar ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2381 $5431 $2365 $1903
Rent $1017 $2891 $1039 $776
Groceries $203 $383 $236 $160
Dining out $294 $656 $372 $303
Cafe $62 $72 $43 $49
Coworking space $189 $326 $157 $104
Mobile internet $25 $45 $21 $23
Public transportation $95 $220 $12 $103
Taxis $63 $78 $48 $27
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $30 $0 $11
Sport and cultural events $69 $100 $35 $49
Museums and sights $40 $74 $9 $26
Nightlife $68 $195 $117 $71
Gym $71 $55 $37 $61
Yoga $107 $197 $163 $89
Massage $61 $109 $75 $52
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone AT&T, Verizon Claro, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Lyft Uber, Tu Chofer Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse. 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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow