Berlin vs New York City vs Panama City

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 3,400,000 8,323,340 880,691
Official language(s) German English (de facto) Spanish
Level of English Very high Very high Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit May - September April - June, September - November December - April
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) USD - US Dollar ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2383 $5431 $2354
Rent $1017 $2891 $1034
Groceries $203 $383 $235
Dining out $294 $656 $371
Cafe $62 $72 $43
Coworking space $189 $326 $156
Mobile internet $25 $45 $21
Public transportation $95 $220 $12
Taxis $63 $78 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $30 $0
Sport and cultural events $69 $100 $35
Museums and sights $40 $74 $9
Nightlife $68 $195 $117
Gym $71 $55 $37
Yoga $107 $197 $162
Massage $61 $109 $75
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone AT&T, Verizon Claro, Movistar
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
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Lyft Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not 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.
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
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
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow