Bogota vs Bucharest vs Panama City vs Playa del Carmen vs Ubud

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 10,978,360 1,830,000 880,691 259,453 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Romanian Spanish Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low High Low Moderate Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April - October December - April January - May, October - December May - October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1203 $1529 $2363 $2185 $1432
Rent $527 $696 $1038 $941 $691
Groceries $90 $129 $236 $129 $158
Dining out $190 $186 $372 $211 $10
Cafe $24 $43 $43 $43 $29
Coworking space $85 $151 $157 $163 $111
Mobile internet $13 $8 $21 $21 $3
Public transportation $25 $24 $12 $17 $56
Taxis $30 $10 $48 $9 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $29 $0 $50 $35
Sport and cultural events $24 $32 $35 $98 $15
Museums and sights $8 $33 $9 $221 $9
Nightlife $51 $51 $117 $79 $124
Gym $16 $34 $37 $43 $76
Yoga $62 $67 $163 $55 $91
Massage $41 $36 $75 $103 $11
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Orange Claro, Movistar Telcel, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere 10-15% for restaurants Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Tu Chofer N/A Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Latin American. Dishes with beef, pork and chicken are often mixed with flour-based foods and fruity desserts. Heavy influence from the Andes and other Colombian regions. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. 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. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 72 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow