Bogota vs Bucharest vs Panama City vs Rio de Janeiro 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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Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 10,978,360 1,830,000 880,691 6,718,903 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Romanian Spanish Portuguese Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low High Low Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Galeรฃo International Airport Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April - October December - April January - March, December May - October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $1203 $1529 $2363 $1863 $1432
Rent $527 $696 $1038 $1083 $691
Groceries $90 $129 $236 $96 $158
Dining out $190 $186 $372 $213 $10
Cafe $24 $43 $43 $25 $29
Coworking space $85 $151 $157 $132 $111
Mobile internet $13 $8 $21 $7 $3
Public transportation $25 $24 $12 $34 $56
Taxis $30 $10 $48 $14 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $29 $0 $17 $35
Sport and cultural events $24 $32 $35 $56 $15
Museums and sights $8 $33 $9 $26 $9
Nightlife $51 $51 $117 $55 $124
Gym $16 $34 $37 $31 $76
Yoga $62 $67 $163 $40 $91
Massage $41 $36 $75 $32 $11
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Orange Claro, Movistar Tim, Claro, Vivo 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% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Tu Chofer Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber 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. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common. 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 Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. 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 The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city. 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 54 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow