Bogota vs Bucharest vs Panama City

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 10,978,360 1,830,000 880,691
Official language(s) Spanish Romanian Spanish
Level of English Low High Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April - October December - April
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1172 $1461 $2354
Rent $513 $665 $1034
Groceries $88 $123 $235
Dining out $185 $178 $371
Cafe $23 $41 $43
Coworking space $82 $144 $156
Mobile internet $12 $8 $21
Public transportation $24 $23 $12
Taxis $30 $10 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $27 $0
Sport and cultural events $24 $31 $35
Museums and sights $8 $32 $9
Nightlife $50 $49 $117
Gym $16 $33 $37
Yoga $60 $64 $162
Massage $40 $34 $75
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Orange Claro, Movistar
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
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water 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.
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
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
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow