Berlin vs Bogota vs Istanbul vs Panama City vs Ubud

Berlin 🇩🇪
Bogota 🇨🇴
Istanbul 🇹🇷
Panama City 🇵🇦
Ubud 🇮🇩
Population 3,400,000 10,978,360 15,520,000 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) German Spanish Turkish Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low Low Low Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Istanbul Airport (IST) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit May - September January - March, December April - June, September and October December - April May - October
Currency EUR - Euro (€) COP - Colombian Peso ($) TRY - Turkish Lira (₺) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere Accepted in most places Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes No No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2491 $1203 $1308 $2363 $1432
Rent $1063 $527 $703 $1038 $691
Groceries $213 $90 $88 $236 $158
Dining out $307 $190 $161 $372 $10
Cafe $65 $24 $36 $43 $29
Coworking space $197 $85 $98 $157 $111
Mobile internet $26 $13 $6 $21 $3
Public transportation $99 $25 $12 $12 $56
Taxis $66 $30 $12 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $18 $5 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $72 $24 $22 $35 $15
Museums and sights $41 $8 $30 $9 $9
Nightlife $71 $51 $43 $117 $124
Gym $74 $16 $19 $37 $76
Yoga $112 $62 $46 $163 $91
Massage $64 $41 $29 $75 $11
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Tigo, Movistar, Claro Turkcell, Turk Telekom Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafés and bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify BiTaksi Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread 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. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish 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. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spätzle, königsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buñuelos, patacones, té de coca, changua Döner, İçli Köfte, Dondurma, Karnıyarık, Turkish delight Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameños, tostones, ropa vieja Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menú del día. Community markets and sports bars. Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks 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 844 listings on Happy Cow 104 options on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow