Bogota vs Buenos Aires vs Istanbul vs Panama City vs Ubud

Bogota 🇨🇴
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Buenos Aires 🇦🇷
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Istanbul 🇹🇷
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Panama City 🇵🇦
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Ubud 🇮🇩
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Population 10,978,360 2,900,000 15,520,000 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Turkish Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low High Low Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Istanbul Airport (IST) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January - March, December September - December April - June, September and October December - April May - October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) TRY - Turkish Lira (₺) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted in most places Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1203 $1698 $1308 $2363 $1432
Rent $527 $1085 $703 $1038 $691
Groceries $90 $125 $88 $236 $158
Dining out $190 $156 $161 $372 $10
Cafe $24 $32 $36 $43 $29
Coworking space $85 $122 $98 $157 $111
Mobile internet $13 $15 $6 $21 $3
Public transportation $25 $11 $12 $12 $56
Taxis $30 $12 $12 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $18 $5 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $24 $31 $22 $35 $15
Museums and sights $8 $5 $30 $9 $9
Nightlife $51 $30 $43 $117 $124
Gym $16 $19 $19 $37 $76
Yoga $62 $24 $46 $163 $91
Massage $41 $13 $29 $75 $11
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Movistar, Claro, Personal Turkcell, Turk Telekom Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 10% at restaurants and cafés is common, not common at bars 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 Uber, Cabify Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) BiTaksi Uber, Tu Chofer 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. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options 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 Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buñuelos, patacones, té de coca, changua Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores 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 Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menú del día. Community markets and sports bars. Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafés for maté and facturas 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 104 options on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow