Bogota vs Istanbul vs Lisbon vs Panama City vs Ubud

Bogota 🇨🇴
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Panama City 🇵🇦
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Population 10,978,360 15,520,000 517,000 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Turkish Portuguese Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Low Very high Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Istanbul Airport (IST) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April - June, September and October March - May, September, October December - April May - October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) TRY - Turkish Lira (₺) EUR - Euro (€) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted in most places Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1203 $1308 $2246 $2363 $1432
Rent $527 $703 $1093 $1038 $691
Groceries $90 $88 $154 $236 $158
Dining out $190 $161 $307 $372 $10
Cafe $24 $36 $41 $43 $29
Coworking space $85 $98 $185 $157 $111
Mobile internet $13 $6 $27 $21 $3
Public transportation $25 $12 $71 $12 $56
Taxis $30 $12 $31 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $5 $20 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $24 $22 $33 $35 $15
Museums and sights $8 $30 $27 $9 $9
Nightlife $51 $43 $53 $117 $124
Gym $16 $19 $73 $37 $76
Yoga $62 $46 $73 $163 $91
Massage $41 $29 $57 $75 $11
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Turkcell, Turk Telekom Vodafone Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafés and bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at 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 BiTaksi Uber, FreeNow Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries 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 Döner, İçli Köfte, Dondurma, Karnıyarık, Turkish delight Bacalhau à bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitão, polvo à lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana 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. Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants 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 59 listings on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow