Austin vs Bogota vs Madrid vs Panama City vs Ubud

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 926,426 10,978,360 6,578,0179 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) English (de facto) Spanish Spanish Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low Moderate Low Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November January - March, December March - May, September - November December - April May - October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1203 $2827 $2363 $1432
Rent $1650 $527 $1329 $1038 $691
Groceries $243 $90 $198 $236 $158
Dining out $396 $190 $354 $372 $10
Cafe $66 $24 $58 $43 $29
Coworking space $331 $85 $222 $157 $111
Mobile internet $40 $13 $12 $21 $3
Public transportation $110 $25 $89 $12 $56
Taxis $73 $30 $50 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $18 $56 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $54 $24 $61 $35 $15
Museums and sights $11 $8 $22 $9 $9
Nightlife $124 $51 $93 $117 $124
Gym $62 $16 $50 $37 $76
Yoga $139 $62 $161 $163 $91
Massage $89 $41 $72 $75 $11
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Tigo, Movistar, Claro Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Cabify Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. 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. Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. 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 Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros! 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 30 options on HappyCow 104 options on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow