Bogota vs Madrid vs Panama City vs Playa del Carmen vs Ubud

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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Playa del Carmen ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 10,978,360 6,578,0179 880,691 259,453 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Spanish Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Moderate Low Moderate Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Cancun International Airport (CUN) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - May, September - November December - April January - May, October - December May - October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1203 $2827 $2363 $2185 $1432
Rent $527 $1329 $1038 $941 $691
Groceries $90 $198 $236 $129 $158
Dining out $190 $354 $372 $211 $10
Cafe $24 $58 $43 $43 $29
Coworking space $85 $222 $157 $163 $111
Mobile internet $13 $12 $21 $21 $3
Public transportation $25 $89 $12 $17 $56
Taxis $30 $50 $48 $9 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $56 $0 $50 $35
Sport and cultural events $24 $61 $35 $98 $15
Museums and sights $8 $22 $9 $221 $9
Nightlife $51 $93 $117 $79 $124
Gym $16 $50 $37 $43 $76
Yoga $62 $161 $163 $55 $91
Massage $41 $72 $75 $103 $11
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Claro, Movistar Telcel, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 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 10-15% for restaurants Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber, Tu Chofer N/A Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable 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. 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. Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices 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, 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 Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local 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 Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's 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 85 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 72 listings on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow