Barbados vs Bogota vs Mexico City vs Panama City vs Ubud

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
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Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 110,000 10,978,360 8,850,000 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish Spanish Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low Moderate Low Low
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit November - May January - March, December March - May, October, November December - April May - October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2707 $1203 $1904 $2363 $1432
Rent $1056 $527 $793 $1038 $691
Groceries $234 $90 $287 $236 $158
Dining out $346 $190 $186 $372 $10
Cafe $75 $24 $50 $43 $29
Coworking space $322 $85 $162 $157 $111
Mobile internet $50 $13 $25 $21 $3
Public transportation $35 $25 $11 $12 $56
Taxis $106 $30 $9 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $18 $24 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $37 $24 $83 $35 $15
Museums and sights $36 $8 $20 $9 $9
Nightlife $96 $51 $65 $117 $124
Gym $86 $16 $70 $37 $76
Yoga $130 $62 $67 $163 $91
Massage $99 $41 $52 $75 $11
SIM card options Digicel Tigo, Movistar, Claro Telcel, Movistar Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps None available Uber, Cabify Uber Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Bajan cuisine features an eclectic mix of European, Asian, and Caribbean styles resulting in bold, tasty and crunchy meat or fish dishes with lots of spices, lime juice, thyme and salads laden with local vegetables and hot side dishes. 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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese 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 Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) 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 14 options on HappyCow 104 options on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow