Bogota vs Mexico City vs Panama City vs Seoul vs Ubud

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 10,978,360 8,850,000 880,691 9,963,452 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Spanish Korean Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Moderate Low Moderate Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Incheon International Airport (ICN) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - May, October, November December - April March - May, September - November May - October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $1203 $1904 $2363 $2426 $1432
Rent $527 $793 $1038 $885 $691
Groceries $90 $287 $236 $396 $158
Dining out $190 $186 $372 $234 $10
Cafe $24 $50 $43 $77 $29
Coworking space $85 $162 $157 $247 $111
Mobile internet $13 $25 $21 $44 $3
Public transportation $25 $11 $12 $45 $56
Taxis $30 $9 $48 $45 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $24 $0 $15 $35
Sport and cultural events $24 $83 $35 $43 $15
Museums and sights $8 $20 $9 $7 $9
Nightlife $51 $65 $117 $103 $124
Gym $16 $70 $37 $77 $76
Yoga $62 $67 $163 $124 $91
Massage $41 $52 $75 $83 $11
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Telcel, Movistar Claro, Movistar KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 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 Not customary or expected Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Uber Uber, Tu Chofer Uber, Kakao Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. 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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture. 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 Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam 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. Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets 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 279 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow