Bogota vs Mexico City vs Panama City vs Ubud vs Valencia

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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Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 10,978,360 8,850,000 880,691 112,490 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Spanish Indonesian and Balinese Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Moderate Low Low Moderate
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - May, October, November December - April May - October March - June, September, October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1203 $1904 $2363 $1432 $2237
Rent $527 $793 $1038 $691 $984
Groceries $90 $287 $236 $158 $165
Dining out $190 $186 $372 $10 $331
Cafe $24 $50 $43 $29 $47
Coworking space $85 $162 $157 $111 $172
Mobile internet $13 $25 $21 $3 $18
Public transportation $25 $11 $12 $56 $43
Taxis $30 $9 $48 $14 $47
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $24 $0 $35 $34
Sport and cultural events $24 $83 $35 $15 $83
Museums and sights $8 $20 $9 $9 $50
Nightlife $51 $65 $117 $124 $74
Gym $16 $70 $37 $76 $39
Yoga $62 $67 $163 $91 $98
Massage $41 $52 $75 $11 $51
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Telcel, Movistar Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata Vodafone, Orange
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 Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Uber Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
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 Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
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 Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow