Bogota vs Bucharest vs New York City vs Panama City vs Ubud

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 10,978,360 1,830,000 8,323,340 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Romanian English (de facto) Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low High Very high Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January - March, December April - October April - June, September - November December - April May - October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L) USD - US Dollar ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1203 $1529 $5431 $2363 $1432
Rent $527 $696 $2891 $1038 $691
Groceries $90 $129 $383 $236 $158
Dining out $190 $186 $656 $372 $10
Cafe $24 $43 $72 $43 $29
Coworking space $85 $151 $326 $157 $111
Mobile internet $13 $8 $45 $21 $3
Public transportation $25 $24 $220 $12 $56
Taxis $30 $10 $78 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $29 $30 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $24 $32 $100 $35 $15
Museums and sights $8 $33 $74 $9 $9
Nightlife $51 $51 $195 $117 $124
Gym $16 $34 $55 $37 $76
Yoga $62 $67 $197 $163 $91
Massage $41 $36 $109 $75 $11
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Vodafone, Orange AT&T, Verizon Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Lyft Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse. 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 Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja 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. Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants 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 104 options on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow