Bogota vs Hanoi vs New York City vs Panama City vs Ubud

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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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 8,053,663 8,323,340 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Vietnamese English (de facto) Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Moderate Very high Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January - March, December January, February, October - December April - June, September - November December - April May - October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) USD - US Dollar ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. 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 $1197 $5431 $2363 $1432
Rent $527 $516 $2891 $1038 $691
Groceries $90 $155 $383 $236 $158
Dining out $190 $137 $656 $372 $10
Cafe $24 $40 $72 $43 $29
Coworking space $85 $74 $326 $157 $111
Mobile internet $13 $4 $45 $21 $3
Public transportation $25 $20 $220 $12 $56
Taxis $30 $14 $78 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0 $30 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $24 $3 $100 $35 $15
Museums and sights $8 $4 $74 $9 $9
Nightlife $51 $91 $195 $117 $124
Gym $16 $59 $55 $37 $76
Yoga $62 $59 $197 $163 $91
Massage $41 $21 $109 $75 $11
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Viettel, Mobifone AT&T, Verizon Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 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 Grab, GoViet 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. A mix of French, Southeast Asian and Chinese with lots of fresh herbs and spices. Northern Vietnam cuisine includes a lot of fish and noodles. 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 Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads 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. Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food 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 104 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow