Bogota vs Madrid vs New York City vs Panama City vs Ubud

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 10,978,360 6,578,0179 8,323,340 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish English (de facto) Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Moderate Very high Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - May, September - November April - June, September - November December - April May - October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) USD - US Dollar ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1203 $2827 $5431 $2363 $1432
Rent $527 $1329 $2891 $1038 $691
Groceries $90 $198 $383 $236 $158
Dining out $190 $354 $656 $372 $10
Cafe $24 $58 $72 $43 $29
Coworking space $85 $222 $326 $157 $111
Mobile internet $13 $12 $45 $21 $3
Public transportation $25 $89 $220 $12 $56
Taxis $30 $50 $78 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $56 $30 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $24 $61 $100 $35 $15
Museums and sights $8 $22 $74 $9 $9
Nightlife $51 $93 $195 $117 $124
Gym $16 $50 $55 $37 $76
Yoga $62 $161 $197 $163 $91
Massage $41 $72 $109 $75 $11
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Orange, Movistar, Vodafone 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 customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 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 Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber, Lyft Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. 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 Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros 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. Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros! 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 85 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow