Bogota vs Buenos Aires vs Panama City vs Ubud

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
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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 2,900,000 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low High Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January - March, December September - December December - April May - October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1203 $1737 $2367 $1410
Rent $527 $1110 $1040 $680
Groceries $90 $128 $236 $155
Dining out $190 $160 $373 $10
Cafe $24 $33 $43 $29
Coworking space $85 $124 $157 $109
Mobile internet $13 $15 $21 $3
Public transportation $25 $11 $12 $55
Taxis $30 $12 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $18 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $24 $32 $35 $14
Museums and sights $8 $5 $9 $9
Nightlife $51 $31 $117 $122
Gym $16 $19 $37 $75
Yoga $62 $25 $163 $90
Massage $41 $13 $75 $10
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Movistar, Claro, Personal Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common 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 (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not 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. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options 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 Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores 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. Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas 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 79 options on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow