Bogota vs Cape Town vs Panama City vs Ubud

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 10,978,360 4,617,560 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Very high Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January - March, December March - May, September - November December - April May - October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) ZAR - South African Rand (R) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1203 $1781 $2367 $1410
Rent $527 $711 $1040 $680
Groceries $90 $148 $236 $155
Dining out $190 $310 $373 $10
Cafe $24 $37 $43 $29
Coworking space $85 $173 $157 $109
Mobile internet $13 $31 $21 $3
Public transportation $25 $63 $12 $55
Taxis $30 $24 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $56 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $24 $22 $35 $14
Museums and sights $8 $17 $9 $9
Nightlife $51 $50 $117 $122
Gym $16 $41 $37 $75
Yoga $62 $64 $163 $90
Massage $41 $35 $75 $10
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro MTN, Vodacom Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere 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, Bolt 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. South African cuisine has been shaped by a long history of Dutch, Malay, British and Indian settlements, making the food diverse and strong in flavor. There is a strong emphasis on game in all of its different forms, as well as spicy sauces and sautรฉed vegetables and dry-cured meats. Creamy desserts and liqueurs compliment large and flavorful meals. 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 Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow 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. Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets 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 24 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow