Bogota vs Panama City

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 10,978,360 880,691
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit January - March, December December - April
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1252 $2363
Rent $548 $1038
Groceries $94 $236
Dining out $198 $372
Cafe $25 $43
Coworking space $88 $157
Mobile internet $13 $21
Public transportation $26 $12
Taxis $32 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $0
Sport and cultural events $25 $35
Museums and sights $8 $9
Nightlife $53 $117
Gym $17 $37
Yoga $65 $163
Massage $42 $75
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro Claro, Movistar
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water 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. 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.
Local food specialities Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 104 options on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow