Bucharest vs Mexico City vs Panama City

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 1,830,000 8,850,000 880,691
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Spanish
Level of English High Moderate Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit April - October March - May, October, November December - April
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1462 $1779 $2354
Rent $665 $741 $1034
Groceries $123 $268 $235
Dining out $178 $174 $371
Cafe $41 $47 $43
Coworking space $144 $152 $156
Mobile internet $8 $23 $21
Public transportation $23 $10 $12
Taxis $10 $8 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $23 $0
Sport and cultural events $31 $77 $35
Museums and sights $32 $19 $9
Nightlife $49 $61 $117
Gym $33 $66 $37
Yoga $64 $62 $162
Massage $34 $48 $75
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Telcel, Movistar Claro, Movistar
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese 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 Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow