Bucharest vs Panama City vs Porto

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 880,691 237,559
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Portuguese
Level of English High Low Very High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - October December - April May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $2359 $1759
Rent $615 $1036 $717
Groceries $114 $236 $148
Dining out $165 $371 $280
Cafe $38 $43 $45
Coworking space $133 $157 $96
Mobile internet $7 $21 $21
Public transportation $21 $12 $95
Taxis $9 $48 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $0 $10
Sport and cultural events $29 $35 $45
Museums and sights $29 $9 $24
Nightlife $45 $117 $66
Gym $30 $37 $56
Yoga $59 $163 $82
Massage $31 $75 $48
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Claro, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Tu Chofer Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. 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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow