Bucharest vs Panama City vs Seoul

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 1,830,000 880,691 9,963,452
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Korean
Level of English High Low Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - October December - April March - May, September - November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1388 $2359 $2268
Rent $632 $1036 $827
Groceries $117 $236 $370
Dining out $169 $371 $219
Cafe $39 $43 $72
Coworking space $137 $157 $231
Mobile internet $7 $21 $42
Public transportation $22 $12 $42
Taxis $9 $48 $43
Shared bicycles and scooters $26 $0 $14
Sport and cultural events $29 $35 $40
Museums and sights $30 $9 $7
Nightlife $47 $117 $96
Gym $31 $37 $72
Yoga $61 $163 $116
Massage $32 $75 $78
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Claro, Movistar KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
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 Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Tu Chofer Uber, Kakao
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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow