Budapest vs Panama City

Budapest 🇭🇺
Panama City 🇵🇦
Population 1,768,073 880,691
Official language(s) Hungarian Spanish
Level of English High Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November December - April
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1572 $2362
Rent $638 $1037
Groceries $138 $236
Dining out $259 $372
Cafe $38 $43
Coworking space $154 $157
Mobile internet $11 $21
Public transportation $46 $12
Taxis $35 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $0
Sport and cultural events $31 $35
Museums and sights $9 $9
Nightlife $54 $117
Gym $48 $37
Yoga $61 $163
Massage $33 $75
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Claro, Movistar
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Magyar cuisine makes extensive use of creams, cheeses and sauces primarily in beef, chicken and pork dishes, mixed with seasonal vegetables, fruits and rich desserts. 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 Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameños, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow