Buenos Aires vs Panama City

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 2,900,000 880,691
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English High Low
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit September - December December - April
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1698 $2363
Rent $1085 $1038
Groceries $125 $236
Dining out $156 $372
Cafe $32 $43
Coworking space $122 $157
Mobile internet $15 $21
Public transportation $11 $12
Taxis $12 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0
Sport and cultural events $31 $35
Museums and sights $5 $9
Nightlife $30 $117
Gym $19 $37
Yoga $24 $163
Massage $13 $75
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal Claro, Movistar
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options 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 Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 79 options on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow