Cape Town vs Lviv vs Panama City vs Ubud

Cape Town ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 4,617,560 731,387 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans and English Ukrainian Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low Low Low
Main airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September December - April May - October
Currency ZAR - South African Rand (R) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, but cash still needed in smaller shops Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1523 $745 $2372 $1371
Rent $608 $324 $1042 $662
Groceries $127 $74 $237 $151
Dining out $265 $122 $373 $10
Cafe $32 $17 $43 $28
Coworking space $148 $64 $158 $106
Mobile internet $26 $3 $21 $3
Public transportation $54 $4 $12 $54
Taxis $20 $10 $48 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $48 $13 $0 $34
Sport and cultural events $19 $10 $35 $14
Museums and sights $14 $7 $9 $9
Nightlife $43 $35 $117 $118
Gym $35 $18 $37 $72
Yoga $55 $25 $164 $88
Massage $30 $22 $75 $10
SIM card options MTN, Vodacom Vodafone, Kyivstar Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants, round up elsewhere 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Bolt Uber, Uklon Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine South African cuisine has been shaped by a long history of Dutch, Malay, British and Indian settlements, making the food diverse and strong in flavor. There is a strong emphasis on game in all of its different forms, as well as spicy sauces and sautรฉed vegetables and dry-cured meats. Creamy desserts and liqueurs compliment large and flavorful meals. Slavic. Emphasis on frilled meats combined with potatoes, carrots, pickles and cabbage. Creamy deserts often elaborated with cottage cheese. Lviv enjoys culinary influences from Kiev (traditional with an emphasis on chicken) and Odessa (various seafood dishes). 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. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Bitlong and droewors, boerewors, Cape Malay curry, bobotie, melkert, gatsby, bunny chow Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Cape Malay shacks, food trucks, street food joints, local grills, small bakeries and food markets Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 24 options on HappyCow 9 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow