Barcelona vs Chiang Mai vs Panama City vs Ubud

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
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Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 5,585,556 1,166,978 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Thai Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English High Low Low Low
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November November - April December - April May - October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2713 $1070 $2367 $1410
Rent $1061 $301 $1040 $680
Groceries $138 $185 $236 $155
Dining out $458 $118 $373 $10
Cafe $51 $49 $43 $29
Coworking space $242 $104 $157 $109
Mobile internet $12 $12 $21 $3
Public transportation $145 $66 $12 $55
Taxis $55 $22 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $27 $11 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $93 $9 $35 $14
Museums and sights $38 $8 $9 $9
Nightlife $127 $68 $117 $122
Gym $93 $45 $37 $75
Yoga $106 $61 $163 $90
Massage $68 $11 $75 $10
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar AIS, DTAC Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Grab Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables. 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 Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food 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 98 options on HappyCow 90 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow