Bogota vs Chiang Mai vs Panama City vs Ubud

Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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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 10,978,360 1,166,978 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Thai Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Low Low Low
Main airport El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January - March, December November - April December - April May - October
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1203 $1070 $2367 $1410
Rent $527 $301 $1040 $680
Groceries $90 $185 $236 $155
Dining out $190 $118 $373 $10
Cafe $24 $49 $43 $29
Coworking space $85 $104 $157 $109
Mobile internet $13 $12 $21 $3
Public transportation $25 $66 $12 $55
Taxis $30 $22 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $11 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $24 $9 $35 $14
Museums and sights $8 $8 $9 $9
Nightlife $51 $68 $117 $122
Gym $16 $45 $37 $75
Yoga $62 $61 $163 $90
Massage $41 $11 $75 $10
SIM card options Tigo, Movistar, Claro AIS, DTAC Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service 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 Uber, Cabify Grab Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Latin American. Dishes with beef, pork and chicken are often mixed with flour-based foods and fruity desserts. Heavy influence from the Andes and other Colombian regions. 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 Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua 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 Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. 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 104 options on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow