Bucharest vs Chiang Mai vs Panama City vs Ubud

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡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 1,830,000 1,166,978 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Romanian Thai Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English High Low Low Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - October November - April December - April May - October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost 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 $1543 $1070 $2367 $1410
Rent $702 $301 $1040 $680
Groceries $130 $185 $236 $155
Dining out $188 $118 $373 $10
Cafe $43 $49 $43 $29
Coworking space $152 $104 $157 $109
Mobile internet $8 $12 $21 $3
Public transportation $24 $66 $12 $55
Taxis $10 $22 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $29 $11 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $33 $9 $35 $14
Museums and sights $34 $8 $9 $9
Nightlife $52 $68 $117 $122
Gym $35 $45 $37 $75
Yoga $67 $61 $163 $90
Massage $36 $11 $75 $10
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange AIS, DTAC Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 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 Star Taxi, Uber Grab Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. 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 Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi 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 Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias 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 33 listings on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow