Bucharest vs Hanoi vs Panama City vs Ubud

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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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 8,053,663 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Romanian Vietnamese Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English High Moderate Low Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - October January, February, October - December December - April May - October
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1330 $1164 $2372 $1371
Rent $605 $502 $1042 $662
Groceries $112 $151 $237 $151
Dining out $162 $133 $373 $10
Cafe $37 $38 $43 $28
Coworking space $131 $72 $158 $106
Mobile internet $7 $4 $21 $3
Public transportation $21 $20 $12 $54
Taxis $9 $13 $48 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $0 $0 $34
Sport and cultural events $28 $3 $35 $14
Museums and sights $29 $4 $9 $9
Nightlife $45 $89 $117 $118
Gym $30 $57 $37 $72
Yoga $58 $57 $164 $88
Massage $31 $21 $75 $10
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Viettel, Mobifone Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 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, GoViet 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. A mix of French, Southeast Asian and Chinese with lots of fresh herbs and spices. Northern Vietnam cuisine includes a lot of fish and noodles. 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 Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads 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 Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street 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 104 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow