Larnaca vs Lisbon vs Panama City

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 144,900 517,000 880,691
Official language(s) Greek Portuguese Spanish
Level of English High Very high Low
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December March - May, September, October December - April
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2122 $2149 $2354
Rent $735 $1046 $1034
Groceries $170 $147 $235
Dining out $283 $294 $371
Cafe $61 $40 $43
Coworking space $226 $177 $156
Mobile internet $38 $26 $21
Public transportation $68 $68 $12
Taxis $45 $29 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $19 $0
Sport and cultural events $31 $32 $35
Museums and sights $9 $26 $9
Nightlife $119 $51 $117
Gym $116 $70 $37
Yoga $114 $70 $162
Massage $59 $54 $75
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Vodafone Claro, Movistar
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps nTaxi Uber, FreeNow Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries 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.
Local food specialities Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 401 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow