Larnaca vs Panama City

Larnaca ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 144,900 880,691
Official language(s) Greek Spanish
Level of English High Low
Main airport Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit March - May, October - December December - April
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $2169 $2365
Rent $751 $1039
Groceries $173 $236
Dining out $289 $372
Cafe $62 $43
Coworking space $231 $157
Mobile internet $39 $21
Public transportation $69 $12
Taxis $46 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $50 $0
Sport and cultural events $31 $35
Museums and sights $9 $9
Nightlife $121 $117
Gym $119 $37
Yoga $117 $163
Massage $60 $75
SIM card options Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN Claro, Movistar
Tipping 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps nTaxi Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Not 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.. 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 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. 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 7 options on HappyCow