Medellin vs Panama City vs Porto

Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 2,427,000 880,691 237,559
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Portuguese
Level of English Low Low Very High
Main airport Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit January - April, December December - April May - September
Currency COP - Colombian Peso ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1508 $2365 $2048
Rent $854 $1039 $835
Groceries $101 $236 $173
Dining out $153 $372 $326
Cafe $21 $43 $52
Coworking space $112 $157 $112
Mobile internet $18 $21 $24
Public transportation $24 $12 $111
Taxis $16 $48 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0 $12
Sport and cultural events $9 $35 $52
Museums and sights $10 $9 $28
Nightlife $85 $117 $77
Gym $18 $37 $66
Yoga $63 $163 $96
Massage $24 $75 $56
SIM card options Claro, Tigo Claro, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping Tip 10% in restaurants 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps EasyTaxi Uber, Tu Chofer Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats 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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 153 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow