Bangkok vs Panama City

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 5,680,000 880,691
Official language(s) Thai Spanish
Level of English Low Low
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December December - April
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $1823 $2364
Rent $720 $1038
Groceries $224 $236
Dining out $196 $372
Cafe $52 $43
Coworking space $149 $157
Mobile internet $27 $21
Public transportation $37 $12
Taxis $22 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $20 $0
Sport and cultural events $54 $35
Museums and sights $25 $9
Nightlife $59 $117
Gym $112 $37
Yoga $114 $163
Massage $12 $75
SIM card options AIS Claro, Movistar
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Grab Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup 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 Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow