Barbados vs Panama City

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 110,000 880,691
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit November - May December - April
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2706 $2363
Rent $1056 $1038
Groceries $234 $236
Dining out $346 $372
Cafe $75 $43
Coworking space $322 $157
Mobile internet $50 $21
Public transportation $35 $12
Taxis $106 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0
Sport and cultural events $37 $35
Museums and sights $36 $9
Nightlife $96 $117
Gym $86 $37
Yoga $130 $163
Massage $99 $75
SIM card options Digicel Claro, Movistar
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps None available Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Bajan cuisine features an eclectic mix of European, Asian, and Caribbean styles resulting in bold, tasty and crunchy meat or fish dishes with lots of spices, lime juice, thyme and salads laden with local vegetables and hot side dishes. 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 Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow