Barcelona vs Panama City

Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 5,585,556 880,691
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish Spanish
Level of English High Low
Main airport Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November December - April
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted almost evewhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2384 $2359
Rent $932 $1036
Groceries $121 $236
Dining out $403 $371
Cafe $45 $43
Coworking space $213 $157
Mobile internet $10 $21
Public transportation $127 $12
Taxis $48 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $0
Sport and cultural events $81 $35
Museums and sights $33 $9
Nightlife $112 $117
Gym $81 $37
Yoga $93 $163
Massage $59 $75
SIM card options Vodafone, Movistar Claro, Movistar
Tipping 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Cabify, FreeNow Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. 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 Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 98 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow