Berlin vs Panama City

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 3,400,000 880,691
Official language(s) German Spanish
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit May - September December - April
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2491 $2363
Rent $1063 $1038
Groceries $213 $236
Dining out $307 $372
Cafe $65 $43
Coworking space $197 $157
Mobile internet $26 $21
Public transportation $99 $12
Taxis $66 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $0
Sport and cultural events $72 $35
Museums and sights $41 $9
Nightlife $71 $117
Gym $74 $37
Yoga $112 $163
Massage $64 $75
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Claro, Movistar
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread 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 Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow