Lisbon vs Panama City

Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 517,000 880,691
Official language(s) Portuguese Spanish
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit March - May, September, October December - April
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2246 $2363
Rent $1093 $1038
Groceries $154 $236
Dining out $307 $372
Cafe $41 $43
Coworking space $185 $157
Mobile internet $27 $21
Public transportation $71 $12
Taxis $31 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $20 $0
Sport and cultural events $33 $35
Museums and sights $27 $9
Nightlife $53 $117
Gym $73 $37
Yoga $73 $163
Massage $57 $75
SIM card options Vodafone Claro, Movistar
Tipping 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, FreeNow Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries 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 Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 401 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow