Madrid vs Panama City

Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 6,578,0179 880,691
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish
Level of English Moderate Low
Main airport Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November December - April
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2498 $2359
Rent $1174 $1036
Groceries $175 $236
Dining out $313 $371
Cafe $51 $43
Coworking space $196 $157
Mobile internet $10 $21
Public transportation $78 $12
Taxis $44 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $49 $0
Sport and cultural events $54 $35
Museums and sights $20 $9
Nightlife $82 $117
Gym $44 $37
Yoga $142 $163
Massage $64 $75
SIM card options Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Claro, Movistar
Tipping Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. 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, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros! Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 85 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow