New York City vs Panama City

New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 8,323,340 880,691
Official language(s) English (de facto) Spanish
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit April - June, September - November December - April
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $5431 $2381
Rent $2891 $1046
Groceries $383 $238
Dining out $656 $375
Cafe $72 $43
Coworking space $326 $158
Mobile internet $45 $21
Public transportation $220 $12
Taxis $78 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $30 $0
Sport and cultural events $100 $35
Museums and sights $74 $9
Nightlife $195 $118
Gym $55 $37
Yoga $197 $164
Massage $109 $76
SIM card options AT&T, Verizon Claro, Movistar
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse. 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 Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options. Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 309 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow