Panama City vs Seoul

Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 880,691 9,963,452
Official language(s) Spanish Korean
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit December - April March - May, September - November
Currency PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2359 $2184
Rent $1036 $797
Groceries $236 $356
Dining out $371 $211
Cafe $43 $69
Coworking space $157 $222
Mobile internet $21 $40
Public transportation $12 $40
Taxis $48 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $13
Sport and cultural events $35 $39
Museums and sights $9 $6
Nightlife $117 $93
Gym $37 $69
Yoga $163 $112
Massage $75 $75
SIM card options Claro, Movistar KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Uber, Tu Chofer Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine 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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 7 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow