Mexico City vs Panama City vs Sofia vs Ubud

Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 8,850,000 880,691 1,270,169 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Bulgarian Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Moderate Low High Low
Main airport Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Sofia International Airport (SOF) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, October, November December - April April-June, September-October May - October
Currency MXN - Mexican Peso ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $1863 $2372 $1265 $1371
Rent $776 $1042 $556 $662
Groceries $280 $237 $10 $151
Dining out $182 $373 $223 $10
Cafe $49 $43 $27 $28
Coworking space $159 $158 $137 $106
Mobile internet $25 $21 $10 $3
Public transportation $11 $12 $29 $54
Taxis $9 $48 $12 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $24 $0 $39 $34
Sport and cultural events $81 $35 $18 $14
Museums and sights $20 $9 $12 $9
Nightlife $64 $117 $80 $118
Gym $69 $37 $23 $72
Yoga $65 $164 $61 $88
Massage $50 $75 $29 $10
SIM card options Telcel, Movistar Claro, Movistar A1, Telenor, Vivacom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber Uber, Tu Chofer TaxiMe, TaxiStars Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese 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. Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas. Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 279 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 20 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow