Buenos Aires vs Panama City vs Ubud

Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 2,900,000 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English High Low Low
Main airport Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit September - December December - April May - October
Currency ARS - Argentine Peso ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1379 $2359 $1416
Rent $881 $1036 $683
Groceries $102 $236 $156
Dining out $127 $371 $10
Cafe $26 $43 $29
Coworking space $99 $157 $110
Mobile internet $12 $21 $3
Public transportation $9 $12 $55
Taxis $10 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $15 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $25 $35 $15
Museums and sights $4 $9 $9
Nightlife $24 $117 $122
Gym $15 $37 $75
Yoga $20 $163 $90
Massage $11 $75 $10
SIM card options Movistar, Claro, Personal Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options 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. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks 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 79 options on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow