Hanoi vs Panama City vs Ubud

Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 8,053,663 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Vietnamese Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Moderate Low Low
Main airport Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit January, February, October - December December - April May - October
Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1175 $2359 $1416
Rent $507 $1036 $683
Groceries $152 $236 $156
Dining out $135 $371 $10
Cafe $39 $43 $29
Coworking space $73 $157 $110
Mobile internet $4 $21 $3
Public transportation $20 $12 $55
Taxis $14 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $3 $35 $15
Museums and sights $4 $9 $9
Nightlife $90 $117 $122
Gym $58 $37 $75
Yoga $57 $163 $90
Massage $21 $75 $10
SIM card options Viettel, Mobifone Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Grab, GoViet Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A mix of French, Southeast Asian and Chinese with lots of fresh herbs and spices. Northern Vietnam cuisine includes a lot of fish and noodles. 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 Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food 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 104 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow