Istanbul vs Panama City vs Ubud

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
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Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 15,520,000 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Turkish Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Low Low
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October December - April May - October
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $1324 $2365 $1440
Rent $711 $1039 $695
Groceries $89 $236 $159
Dining out $163 $372 $10
Cafe $36 $43 $29
Coworking space $99 $157 $112
Mobile internet $6 $21 $3
Public transportation $12 $12 $56
Taxis $12 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $5 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $22 $35 $15
Museums and sights $30 $9 $9
Nightlife $44 $117 $124
Gym $19 $37 $76
Yoga $46 $163 $92
Massage $30 $75 $11
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps BiTaksi Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish 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 Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee 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 59 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow