Madrid vs Panama City vs Ubud

Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 6,578,0179 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Moderate Low Low
Main airport Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November December - April May - October
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2565 $2359 $1416
Rent $1206 $1036 $683
Groceries $180 $236 $156
Dining out $322 $371 $10
Cafe $53 $43 $29
Coworking space $202 $157 $110
Mobile internet $11 $21 $3
Public transportation $80 $12 $55
Taxis $45 $48 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $50 $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $56 $35 $15
Museums and sights $20 $9 $9
Nightlife $85 $117 $122
Gym $45 $37 $75
Yoga $146 $163 $90
Massage $65 $75 $10
SIM card options Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. 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 Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros! 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 85 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow