Panama City vs Porto vs Ubud

Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 880,691 237,559 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Very High Low
Main airport Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit December - April May - September May - October
Currency PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2359 $1806 $1416
Rent $1036 $736 $683
Groceries $236 $152 $156
Dining out $371 $287 $10
Cafe $43 $46 $29
Coworking space $157 $99 $110
Mobile internet $21 $21 $3
Public transportation $12 $98 $55
Taxis $48 $26 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $11 $35
Sport and cultural events $35 $46 $15
Museums and sights $9 $25 $9
Nightlife $117 $68 $122
Gym $37 $58 $75
Yoga $163 $85 $90
Massage $75 $49 $10
SIM card options Claro, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Tu Chofer Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine 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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars 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 7 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow