Panama City vs Seoul vs Ubud

Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 880,691 9,963,452 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Korean Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Moderate Low
Main airport Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Incheon International Airport (ICN) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit December - April March - May, September - November May - October
Currency PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2359 $2268 $1416
Rent $1036 $827 $683
Groceries $236 $370 $156
Dining out $371 $219 $10
Cafe $43 $72 $29
Coworking space $157 $231 $110
Mobile internet $21 $42 $3
Public transportation $12 $42 $55
Taxis $48 $43 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $14 $35
Sport and cultural events $35 $40 $15
Museums and sights $9 $7 $9
Nightlife $117 $96 $122
Gym $37 $72 $75
Yoga $163 $116 $90
Massage $75 $78 $10
SIM card options Claro, Movistar KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Not customary or expected Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Tu Chofer Uber, Kakao 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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture. 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 Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets 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 57 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow