Panama City vs Sofia vs Ubud

Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 880,691 1,270,169 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Bulgarian Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low High Low
Main airport Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Sofia International Airport (SOF) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit December - April April-June, September-October May - October
Currency PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ) 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 $1327 $1416
Rent $1036 $584 $683
Groceries $236 $10 $156
Dining out $371 $234 $10
Cafe $43 $28 $29
Coworking space $157 $144 $110
Mobile internet $21 $10 $3
Public transportation $12 $31 $55
Taxis $48 $13 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $41 $35
Sport and cultural events $35 $19 $15
Museums and sights $9 $12 $9
Nightlife $117 $84 $122
Gym $37 $24 $75
Yoga $163 $64 $90
Massage $75 $30 $10
SIM card options Claro, Movistar A1, Telenor, Vivacom Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Tu Chofer TaxiMe, TaxiStars Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Not 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. Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital. 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 Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas. 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 20 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow