Panama City vs Ubud

Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
Population 880,691 112,490
Official language(s) Spanish Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Low
Main airport Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit December - April May - October
Currency PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2359 $1363
Rent $1036 $658
Groceries $236 $150
Dining out $371 $10
Cafe $43 $28
Coworking space $157 $106
Mobile internet $21 $3
Public transportation $12 $53
Taxis $48 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $33
Sport and cultural events $35 $14
Museums and sights $9 $9
Nightlife $117 $118
Gym $37 $72
Yoga $163 $87
Massage $75 $10
SIM card options Claro, Movistar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps Uber, Tu Chofer Grab, GoJek
Tap water 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. 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 Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local 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 7 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow