Panama City vs Porto

Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 880,691 237,559
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese
Level of English Low Very High
Main airport Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit December - April May - September
Currency PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2363 $2032
Rent $1038 $828
Groceries $236 $171
Dining out $372 $323
Cafe $43 $52
Coworking space $157 $111
Mobile internet $21 $24
Public transportation $12 $110
Taxis $48 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $12
Sport and cultural events $35 $52
Museums and sights $9 $28
Nightlife $117 $76
Gym $37 $65
Yoga $163 $95
Massage $75 $55
SIM card options Claro, Movistar Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Uber, Tu Chofer Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not drinkable 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.
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
Eat like a local Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 7 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow