Panama City vs Rio de Janeiro vs Tbilisi

Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Rio de Janeiro ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
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Tbilisi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Population 880,691 6,718,903 1,108,700
Official language(s) Spanish Portuguese Georgian
Level of English Low Low Low
Main airport Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Galeรฃo International Airport Tbilisi International Airport (TBS)
Most common months to visit December - April January - March, December March - June
Currency PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) BRL - Brazilian Real (R$) GEL - Georgian Lari (โ‚พ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2365 $1774 $1376
Rent $1039 $1032 $707
Groceries $236 $92 $105
Dining out $372 $203 $159
Cafe $43 $24 $43
Coworking space $157 $126 $117
Mobile internet $21 $7 $4
Public transportation $12 $32 $8
Taxis $48 $14 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $16 $26
Sport and cultural events $35 $53 $20
Museums and sights $9 $25 $8
Nightlife $117 $53 $50
Gym $37 $30 $31
Yoga $163 $38 $35
Massage $75 $31 $50
SIM card options Claro, Movistar Tim, Claro, Vivo Magti GSM, Geocell, Beeline
Tipping 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere 10% usually included in restaurants, 10% at bars and cafes with table service is common 10% usually included in bill, not expected at bars or cafรฉs.
Taxi apps Uber, Tu Chofer Easy Taxi, 99 Taxi, Uber Yandex, Bolt
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. Emphasis on rice, beans, pork and beef with a variety of root vegetables and fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is also very common. Cuisine of the Caucasus meets regional diversity in Georgia. Emphasis on spices and meats (poultry, beef, pork and mutton) as well as soups and creams.
Local food specialities Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Feijoada, bolinho de bacalhau, fried sardines, caldo verde, pao de queijo and brigadeiros. Kachapuri, kuchmachi, khinkali, chikhirtma, kharcho with gomi, jonjoli
Eat like a local Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks The "snack capital" of Brazil, Rio is a perfect place to try street food as well as the wide varieties of small, traditional eateries and churrascarias easily found across the city. Small local restaurants, open bars, terraces and wine bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 7 options on HappyCow 54 options on Happy Cow 10 options on Happy Cow