Panama City vs Valencia

Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 880,691 834,000
Official language(s) Spanish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Tocumen International Airport (PTY) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit December - April March - June, September, October
Currency PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops. Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2360 $2275
Rent $1037 $1001
Groceries $236 $168
Dining out $372 $337
Cafe $43 $48
Coworking space $157 $175
Mobile internet $21 $18
Public transportation $12 $43
Taxis $48 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $35 $84
Museums and sights $9 $50
Nightlife $117 $76
Gym $37 $40
Yoga $163 $100
Massage $75 $52
SIM card options Claro, Movistar Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Tu Chofer Cabify, FreeNow
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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 7 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow