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White sand beaches, palm trees and a visa that allows remote workers to live on this eastern Caribbean island for up to one year...welcome to Barbados! With a colonial capital (Bridgetown) and sleepy towns scattered all around the coast and interior, there are plenty of lifestyle options depending on your needs. While it's relatively expensive to live here, and the community of remote workers is only in its infancy, it's still a chance to live in paradise. If you enjoy exploring tropical nature, water sports, cultural events and festivals, good food and an ultra-relaxed lifestyle, with warm weather all year round, Barbados is worth considering.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 5465 2707 2291 ${ selected_currency } per month in Barbados, with an average rent of 2132 1056 894 ${ selected_currency }.
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 2132 1056 894
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 473 234 198
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 698 346 293
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 151 75 63
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 650 322 273
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 100 50 42
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 70 35 29
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 215 106 90
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 0 0 0
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 75 37 31
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 72 36 30
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 194 96 81
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 173 86 73
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 262 130 110
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 200 99 84
${ selected_currency } 5465 2707 2291
Latest tips
Valuable advice straight from the experiences of your fellow remote workers.
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Larger Barbados restaurants and businesses will accept credit cards. Some smaller restaurants and businesses operate on a cash-only basis, so it's best to have some local cash on you at all times just in case.
By Carla O. Costs
Coffee places to work at: The Marriott in Barbados boasts a large lobby decked out with comfy sofas, work stations, desks, free WiFi and plug sockets galore. Copacabana is a great place to host meetings and work remotely. The lunch menu is tasty, seasonal and reasonably priced. You will have no issue finding a spot to perch off with your laptop. Finish your day with a dip in the sea! Copacabana offers day passes for use of the beach amenities.
By Steven P. Workspaces
Barbados is as safe as anywhere in the world as long as you take the necessary precautions. Do not walk alone at night in unlit places, on beaches etc. It is safe to drive anywhere on the island just do not stop if anyone waves you down, possibly can happen but not very often.
By Cassie D. Safety
If you want to use public transport in Barbados, go with registered taxis and public buses. Be careful using private vans and small Z buses, as many travelers have reported reckless driving and drivers stopping very suddenly to pick up and drop off passengers.
By Dane K. Transportation
If you're looking for a farmers market, Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday morning from 8am to 2pm, you can go to Hastings Farmers Market.ย Everything being sold at this market is โ€˜Home Made, Home Grown or Home Createdโ€™ in Barbados. Another popular option isย Brighton Farmers Market (From 6:00am to 10:00am each Saturday morning), located at the center of the island.
By Dane K. General
Average weather in Barbados
Most common months to visit: November - May
What to know
Main airport
Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI)
English, Bajan Creole
Tap water
Not drinkable
10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars
Taxi apps
None available