Austin vs Barbados

Austin 🇺🇸
Barbados 🇧🇧
Population 926,426 110,000
Official language(s) English (de facto) English, Bajan Creole
Level of English Very high Very high
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November November - May
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) BBD - Barbadian dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $2706
Rent $1650 $1056
Groceries $243 $234
Dining out $396 $346
Cafe $66 $75
Coworking space $331 $322
Mobile internet $40 $50
Public transportation $110 $35
Taxis $73 $106
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $0
Sport and cultural events $54 $37
Museums and sights $11 $36
Nightlife $124 $96
Gym $62 $86
Yoga $139 $130
Massage $89 $99
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Digicel
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft None available
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Bajan cuisine features an eclectic mix of European, Asian, and Caribbean styles resulting in bold, tasty and crunchy meat or fish dishes with lots of spices, lime juice, thyme and salads laden with local vegetables and hot side dishes.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 14 options on HappyCow