Barbados vs Barcelona

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 110,000 5,585,556
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Catalan, Spanish
Level of English Very high High
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
Most common months to visit November - May April - June, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted almost evewhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2701 $2448
Rent $1054 $957
Groceries $234 $124
Dining out $345 $414
Cafe $75 $46
Coworking space $321 $219
Mobile internet $49 $11
Public transportation $35 $131
Taxis $106 $49
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $25
Sport and cultural events $37 $84
Museums and sights $36 $34
Nightlife $96 $115
Gym $86 $84
Yoga $130 $95
Massage $99 $61
SIM card options Digicel Vodafone, Movistar
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps None available Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine 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. Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona.
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomรกquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 98 options on HappyCow