Barbados vs Berlin

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Population 110,000 3,400,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole German
Level of English Very high Very high
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Berlin Tegel (TXL)
Most common months to visit November - May May - September
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in some places but cash often preferred
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2720 $2547
Rent $1061 $1088
Groceries $235 $218
Dining out $347 $314
Cafe $75 $66
Coworking space $324 $202
Mobile internet $50 $27
Public transportation $35 $102
Taxis $107 $68
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $19
Sport and cultural events $37 $74
Museums and sights $36 $42
Nightlife $97 $73
Gym $86 $76
Yoga $130 $115
Massage $100 $65
SIM card options Digicel Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services
Taxi apps None available Mytaxi, Uber
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. Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow