Barbados vs Barcelona vs Bogota vs Istanbul

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 110,000 5,585,556 10,978,360 15,520,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Catalan, Spanish Spanish Turkish
Level of English Very high High Low Low
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Istanbul Airport (IST)
Most common months to visit November - May April - June, September - November January - March, December April - June, September and October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) COP - Colombian Peso ($) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted almost evewhere Accepted everywhere Accepted in most places
Remote worker visa Yes Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2702 $2384 $1097 $659
Rent $1054 $932 $480 $354
Groceries $234 $121 $82 $44
Dining out $345 $403 $174 $81
Cafe $75 $45 $22 $18
Coworking space $321 $213 $77 $49
Mobile internet $49 $10 $11 $3
Public transportation $35 $127 $23 $6
Taxis $106 $48 $28 $6
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $24 $17 $2
Sport and cultural events $37 $81 $22 $11
Museums and sights $36 $33 $7 $15
Nightlife $96 $112 $46 $22
Gym $86 $81 $15 $9
Yoga $130 $93 $57 $23
Massage $99 $59 $37 $15
SIM card options Digicel Vodafone, Movistar Tigo, Movistar, Claro Turkcell, Turk Telekom
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars
Taxi apps None available Cabify, FreeNow Uber, Cabify BiTaksi
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable Not 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. Latin American. Dishes with beef, pork and chicken are often mixed with flour-based foods and fruity desserts. Heavy influence from the Andes and other Colombian regions. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish
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 Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight
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 Local family restaurants and those from other regions. Menรบ del dรญa. Community markets and sports bars. Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 98 options on HappyCow 104 options on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow