Barbados vs Bogota vs Istanbul vs Lviv

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 110,000 10,978,360 15,520,000 731,387
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish Turkish Ukrainian
Level of English Very high Low Low Low
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Istanbul Airport (IST) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit November - May January - March, December April - June, September and October May - September
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere Accepted in most places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No No
Average monthly costs $2702 $1097 $659 $922
Rent $1054 $480 $354 $400
Groceries $234 $82 $44 $91
Dining out $345 $174 $81 $151
Cafe $75 $22 $18 $21
Coworking space $321 $77 $49 $79
Mobile internet $49 $11 $3 $4
Public transportation $35 $23 $6 $5
Taxis $106 $28 $6 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $17 $2 $16
Sport and cultural events $37 $22 $11 $13
Museums and sights $36 $7 $15 $9
Nightlife $96 $46 $22 $43
Gym $86 $15 $9 $22
Yoga $130 $57 $23 $30
Massage $99 $37 $15 $27
SIM card options Digicel Tigo, Movistar, Claro Turkcell, Turk Telekom Vodafone, Kyivstar
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% service included in all bills, not required or expected at bars without table service Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps None available Uber, Cabify BiTaksi Uber, Uklon
Tap water Not drinkable Not 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. 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 Slavic. Emphasis on frilled meats combined with potatoes, carrots, pickles and cabbage. Creamy deserts often elaborated with cottage cheese. Lviv enjoys culinary influences from Kiev (traditional with an emphasis on chicken) and Odessa (various seafood dishes).
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Arepas, ajiaco santaferense, buรฑuelos, patacones, tรฉ de coca, changua Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops 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 Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 104 options on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow