Barbados vs Bogota vs Istanbul vs Seoul

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 110,000 10,978,360 15,520,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish Turkish Korean
Level of English Very high Low Low Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Istanbul Airport (IST) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit November - May January - March, December April - June, September and October March - May, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere Accepted in most places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No No
Average monthly costs $2702 $1097 $659 $2184
Rent $1054 $480 $354 $797
Groceries $234 $82 $44 $356
Dining out $345 $174 $81 $211
Cafe $75 $22 $18 $69
Coworking space $321 $77 $49 $222
Mobile internet $49 $11 $3 $40
Public transportation $35 $23 $6 $40
Taxis $106 $28 $6 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $17 $2 $13
Sport and cultural events $37 $22 $11 $39
Museums and sights $36 $7 $15 $6
Nightlife $96 $46 $22 $93
Gym $86 $15 $9 $69
Yoga $130 $57 $23 $112
Massage $99 $37 $15 $75
SIM card options Digicel Tigo, Movistar, Claro Turkcell, Turk Telekom KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
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 Not customary or expected
Taxi apps None available Uber, Cabify BiTaksi Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. 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 Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
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 Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
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 Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 104 options on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow