Barbados vs Bogota vs Istanbul vs Valencia

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Bogota ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Valencia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 110,000 10,978,360 15,520,000 834,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish Turkish Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Very high Low Low Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) El Dorado International Airport (BOG) Istanbul Airport (IST) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit November - May January - March, December April - June, September and October March - June, September, October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
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 Yes
Average monthly costs $2702 $1097 $659 $1976
Rent $1054 $480 $354 $869
Groceries $234 $82 $44 $146
Dining out $345 $174 $81 $292
Cafe $75 $22 $18 $42
Coworking space $321 $77 $49 $152
Mobile internet $49 $11 $3 $16
Public transportation $35 $23 $6 $38
Taxis $106 $28 $6 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $17 $2 $30
Sport and cultural events $37 $22 $11 $73
Museums and sights $36 $7 $15 $44
Nightlife $96 $46 $22 $66
Gym $86 $15 $9 $34
Yoga $130 $57 $23 $87
Massage $99 $37 $15 $45
SIM card options Digicel Tigo, Movistar, Claro Turkcell, Turk Telekom Vodafone, Orange
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 Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps None available Uber, Cabify BiTaksi Cabify, FreeNow
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 Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
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 Paella, fideuร , esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
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 Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 104 options on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow 98 listings on Happy Cow