Bangkok vs Barbados vs Buenos Aires

Bangkok ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 5,680,000 110,000 2,900,000
Official language(s) Thai English, Bajan Creole Spanish
Level of English Low Very high High
Main airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Most common months to visit January - March, November, December November - May September - December
Currency THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) ARS - Argentine Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere. (ID required!)
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1712 $2711 $1737
Rent $677 $1058 $1110
Groceries $210 $235 $128
Dining out $185 $346 $160
Cafe $49 $75 $33
Coworking space $140 $322 $124
Mobile internet $25 $50 $15
Public transportation $35 $35 $11
Taxis $20 $107 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0 $18
Sport and cultural events $51 $37 $32
Museums and sights $23 $36 $5
Nightlife $55 $96 $31
Gym $105 $86 $19
Yoga $107 $130 $25
Massage $12 $99 $13
SIM card options AIS Digicel Movistar, Claro, Personal
Tipping 10% for restaurants, bars and services 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars
Taxi apps Grab None available Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only)
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Meat and fish dishes, vegetables, noodles and soup 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. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options
Local food specialities Pad thai, tom yam, kway teow reua, som tum, sooan Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores
Eat like a local Food stalls, local markets, shophouse restaurants Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas
Vegetarian / vegan options 416 listings on Happy Cow 14 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow