Barbados vs Barcelona vs Buenos Aires

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
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Barcelona ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 110,000 5,585,556 2,900,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Catalan, Spanish Spanish
Level of English Very high High High
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Most common months to visit November - May April - June, September - November September - December
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) ARS - Argentine Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted almost evewhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!)
Remote worker visa Yes Yes No
Average monthly costs $2711 $2713 $1737
Rent $1058 $1061 $1110
Groceries $235 $138 $128
Dining out $346 $458 $160
Cafe $75 $51 $33
Coworking space $322 $242 $124
Mobile internet $50 $12 $15
Public transportation $35 $145 $11
Taxis $107 $55 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $27 $18
Sport and cultural events $37 $93 $32
Museums and sights $36 $38 $5
Nightlife $96 $127 $31
Gym $86 $93 $19
Yoga $130 $106 $25
Massage $99 $68 $13
SIM card options Digicel Vodafone, Movistar Movistar, Claro, Personal
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars
Taxi apps None available Cabify, FreeNow Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only)
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options
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 Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores
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 restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 98 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow