Barbados vs Budapest vs Buenos Aires

Barbados 🇧🇧
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Population 110,000 1,768,073 2,900,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Hungarian Spanish
Level of English Very high High High
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Most common months to visit November - May March - June, September - November September - December
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) ARS - Argentine Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted everywhere. (ID required!)
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2711 $1584 $1737
Rent $1058 $643 $1110
Groceries $235 $139 $128
Dining out $346 $261 $160
Cafe $75 $38 $33
Coworking space $322 $155 $124
Mobile internet $50 $11 $15
Public transportation $35 $47 $11
Taxis $107 $35 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $17 $18
Sport and cultural events $37 $31 $32
Museums and sights $36 $9 $5
Nightlife $96 $55 $31
Gym $86 $48 $19
Yoga $130 $62 $25
Massage $99 $33 $13
SIM card options Digicel Vodafone, Telenor Movistar, Claro, Personal
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% at restaurants and cafés is common, not common at bars
Taxi apps None available Bolt, Fotaxi 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. Magyar cuisine makes extensive use of creams, cheeses and sauces primarily in beef, chicken and pork dishes, mixed with seasonal vegetables, fruits and rich desserts. 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 Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Főzelék, Somloi Galuska, Pörkölt and Paprikás, Kürtös Kalács, Hungarian Lecsó, Lángos 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 Local markets, cafés, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafés for maté and facturas
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 47 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow