Barbados vs Buenos Aires vs Hanoi

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Population 110,000 2,900,000 8,053,663
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish Vietnamese
Level of English Very high High Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN)
Most common months to visit November - May September - December January, February, October - December
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred.
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2711 $1737 $1186
Rent $1058 $1110 $511
Groceries $235 $128 $154
Dining out $346 $160 $136
Cafe $75 $33 $39
Coworking space $322 $124 $73
Mobile internet $50 $15 $4
Public transportation $35 $11 $20
Taxis $107 $12 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $18 $0
Sport and cultural events $37 $32 $3
Museums and sights $36 $5 $4
Nightlife $96 $31 $90
Gym $86 $19 $58
Yoga $130 $25 $58
Massage $99 $13 $21
SIM card options Digicel Movistar, Claro, Personal Viettel, Mobifone
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%.
Taxi apps None available Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Grab, GoViet
Tap water Not drinkable Not 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. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options A mix of French, Southeast Asian and Chinese with lots of fresh herbs and spices. Northern Vietnam cuisine includes a lot of fish and noodles.
Local food specialities 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 Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads
Eat like a local 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 Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow 104 listings on Happy Cow