Barbados vs Buenos Aires vs Istanbul

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
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Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 110,000 2,900,000 15,520,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish Turkish
Level of English Very high High Low
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Istanbul Airport (IST)
Most common months to visit November - May September - December April - June, September and October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted in most places
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2711 $1737 $1279
Rent $1058 $1110 $687
Groceries $235 $128 $86
Dining out $346 $160 $157
Cafe $75 $33 $35
Coworking space $322 $124 $96
Mobile internet $50 $15 $6
Public transportation $35 $11 $12
Taxis $107 $12 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $18 $5
Sport and cultural events $37 $32 $21
Museums and sights $36 $5 $29
Nightlife $96 $31 $42
Gym $86 $19 $18
Yoga $130 $25 $45
Massage $99 $13 $29
SIM card options Digicel Movistar, Claro, Personal Turkcell, Turk Telekom
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars
Taxi apps None available Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) BiTaksi
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 fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish
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 Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight
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 Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow