Barbados vs Berlin vs Buenos Aires vs Lisbon

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 110,000 3,400,000 2,900,000 517,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole German Spanish Portuguese
Level of English Very high Very high High Very high
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Berlin Tegel (TXL) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit November - May May - September September - December March - May, September, October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2707 $2491 $1698 $2246
Rent $1056 $1063 $1085 $1093
Groceries $234 $213 $125 $154
Dining out $346 $307 $156 $307
Cafe $75 $65 $32 $41
Coworking space $322 $197 $122 $185
Mobile internet $50 $26 $15 $27
Public transportation $35 $99 $11 $71
Taxis $106 $66 $12 $31
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $19 $18 $20
Sport and cultural events $37 $72 $31 $33
Museums and sights $36 $41 $5 $27
Nightlife $96 $71 $30 $53
Gym $86 $74 $19 $73
Yoga $130 $112 $24 $73
Massage $99 $64 $13 $57
SIM card options Digicel Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Movistar, Claro, Personal Vodafone
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps None available Mytaxi, Uber Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, FreeNow
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable 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. Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow