Barbados vs Budapest vs Buenos Aires vs Lisbon

Barbados 🇧🇧
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Population 110,000 1,768,073 2,900,000 517,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Hungarian Spanish Portuguese
Level of English Very high High High Very high
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit November - May March - June, September - November September - December March - May, September, October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes No No Yes
Average monthly costs $2707 $1600 $1698 $2246
Rent $1056 $650 $1085 $1093
Groceries $234 $140 $125 $154
Dining out $346 $263 $156 $307
Cafe $75 $38 $32 $41
Coworking space $322 $157 $122 $185
Mobile internet $50 $12 $15 $27
Public transportation $35 $47 $11 $71
Taxis $106 $35 $12 $31
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $17 $18 $20
Sport and cultural events $37 $32 $31 $33
Museums and sights $36 $10 $5 $27
Nightlife $96 $55 $30 $53
Gym $86 $48 $19 $73
Yoga $130 $62 $24 $73
Massage $99 $33 $13 $57
SIM card options Digicel Vodafone, Telenor Movistar, Claro, Personal Vodafone
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 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps None available Bolt, Fotaxi 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. 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 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 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 Bacalhau à bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitão, polvo à 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 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 Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 47 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow