Barbados vs Buenos Aires vs Lisbon vs Seoul

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 110,000 2,900,000 517,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish Portuguese Korean
Level of English Very high High Very high Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit November - May September - December March - May, September, October March - May, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes No
Average monthly costs $2707 $1698 $2246 $2426
Rent $1056 $1085 $1093 $885
Groceries $234 $125 $154 $396
Dining out $346 $156 $307 $234
Cafe $75 $32 $41 $77
Coworking space $322 $122 $185 $247
Mobile internet $50 $15 $27 $44
Public transportation $35 $11 $71 $45
Taxis $106 $12 $31 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $18 $20 $15
Sport and cultural events $37 $31 $33 $43
Museums and sights $36 $5 $27 $7
Nightlife $96 $30 $53 $103
Gym $86 $19 $73 $77
Yoga $130 $24 $73 $124
Massage $99 $13 $57 $83
SIM card options Digicel Movistar, Claro, Personal Vodafone KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars Not customary or expected
Taxi apps None available Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, FreeNow Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
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 Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
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 Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow 401 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow