Barbados vs Buenos Aires vs Madrid

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
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Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 110,000 2,900,000 6,578,0179
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish Spanish
Level of English Very high High Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit November - May September - December March - May, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2711 $1737 $2842
Rent $1058 $1110 $1336
Groceries $235 $128 $200
Dining out $346 $160 $356
Cafe $75 $33 $58
Coworking space $322 $124 $223
Mobile internet $50 $15 $12
Public transportation $35 $11 $89
Taxis $107 $12 $50
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $18 $56
Sport and cultural events $37 $32 $62
Museums and sights $36 $5 $23
Nightlife $96 $31 $94
Gym $86 $19 $50
Yoga $130 $25 $162
Massage $99 $13 $72
SIM card options Digicel Movistar, Claro, Personal Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps None available Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Not 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. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
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 Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
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 Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros!
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow