Barbados vs Buenos Aires vs Mexico City

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
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Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Population 110,000 2,900,000 8,850,000
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) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit November - May September - December March - May, October, November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2711 $1737 $1907
Rent $1058 $1110 $794
Groceries $235 $128 $287
Dining out $346 $160 $186
Cafe $75 $33 $50
Coworking space $322 $124 $163
Mobile internet $50 $15 $25
Public transportation $35 $11 $11
Taxis $107 $12 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $18 $24
Sport and cultural events $37 $32 $83
Museums and sights $36 $5 $20
Nightlife $96 $31 $65
Gym $86 $19 $70
Yoga $130 $25 $67
Massage $99 $13 $52
SIM card options Digicel Movistar, Claro, Personal Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps None available Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber
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 Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
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 Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
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 Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow