Barbados vs Buenos Aires vs Porto

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 110,000 2,900,000 237,559
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish Portuguese
Level of English Very high High Very High
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit November - May September - December May - September
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 $2001
Rent $1058 $1110 $816
Groceries $235 $128 $169
Dining out $346 $160 $318
Cafe $75 $33 $51
Coworking space $322 $124 $109
Mobile internet $50 $15 $24
Public transportation $35 $11 $108
Taxis $107 $12 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $18 $12
Sport and cultural events $37 $32 $51
Museums and sights $36 $5 $27
Nightlife $96 $31 $75
Gym $86 $19 $64
Yoga $130 $25 $94
Massage $99 $13 $55
SIM card options Digicel Movistar, Claro, Personal Vodafone, MEO, NOS
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% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps None available Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
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 A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
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, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
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 Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow