Barbados vs Chiang Mai vs Lisbon

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
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Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
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Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Population 110,000 1,166,978 517,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Thai Portuguese
Level of English Very high Low Very high
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit November - May November - April March - May, September, October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2709 $1026 $2197
Rent $1057 $289 $1069
Groceries $235 $178 $150
Dining out $346 $113 $300
Cafe $75 $47 $40
Coworking space $322 $100 $181
Mobile internet $50 $11 $27
Public transportation $35 $63 $69
Taxis $107 $21 $30
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $10 $20
Sport and cultural events $37 $8 $32
Museums and sights $36 $8 $27
Nightlife $96 $66 $52
Gym $86 $43 $72
Yoga $130 $58 $72
Massage $99 $10 $55
SIM card options Digicel AIS, DTAC Vodafone
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps None available Grab Uber, FreeNow
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. Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables. 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 Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  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 Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 90 options on HappyCow 401 listings on Happy Cow