Barbados vs Chiang Mai

Barbados 🇧🇧
Chiang Mai ðŸ‡đ🇭
Population 110,000 1,166,978
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Thai
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
Most common months to visit November - May November - April
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) THB - Thai Baht (āļŋ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places.
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2702 $974
Rent $1054 $274
Groceries $234 $169
Dining out $345 $108
Cafe $75 $45
Coworking space $321 $95
Mobile internet $49 $11
Public transportation $35 $60
Taxis $106 $20
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $10
Sport and cultural events $37 $8
Museums and sights $36 $8
Nightlife $96 $62
Gym $86 $41
Yoga $130 $55
Massage $99 $10
SIM card options Digicel AIS, DTAC
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere
Taxi apps None available Grab
Tap water 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. 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.
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
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
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 90 options on HappyCow