Barbados vs Da Nang vs Medellin

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 110,000 1,125,316 2,427,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Vietnamese Spanish
Level of English Very high Low Low
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit November - May February - May January - April, December
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2707 $984 $1418
Rent $1056 $325 $802
Groceries $234 $165 $95
Dining out $346 $132 $143
Cafe $75 $36 $20
Coworking space $322 $90 $105
Mobile internet $50 $4 $17
Public transportation $35 $16 $23
Taxis $106 $16 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0 $0
Sport and cultural events $37 $6 $8
Museums and sights $36 $2 $9
Nightlife $96 $76 $80
Gym $86 $35 $17
Yoga $130 $73 $59
Massage $99 $10 $22
SIM card options Digicel Viettel, Vinafone Claro, Tigo
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps None available Grab EasyTaxi
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. Healthy and with robust flavors, Vietnamese cuisine combines noodles and rice with a variety of greens and local herbs to compliment specially seasoned pork, beef or seafood dishes. In Da Nang, you'll find a strong emphasis on barbecued seafood dishes as well as fish-based sauces. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 107 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow