Barbados vs Da Nang vs Mexico City

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 110,000 1,125,316 8,850,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Vietnamese Spanish
Level of English Very high Low Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit November - May February - May March - May, October, November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2707 $984 $1904
Rent $1056 $325 $793
Groceries $234 $165 $287
Dining out $346 $132 $186
Cafe $75 $36 $50
Coworking space $322 $90 $162
Mobile internet $50 $4 $25
Public transportation $35 $16 $11
Taxis $106 $16 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0 $24
Sport and cultural events $37 $6 $83
Museums and sights $36 $2 $20
Nightlife $96 $76 $65
Gym $86 $35 $70
Yoga $130 $73 $67
Massage $99 $10 $52
SIM card options Digicel Viettel, Vinafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps None available Grab 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. 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. 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 Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca 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 Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 107 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow