Barbados vs Da Nang vs New York City

Barbados 🇧🇧
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Population 110,000 1,125,316 8,323,340
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Vietnamese English (de facto)
Level of English Very high Low Very high
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Da Nang International Airport (DAD) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit November - May February - May April - June, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2707 $984 $5431
Rent $1056 $325 $2891
Groceries $234 $165 $383
Dining out $346 $132 $656
Cafe $75 $36 $72
Coworking space $322 $90 $326
Mobile internet $50 $4 $45
Public transportation $35 $16 $220
Taxis $106 $16 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0 $30
Sport and cultural events $37 $6 $100
Museums and sights $36 $2 $74
Nightlife $96 $76 $195
Gym $86 $35 $55
Yoga $130 $73 $197
Massage $99 $10 $109
SIM card options Digicel Viettel, Vinafone AT&T, Verizon
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps None available Grab Uber, Lyft
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. 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. American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse.
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 Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options.
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 Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 107 options on HappyCow 309 options on HappyCow