Barbados vs Da Nang vs Porto

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
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Da Nang ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
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Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Population 110,000 1,125,316 237,559
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Vietnamese Portuguese
Level of English Very high Low Very High
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit November - May February - May May - September
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
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 Yes
Average monthly costs $2707 $984 $1991
Rent $1056 $325 $812
Groceries $234 $165 $168
Dining out $346 $132 $317
Cafe $75 $36 $51
Coworking space $322 $90 $109
Mobile internet $50 $4 $24
Public transportation $35 $16 $108
Taxis $106 $16 $28
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0 $12
Sport and cultural events $37 $6 $51
Museums and sights $36 $2 $27
Nightlife $96 $76 $74
Gym $86 $35 $64
Yoga $130 $73 $93
Massage $99 $10 $54
SIM card options Digicel Viettel, Vinafone Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps None available Grab Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
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. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
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 Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
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 Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 107 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow