Barbados vs Lisbon vs Seoul

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 110,000 517,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Portuguese Korean
Level of English Very high Very high Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit November - May March - May, September, October March - May, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes No
Average monthly costs $2709 $2197 $2373
Rent $1057 $1069 $865
Groceries $235 $150 $387
Dining out $346 $300 $229
Cafe $75 $40 $75
Coworking space $322 $181 $242
Mobile internet $50 $27 $43
Public transportation $35 $69 $44
Taxis $107 $30 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $20 $15
Sport and cultural events $37 $32 $42
Museums and sights $36 $27 $7
Nightlife $96 $52 $101
Gym $86 $72 $75
Yoga $130 $72 $122
Massage $99 $55 $81
SIM card options Digicel Vodafone KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars Not customary or expected
Taxi apps None available Uber, FreeNow Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 401 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow