Barbados vs Lisbon

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 110,000 517,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Portuguese
Level of English Very high Very high
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS)
Most common months to visit November - May March - May, September, October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2708 $2304
Rent $1056 $1121
Groceries $234 $158
Dining out $346 $315
Cafe $75 $42
Coworking space $322 $190
Mobile internet $50 $28
Public transportation $35 $73
Taxis $107 $32
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $21
Sport and cultural events $37 $34
Museums and sights $36 $28
Nightlife $96 $55
Gym $86 $75
Yoga $130 $75
Massage $99 $58
SIM card options Digicel Vodafone
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps None available Uber, FreeNow
Tap water 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. Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries
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
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
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 401 listings on Happy Cow