Barbados vs Madrid

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 110,000 6,578,0179
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit November - May March - May, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2707 $2873
Rent $1056 $1350
Groceries $234 $202
Dining out $346 $360
Cafe $75 $59
Coworking space $322 $226
Mobile internet $50 $12
Public transportation $35 $90
Taxis $106 $50
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $56
Sport and cultural events $37 $62
Museums and sights $36 $23
Nightlife $96 $95
Gym $86 $50
Yoga $130 $163
Massage $99 $73
SIM card options Digicel Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps None available Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
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, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros!
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 85 listings on Happy Cow