Barbados vs Medellin

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 110,000 2,427,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit November - May January - April, December
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2720 $1487
Rent $1061 $842
Groceries $235 $100
Dining out $347 $150
Cafe $75 $21
Coworking space $324 $111
Mobile internet $50 $18
Public transportation $35 $24
Taxis $107 $16
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0
Sport and cultural events $37 $9
Museums and sights $36 $10
Nightlife $97 $84
Gym $86 $18
Yoga $130 $62
Massage $100 $24
SIM card options Digicel Claro, Tigo
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps None available EasyTaxi
Tap water Not drinkable Not 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. A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow