Barbados vs Mexico City

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 110,000 8,850,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit November - May March - May, October, November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2707 $1904
Rent $1056 $793
Groceries $234 $287
Dining out $346 $186
Cafe $75 $50
Coworking space $322 $162
Mobile internet $50 $25
Public transportation $35 $11
Taxis $106 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $24
Sport and cultural events $37 $83
Museums and sights $36 $20
Nightlife $96 $65
Gym $86 $70
Yoga $130 $67
Massage $99 $52
SIM card options Digicel Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps None available Uber
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. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow