Barbados vs Barcelona vs Prague vs Seoul

Barbados 🇧🇧
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Barcelona 🇪🇸
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Prague 🇨🇿
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Population 110,000 5,585,556 1,305,737 9,963,452
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Catalan, Spanish Czech Korean
Level of English Very high High High Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit November - May April - June, September - November June - October March - May, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (€) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) KRW - South Korean won (₩)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted almost evewhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes No
Average monthly costs $2702 $2384 $1806 $2184
Rent $1054 $932 $780 $797
Groceries $234 $121 $158 $356
Dining out $345 $403 $240 $211
Cafe $75 $45 $53 $69
Coworking space $321 $213 $175 $222
Mobile internet $49 $10 $24 $40
Public transportation $35 $127 $61 $40
Taxis $106 $48 $33 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $24 $19 $13
Sport and cultural events $37 $81 $19 $39
Museums and sights $36 $33 $35 $6
Nightlife $96 $112 $50 $93
Gym $86 $81 $56 $69
Yoga $130 $93 $66 $112
Massage $99 $59 $37 $75
SIM card options Digicel Vodafone, Movistar Vodafone, T-Mobile KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 5-10% in restaurants if service is exceptional, not expected elsewhere 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere Not customary or expected
Taxi apps None available Cabify, FreeNow Uber, Liftago Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Catalan cuisine makes extensive use of Mediterranean vegetables, legumes mixed with pork in its many varieties, chicken and fish. Regularly mixes sweet and savory flavors in specific dishes. This cuisine is known for being bold in flavor and striking in color, with a variety of specific regional dishes found the culinary hub that is Barcelona. Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer! 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 Paella, bombas, esqueixada, pa amb tomáquet, escalivada, crema Catalana, gazpacho, chorizo Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky. 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 Taverns, tapas bars, local markets, bodegas and street food spots Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 98 options on HappyCow 112 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow