Barbados vs Istanbul vs Prague vs Seoul

Barbados 🇧🇧
Istanbul 🇹🇷
Prague 🇨🇿
Seoul 🇰🇷
Population 110,000 15,520,000 1,305,737 9,963,452
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Turkish Czech Korean
Level of English Very high Low High Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Istanbul Airport (IST) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit November - May April - June, September and October June - October March - May, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) TRY - Turkish Lira (₺) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč) KRW - South Korean won (₩)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in most places Accepted most places (some places are cash only) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes No
Average monthly costs $2702 $659 $1806 $2184
Rent $1054 $354 $780 $797
Groceries $234 $44 $158 $356
Dining out $345 $81 $240 $211
Cafe $75 $18 $53 $69
Coworking space $321 $49 $175 $222
Mobile internet $49 $3 $24 $40
Public transportation $35 $6 $61 $40
Taxis $106 $6 $33 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $2 $19 $13
Sport and cultural events $37 $11 $19 $39
Museums and sights $36 $15 $35 $6
Nightlife $96 $22 $50 $93
Gym $86 $9 $56 $69
Yoga $130 $23 $66 $112
Massage $99 $15 $37 $75
SIM card options Digicel Turkcell, Turk Telekom Vodafone, T-Mobile KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafés and bars 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere Not customary or expected
Taxi apps None available BiTaksi Uber, Liftago Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Not 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. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish 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 Döner, İçli Köfte, Dondurma, Karnıyarık, Turkish delight 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 Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 59 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow