Barbados vs Da Nang vs Seoul

Barbados 🇧🇧
Da Nang 🇻🇳
Seoul 🇰🇷
Population 110,000 1,125,316 9,963,452
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Vietnamese Korean
Level of English Very high Low Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit November - May February - May March - May, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) KRW - South Korean won (₩)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2717 $957 $2188
Rent $1060 $316 $798
Groceries $235 $160 $357
Dining out $347 $128 $211
Cafe $75 $35 $69
Coworking space $323 $87 $223
Mobile internet $50 $4 $40
Public transportation $35 $15 $40
Taxis $107 $15 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0 $13
Sport and cultural events $37 $6 $39
Museums and sights $36 $2 $6
Nightlife $96 $74 $93
Gym $86 $34 $69
Yoga $130 $71 $112
Massage $99 $10 $75
SIM card options Digicel Viettel, Vinafone KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes Not customary or expected
Taxi apps None available Grab Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Healthy and with robust flavors, Vietnamese cuisine combines noodles and rice with a variety of greens and local herbs to compliment specially seasoned pork, beef or seafood dishes. In Da Nang, you'll find a strong emphasis on barbecued seafood dishes as well as fish-based sauces. 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 Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca 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 Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 107 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow