Barbados vs Istanbul vs Seoul

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 110,000 15,520,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Turkish Korean
Level of English Very high Low Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Istanbul Airport (IST) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit November - May April - June, September and October March - May, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in most places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2717 $617 $2188
Rent $1060 $332 $798
Groceries $235 $41 $357
Dining out $347 $76 $211
Cafe $75 $17 $69
Coworking space $323 $46 $223
Mobile internet $50 $3 $40
Public transportation $35 $6 $40
Taxis $107 $6 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $2 $13
Sport and cultural events $37 $10 $39
Museums and sights $36 $14 $6
Nightlife $96 $20 $93
Gym $86 $9 $69
Yoga $130 $22 $112
Massage $99 $14 $75
SIM card options Digicel Turkcell, Turk Telekom KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars Not customary or expected
Taxi apps None available BiTaksi 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. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish 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 Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight 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 Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 59 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow