Barbados vs Larnaca vs Seoul

Barbados 🇧🇧
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Larnaca 🇨🇾
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Seoul 🇰🇷
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Population 110,000 144,900 9,963,452
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Greek Korean
Level of English Very high High Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Larnaca International Airport (LCA) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit November - May March - May, October - December March - May, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (€) KRW - South Korean won (₩)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2717 $1922 $2188
Rent $1060 $665 $798
Groceries $235 $154 $357
Dining out $347 $256 $211
Cafe $75 $55 $69
Coworking space $323 $205 $223
Mobile internet $50 $35 $40
Public transportation $35 $61 $40
Taxis $107 $41 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $44 $13
Sport and cultural events $37 $28 $39
Museums and sights $36 $8 $6
Nightlife $96 $107 $93
Gym $86 $105 $69
Yoga $130 $103 $112
Massage $99 $53 $75
SIM card options Digicel Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars Not customary or expected
Taxi apps None available nTaxi 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. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well.. 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 Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka 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 Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too. Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available 57 options on Happy Cow