Barbados vs Seoul vs Ubud

Barbados 🇧🇧
Seoul 🇰🇷
Ubud 🇮🇩
Population 110,000 9,963,452 112,490
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Korean Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Moderate Low
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Incheon International Airport (ICN) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit November - May March - May, September - November May - October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) KRW - South Korean won (₩) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2717 $2188 $1371
Rent $1060 $798 $662
Groceries $235 $357 $151
Dining out $347 $211 $10
Cafe $75 $69 $28
Coworking space $323 $223 $106
Mobile internet $50 $40 $3
Public transportation $35 $40 $54
Taxis $107 $41 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $13 $34
Sport and cultural events $37 $39 $14
Museums and sights $36 $6 $9
Nightlife $96 $93 $118
Gym $86 $69 $72
Yoga $130 $112 $88
Massage $99 $75 $10
SIM card options Digicel KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Not customary or expected Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps None available Uber, Kakao Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not 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. Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture. Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow 255 listings on Happy Cow