Barbados vs Seoul

Barbados 🇧🇧
Seoul 🇰🇷
Population 110,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Korean
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit November - May March - May, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) KRW - South Korean won (₩)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2707 $2426
Rent $1056 $885
Groceries $234 $396
Dining out $346 $234
Cafe $75 $77
Coworking space $322 $247
Mobile internet $50 $44
Public transportation $35 $45
Taxis $106 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $15
Sport and cultural events $37 $43
Museums and sights $36 $7
Nightlife $96 $103
Gym $86 $77
Yoga $130 $124
Massage $99 $83
SIM card options Digicel KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Not customary or expected
Taxi apps None available Uber, Kakao
Tap water 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. 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 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 eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 57 options on Happy Cow