Barbados vs Sofia

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Population 110,000 1,270,169
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Bulgarian
Level of English Very high High
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit November - May April-June, September-October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2702 $1289
Rent $1054 $567
Groceries $234 $10
Dining out $345 $227
Cafe $75 $27
Coworking space $321 $140
Mobile internet $49 $10
Public transportation $35 $30
Taxis $106 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $40
Sport and cultural events $37 $18
Museums and sights $36 $12
Nightlife $96 $82
Gym $86 $23
Yoga $130 $62
Massage $99 $29
SIM card options Digicel A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps None available TaxiMe, TaxiStars
Tap water Not 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. Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 20 options on HappyCow