Barbados vs Ubud

Barbados 🇧🇧
Ubud 🇮🇩
Population 110,000 112,490
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit November - May May - October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2707 $1418
Rent $1056 $684
Groceries $234 $156
Dining out $346 $10
Cafe $75 $29
Coworking space $322 $110
Mobile internet $50 $3
Public transportation $35 $56
Taxis $106 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $35
Sport and cultural events $37 $15
Museums and sights $36 $9
Nightlife $96 $122
Gym $86 $75
Yoga $130 $91
Massage $99 $10
SIM card options Digicel Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps None available Grab, GoJek
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. 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 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 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 255 listings on Happy Cow