Barbados vs Berlin vs Madrid

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
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Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 110,000 3,400,000 6,578,0179
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole German Spanish
Level of English Very high Very high Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Berlin Tegel (TXL) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit November - May May - September March - May, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2701 $2260 $2565
Rent $1054 $965 $1206
Groceries $234 $193 $180
Dining out $345 $279 $322
Cafe $75 $59 $53
Coworking space $321 $179 $202
Mobile internet $49 $24 $11
Public transportation $35 $90 $80
Taxis $106 $60 $45
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $17 $50
Sport and cultural events $37 $65 $56
Museums and sights $36 $38 $20
Nightlife $96 $64 $85
Gym $86 $68 $45
Yoga $130 $102 $146
Massage $99 $58 $65
SIM card options Digicel Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps None available Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros!
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow