Barbados vs Berlin vs Mexico City vs Prague

Barbados 🇧🇧
Berlin 🇩🇪
Mexico City 🇲🇽
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 110,000 3,400,000 8,850,000 1,305,737
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole German Spanish Czech
Level of English Very high Very high Moderate High
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Berlin Tegel (TXL) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit November - May May - September March - May, October, November June - October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (€) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa Yes Yes Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2702 $2200 $1867 $1806
Rent $1054 $939 $778 $780
Groceries $234 $188 $281 $158
Dining out $345 $271 $182 $240
Cafe $75 $57 $49 $53
Coworking space $321 $174 $159 $175
Mobile internet $49 $23 $25 $24
Public transportation $35 $88 $11 $61
Taxis $106 $58 $9 $33
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $17 $24 $19
Sport and cultural events $37 $64 $81 $19
Museums and sights $36 $37 $20 $35
Nightlife $96 $63 $64 $50
Gym $86 $66 $69 $56
Yoga $130 $99 $65 $66
Massage $99 $56 $51 $37
SIM card options Digicel Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps None available Mytaxi, Uber Uber Uber, Liftago
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable 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. Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer!
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Currywurst, spätzle, königsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
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 Markets, food stalls, menú del día (cheap set lunch menus) Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow