Barbados vs Bucharest

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Population 110,000 1,830,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Romanian
Level of English Very high High
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP)
Most common months to visit November - May April - October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2709 $1495
Rent $1057 $680
Groceries $235 $126
Dining out $346 $182
Cafe $75 $42
Coworking space $322 $147
Mobile internet $50 $8
Public transportation $35 $24
Taxis $107 $10
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $28
Sport and cultural events $37 $32
Museums and sights $36 $32
Nightlife $96 $50
Gym $86 $34
Yoga $130 $65
Massage $99 $35
SIM card options Digicel Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis
Taxi apps None available Star Taxi, Uber
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. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine.
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 33 listings on Happy Cow