Barbados vs Bucharest vs Porto

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 110,000 1,830,000 237,559
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Romanian Portuguese
Level of English Very high High Very High
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit November - May April - October May - September
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) RON - Romanian Leu (L) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2702 $1351 $1759
Rent $1054 $615 $717
Groceries $234 $114 $148
Dining out $345 $165 $280
Cafe $75 $38 $45
Coworking space $321 $133 $96
Mobile internet $49 $7 $21
Public transportation $35 $21 $95
Taxis $106 $9 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $25 $10
Sport and cultural events $37 $29 $45
Museums and sights $36 $29 $24
Nightlife $96 $45 $66
Gym $86 $30 $56
Yoga $130 $59 $82
Massage $99 $31 $48
SIM card options Digicel Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, MEO, NOS
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 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps None available Star Taxi, Uber Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not 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. Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
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 Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
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 Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 33 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow