Barbados vs Buenos Aires

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 110,000 2,900,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish
Level of English Very high High
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Most common months to visit November - May September - December
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) ARS - Argentine Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere. (ID required!)
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2702 $1321
Rent $1054 $844
Groceries $234 $98
Dining out $345 $121
Cafe $75 $25
Coworking space $321 $95
Mobile internet $49 $11
Public transportation $35 $9
Taxis $106 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $14
Sport and cultural events $37 $24
Museums and sights $36 $4
Nightlife $96 $23
Gym $86 $14
Yoga $130 $19
Massage $99 $10
SIM card options Digicel Movistar, Claro, Personal
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars
Taxi apps None available Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only)
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. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow