Barbados vs Hanoi vs Istanbul

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Hanoi ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Population 110,000 8,053,663 15,520,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Vietnamese Turkish
Level of English Very high Moderate Low
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Nแป™i Bร i International Airport (HAN) Istanbul Airport (IST)
Most common months to visit November - May January, February, October - December April - June, September and October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (โ‚ซ) TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in some places. Cash often preferred. Accepted in most places
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2709 $1197 $1236
Rent $1057 $516 $664
Groceries $235 $155 $83
Dining out $346 $137 $152
Cafe $75 $40 $34
Coworking space $322 $74 $93
Mobile internet $50 $4 $6
Public transportation $35 $20 $12
Taxis $107 $14 $11
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0 $4
Sport and cultural events $37 $3 $20
Museums and sights $36 $4 $28
Nightlife $96 $91 $41
Gym $86 $59 $18
Yoga $130 $59 $43
Massage $99 $21 $28
SIM card options Digicel Viettel, Mobifone Turkcell, Turk Telekom
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Not required but appreciated, especially in taxis, restaurants and bars. Round up or add 10%. Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars
Taxi apps None available Grab, GoViet BiTaksi
Tap water Not drinkable 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. A mix of French, Southeast Asian and Chinese with lots of fresh herbs and spices. Northern Vietnam cuisine includes a lot of fish and noodles. A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Pho, cha ca, Vietnamese coffee, pastries and breads Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Noodle Houses, Bakeries, Coffee and Tea Houses, street food Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 104 listings on Happy Cow 59 listings on Happy Cow