Barbados vs Larnaca

Barbados 🇧🇧
Larnaca 🇨🇾
Population 110,000 144,900
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Greek
Level of English Very high High
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Larnaca International Airport (LCA)
Most common months to visit November - May March - May, October - December
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2702 $1959
Rent $1054 $678
Groceries $234 $157
Dining out $345 $261
Cafe $75 $56
Coworking space $321 $209
Mobile internet $49 $35
Public transportation $35 $63
Taxis $106 $42
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $45
Sport and cultural events $37 $28
Museums and sights $36 $8
Nightlife $96 $110
Gym $86 $107
Yoga $130 $105
Massage $99 $54
SIM card options Digicel Primetel, Cytamobile-Vodafone and Epic/MTN
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 10% usually added and expected at restaurants, round up at bars
Taxi apps None available nTaxi
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. Mediterranean style with emphasis on seafood, meats, olives, cheesed and traditional sauces. Some food with Middle Eastern influences as well..
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Souvlaki, sheftalia, kleftiko, stifado, halloumi, koukepia and moussaka
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Opt for smaller, outside eateries and taverns serving traditional foods. Fast food kebab shops and falafel bars offer authentic options, too.
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 14 options on HappyCow, but non-meat Mediterranean/Middle Eastern options are always available