Barbados vs Porto

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 110,000 237,559
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Portuguese
Level of English Very high Very High
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit November - May May - September
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2702 $1759
Rent $1054 $717
Groceries $234 $148
Dining out $345 $280
Cafe $75 $45
Coworking space $321 $96
Mobile internet $49 $21
Public transportation $35 $95
Taxis $106 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $10
Sport and cultural events $37 $45
Museums and sights $36 $24
Nightlife $96 $66
Gym $86 $56
Yoga $130 $82
Massage $99 $48
SIM card options Digicel Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps None available Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water 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. 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 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 Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow