Barbados vs Valencia

Barbados 🇧🇧
Valencia 🇪🇸
Population 110,000 834,000
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit November - May March - June, September, October
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2707 $2237
Rent $1056 $984
Groceries $234 $165
Dining out $346 $331
Cafe $75 $47
Coworking space $322 $172
Mobile internet $50 $18
Public transportation $35 $43
Taxis $106 $47
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $34
Sport and cultural events $37 $83
Museums and sights $36 $50
Nightlife $96 $74
Gym $86 $39
Yoga $130 $98
Massage $99 $51
SIM card options Digicel Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps None available Cabify, FreeNow
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. Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow