Much like the friendly rivalry between Buda and Pest in Hungary, there’s chummy competition between Antigua and Barbuda.
Antigua boasts Nelson’s dockyard British naval base (which is a UNESCO world heritage site) as well as the chance to swim and interacting with stingrays at Stingray City.
Barbuda has pink sand beaches and beautiful Frigate birds at the Frigate Bird Sanctuary.
On Speedtest, A&B ranks #107 out of 182, meaning that it’s pretty decent compared to other Caribbean nations.
National dishes across the pair include bun and cheese (raisin bun sliced open and buttered, eaten with sliced cheese), black pudding, goat water (a type of goat stew), fungee and pepperpot aka Antiguan polenta (cornmeal served with stew).
Cost of living figures from Numbeo show:
- Three-course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant: EC$250 (£75)
- A litre of regular milk: EC$5 (£1.50)
- 500g loaf of fresh white bread: EC$6 (£1.80) per month
- Basics for an 85m squared flat: EC$526.57 (£157.20) per month
The digital nomad visa
Name of visa: Nomad digital residence visa
Visa fee: Single – USD$1500.00 (£1,217)
Couple (Applicant + 1 dependent) – USD$2000.00 (£1,600)
Family (Applicant + up to 3 dependents) – USD$3000.00 (£2,400)
Please Note: A family of more than three dependents will incur an additional fee of $650 (£528) per additional dependent.
Length of stay: Two years
Can I extend my stay? No – the visa can only be issued once.
- Must be 18 years or older
- Must be employed outside of Antigua and Barbuda and can work remotely
- Must have a clean criminal record
Minimum salary: $50,000 (£40,500)
How to apply: Online at https://nomad.gov.ag/ui/applicationPreForm.php. Once submitted, it’ll take five to seven business days for your application to be processed.