London VS Barbados (thanks to Work From Home)

I was recently watching a documenary Working online and traveling the world — digital nomads. For those are not familiar with the term they are people who travel around the world whilst working on freelance jobs online and hopping around from different country to pick up new freelance projects or for more experienced digital nomads and like many masters in any field they will sell the service of how to live this lifestyle to other up and coming rather desperate digital Nomads. (I think I have now overused the word and I am only 2 sentences in) This was uploaded in 2018 and I doubt it was filmed no more than 2 years before this and watching this, felt like I was watching a dystopia it felt very disconnected from our current climate it also showed how far we have come since the pandemic. We have change so much as a global entity. The prospect of working from home (WFH) in 2018 was almost out of the norm and small percentage of people where able to do so. Understandbly as there was a name for this “digital nomad” this let you imagine how disconnected it was from the majority People whereby going to into location for work was the norm.

For many people working whilst sipping on a sangaria in sunny Spain meant you were living the “good life” unsurprisingly now, that predominantly many us now, if your work requires a computer you have likely experienced working from home this year and although we all have our dream destination to travel too. The dream destination will remain as such for much longer.

Live in the Caribbean for 1 year for free

However there are postives to come as countries such as Barbados have introduced the WFH visas allowing British citizens to live in Barbados tax free. This means if your job requires you to work 9–5 uk time you will need to be able to adjust to that in Barbados that will be 4am-1pm (I don’t think it’s that bad) and you can be enjoy holiday lifestyle as much as you can.

Budget: £500 a month (2 bed flat share) Mile End vs Barbados

Mile End, East London

Mile End (East London)

Conveniently located the Mile End flat in zone 2 is just a minutes away from the heart of London with the central line. It’s rare to find flat with only 1 person to share for £500 that isn’t box a room especially in this location. An ideal room with the desk ready for your work from home with a view. Comfortable/modern 4 bedroom flat close to Queen Mary University (about 7 minutes walk through Mile End Park).


Equally with positive aspects, is this 1 bedroom apartment above (yes the whole apartment to yourself) just 10 mins away from the lovely beach. With all bills included including wifi and cable tv so you are all ready to move in. This fully furnished one bedroom one bathroom apartment is a short walk up Porters Hill, just 10 minutes away from the lovely beach at Colony Club Hotel. Once you are at the main road. The apartment features a large living and dining room area, an adequate sized kitchen with both a washer and a dryer, and the air conditioned bedroom has two double beds. The bathroom has been recently retiled and features a step in shower. The apartment has shared wifi and cable tv, full cutlery and crockery. Bear in mind that the apartment is just below the owners living quarters. Water is included in the rent

Budget: £1000 a month ( 1 bed)

Walthamstow vs Barbados

Walthamstow, North East London

Walthamstow (North East London)

To get a 1 bed flat that isn’t a studio for this price is very much a lucky. Athough not the most aesthetically pleasing with the mismatch furniture. This flat is airy and modern and can easily be updated with personal touch. Also living in Walthamstow you have so many amenities at your doorstep. This one bedroom flat in the highly sought after area of Walthamstow Central. The property benefits from electric heating, living area, bedroom, separate kitchen and separate bathroom.This one bedroom flat in the highly sought after area of Walthamstow Central.


For a similar price you can have this spacious top floor apartment which consists of 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Including The spacious bathroom boasts ample storage and countertop space as well as a large bathtub and shower. The spacious open plan design boasts large living/dining space which flows discreetly into the large kitchen outfitted with ample cupboard and countertop space and even boasts a breakfast bar. Just off the living space is a large separate laundry room and powder room. Both bedrooms are located to the eastern side of the property with both equally spacious enough to accomdate king sized beds. Both bedrooms also feature built-in closets and benefit from a spacious bathroom. The spacious bathroom boasts ample storage and countertop space as well as a large bathtub and shower. This unit is fully furnished with the exception of a stove and washer!

Other features of this property include ample parking with each tenant getting a space in the covered garage, fully enclosed yard, ample storage and security bars and lighting throughout.

Budget: £1500

Islington VS Barbados

Islington, North London

Islington (North London)

With probably more flexibility once you reach this budget range. This apartment is great and ready to move in, with it light, airy and modern look. Also plus side it the location is is located in. This property is situated close to local transport links and amenities and is ideal for those looking to have great links to central London! It boasts a large and spacious floorplan, with generously sized rooms and high ceilings.


A nicely finished 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom townhouse in a good residential area in a quiet cul-de-sac. Great for if you and friend want to move in together you can both have your own bathroom each as the master bedroom comes with an en suite. The property not only has a pool which pool and garden maintance is including the in the rent but also walking distance from a lovely beach.

Budget £2000 a month

Merton Park vs Barbados

Merton Park, South West London

Merton Park (South West London)

This beautifully presented 3-bedroom house boats spacious modern interiors, a large 90' rear garden, off-street parking and garage.Leafield Road is situated close to the open green spaces of Cannon Hill Common and is within easy reach of the many shops and amenities in Wimbledon town centre. Wimbledon may be hold until due course because our climate situation but it’s perfect it was to return next year. Also, great if you have the extra room to potentially subletting during the Wimbledon season as a great passive additional income.


The house pretty much speaks for itself with its dreamy interiror and exteriror . A modern and tastefully furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home located in a great residential area.The Barbados Golf Course, glorious south coast beaches, the Oistins Fish Fry and many other amenities are but a few minutes away! A sheltered car port leads informally into a spacious open kitchen complete with nice wooden cupboards and a washing machine. This flows to separate living and dining areas offering multiple access points out to a massive sheltered patio ideal for entertaining that overlooks the sizable enclosed back garden.

Budget £2500

West Norwood vs Barbados

West Norwood, South London

West Norwood (South London)

A beautifully presented, recently refurbished three bedroom, terraced, 1930’s family home. Further accommodation comprises; reception room, kitchen, family bathroom, private rear garden and private off street parking. The property is located in a popular residential road within West Norwood with the amenities of Knights Hill and Norwood close the nearest transport is provided at West Norwood with its frequent services to London Bridge and Victoria.


A cozy, beach front downstairs 1 bed/1Bath apartment, conveniently located near banks, supermarkets, restaurants, shops and public transportation. Offered fully furnished, with well equipped kitchen, There is a private back patio which leads right out onto the beach. Wrought iron doors have been added to enhance your safety. Union Villas is within walking distance to all of your important amenities: Public Transport, Supermarkets, Banking, Post Offices, Shopping and Restaurants. And of course, it right next to the beach. Please note, there is a shared laundry facility on site, but there is no parking onsite.

Budget £3000 a month

Shoreditch vs Barbados

Shoreditch, East London

Shoreditch (East London)

A stunning brand new three-bedroom apartment with a private balcony located in the heart of Hackney.Set in a brand new development, this apartment comprises:

The apartment includes — Three double bedrooms with built-in storage. — Two modern bathrooms. — A fully-integrated kitchen/reception room. — A private balcony. All apartments in this compound benefit from underfloor heating, dishwashers, washer/dryers, full size fridge freezers secure intercom system. The development provides a host of amenities including: — Cinema — Private Gym — Two resident rooftop gardens — Residents lounge and communal workspace — Concierge Service

To Note for the Shoreditch complex

All apartments in this complex. are available furnished or unfurnished, with designer furniture packages. Please note the Landlord charges an additional cost for the apartment of £220 pcm to include rent, all utility bills, and WiFi. The development features a number of different apartments in various buildings, with a variety of layouts and aspects.


A beautiful and fully furnished, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, first floor condo in an upscale gated community. A kitchen complete with modern appliances including a dishwasher, leads out to a spacious, open plan living and dining area which flows out to a large and breezy sheltered patio. The master bedroom is approximately 13 x 12 with a double bed, a/c & ceiling fan and an en suite bathroom. The second bedroom is about 11 x 11 with two single beds, a/c & ceiling fan and en suite bathroom. Both bedrooms have excellent cupboard space. The shared facilities in this spacious and very open development include 2 large swimming pools, 2 lit tennis courts, a clubhouse with gym and a walking track. Warrens with all its many amenities is just a few minutes away, as are the Sandy Lane golf course and west coast beaches.

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Whether you think this is a good excuse to make the most of living in the Caribbean with this Visa or ride out the pandemic in the London, It important to put your mental health and work life balance as a priority to be the most efficient and effective and be able to prosperous lifestyle.

Originally published at on November 7, 2020.

British-born Congolese native, living in London.

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