Are debit cards better than credit cards?

Yes, debit cards is like using a gift card, because you are using the money that you already have. Credit cards however are really good for emergencies. Buy now pay later kind of deal, but whatever you buy with your credit card you need to make sure that you can pay it off. So in my opinion it sounds like you're trying to get some idea on which one to get. If your just starting out i recommend a debit card. Hope this helps!