Austin vs Berlin vs Lviv

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Population 926,426 3,400,000 731,387
Official language(s) English (de facto) German Ukrainian
Level of English Very high Very high Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Berlin Tegel (TXL) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September May - September
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $3484 $2158 $745
Rent $1650 $921 $324
Groceries $243 $184 $74
Dining out $396 $266 $122
Cafe $66 $56 $17
Coworking space $331 $171 $64
Mobile internet $40 $23 $3
Public transportation $110 $86 $4
Taxis $73 $57 $10
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $16 $13
Sport and cultural events $54 $62 $10
Museums and sights $11 $36 $7
Nightlife $124 $61 $35
Gym $62 $64 $18
Yoga $139 $97 $25
Massage $89 $55 $22
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Kyivstar
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Uklon
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Slavic. Emphasis on frilled meats combined with potatoes, carrots, pickles and cabbage. Creamy deserts often elaborated with cottage cheese. Lviv enjoys culinary influences from Kiev (traditional with an emphasis on chicken) and Odessa (various seafood dishes).
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow