Austin vs Buenos Aires vs Lviv

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 926,426 2,900,000 731,387
Official language(s) English (de facto) Spanish Ukrainian
Level of English Very high High Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November September - December May - September
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $1255 $745
Rent $1650 $802 $324
Groceries $243 $93 $74
Dining out $396 $115 $122
Cafe $66 $24 $17
Coworking space $331 $90 $64
Mobile internet $40 $11 $3
Public transportation $110 $8 $4
Taxis $73 $9 $10
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $13 $13
Sport and cultural events $54 $23 $10
Museums and sights $11 $4 $7
Nightlife $124 $22 $35
Gym $62 $14 $18
Yoga $139 $18 $25
Massage $89 $10 $22
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Movistar, Claro, Personal Vodafone, Kyivstar
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, Uklon
Tap water Drinkable Not 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. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options 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 Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores 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 Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 79 options on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow