Austin vs Lviv vs Porto

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 926,426 731,387 237,559
Official language(s) English (de facto) Ukrainian Portuguese
Level of English Very high Low Very High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September May - September
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1007 $2048
Rent $1650 $437 $835
Groceries $243 $100 $173
Dining out $396 $165 $326
Cafe $66 $22 $52
Coworking space $331 $87 $112
Mobile internet $40 $4 $24
Public transportation $110 $5 $111
Taxis $73 $13 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $18 $12
Sport and cultural events $54 $14 $52
Museums and sights $11 $9 $28
Nightlife $124 $47 $77
Gym $62 $24 $66
Yoga $139 $33 $96
Massage $89 $29 $56
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Kyivstar Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Uklon Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Emphasis on barbecued meats (beef and pork) as well as corn-based dishes and tex-mex, and rich American-style desserts. 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). A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 9 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow