Austin vs Lviv vs Prague

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Prague ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
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Population 926,426 731,387 1,305,737
Official language(s) English (de facto) Ukrainian Czech
Level of English Very high Low High
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Vรกclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September June - October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kฤ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $1007 $2057
Rent $1650 $437 $888
Groceries $243 $100 $180
Dining out $396 $165 $274
Cafe $66 $22 $61
Coworking space $331 $87 $200
Mobile internet $40 $4 $28
Public transportation $110 $5 $69
Taxis $73 $13 $38
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $18 $21
Sport and cultural events $54 $14 $21
Museums and sights $11 $9 $40
Nightlife $124 $47 $56
Gym $62 $24 $64
Yoga $139 $33 $75
Massage $89 $29 $42
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Kyivstar Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Uklon Uber, Liftago
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). Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer!
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Vepล™o knedlo zelo, ฤŒesneฤka, Gulรกลก, Svรญฤkovรก na smetanฤ›, Ovocnรฉ Knedlรญky.
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafรฉs
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 9 options on HappyCow 112 options on HappyCow