Austin vs Lviv vs Valencia

Austin 🇺🇸
Lviv 🇺🇦
Valencia 🇪🇸
Population 926,426 731,387 834,000
Official language(s) English (de facto) Ukrainian Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Very high Low Moderate
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September March - June, September, October
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (₴) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $745 $1938
Rent $1650 $324 $853
Groceries $243 $74 $143
Dining out $396 $122 $287
Cafe $66 $17 $41
Coworking space $331 $64 $149
Mobile internet $40 $3 $15
Public transportation $110 $4 $37
Taxis $73 $10 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $13 $30
Sport and cultural events $54 $10 $72
Museums and sights $11 $7 $43
Nightlife $124 $35 $64
Gym $62 $18 $34
Yoga $139 $25 $85
Massage $89 $22 $44
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Kyivstar Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Uklon Cabify, FreeNow
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). Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 9 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow