Austin vs Lviv

Austin 🇺🇸
Lviv 🇺🇦
Population 926,426 731,387
Official language(s) English (de facto) Ukrainian
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (₴)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $3484 $922
Rent $1650 $400
Groceries $243 $91
Dining out $396 $151
Cafe $66 $21
Coworking space $331 $79
Mobile internet $40 $4
Public transportation $110 $5
Taxis $73 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $16
Sport and cultural events $54 $13
Museums and sights $11 $9
Nightlife $124 $43
Gym $62 $22
Yoga $139 $30
Massage $89 $27
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Kyivstar
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Uklon
Tap water 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. 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 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 grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 9 options on HappyCow