Austin vs Lviv vs Panama City

Austin ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 926,426 731,387 880,691
Official language(s) English (de facto) Ukrainian Spanish
Level of English Very high Low Low
Main airport Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit March - May, September - November May - September December - April
Currency USD - US Dollar ($) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $3484 $745 $2372
Rent $1650 $324 $1042
Groceries $243 $74 $237
Dining out $396 $122 $373
Cafe $66 $17 $43
Coworking space $331 $64 $158
Mobile internet $40 $3 $21
Public transportation $110 $4 $12
Taxis $73 $10 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $96 $13 $0
Sport and cultural events $54 $10 $35
Museums and sights $11 $7 $9
Nightlife $124 $35 $117
Gym $62 $18 $37
Yoga $139 $25 $164
Massage $89 $22 $75
SIM card options AT&T, T-Mobile. Vodafone, Kyivstar Claro, Movistar
Tipping 15-20% at restaurants, 1USD or more per drink at cafes and bars 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Lyft Uber, Uklon Uber, Tu Chofer
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. 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). Latin American. Emphasis on rice, beans, coconut, and local fruits and vegetables. Pork and beef are regularly used and influence from the islands gives seafood dishes a prominent spot in Panamanian cuisine.
Local food specialities Frito pie, queso, apple pie, kolaches, BBQ ribs, tacos Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Local tex-mex restaurants, lunch BBQ joints, taquerias, food trucks, local breweries Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 30 options on HappyCow 9 options on HappyCow 7 options on HappyCow