Barbados vs Da Nang vs Lviv

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Lviv 🇺🇦
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Population 110,000 1,125,316 731,387
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole Vietnamese Ukrainian
Level of English Very high Low Low
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Da Nang International Airport (DAD) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit November - May February - May May - September
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) VND - Vietnamese Dong (₫) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (₴)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in some places. Cash also needed. Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2707 $984 $1021
Rent $1056 $325 $443
Groceries $234 $165 $101
Dining out $346 $132 $167
Cafe $75 $36 $23
Coworking space $322 $90 $88
Mobile internet $50 $4 $4
Public transportation $35 $16 $6
Taxis $106 $16 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $0 $18
Sport and cultural events $37 $6 $14
Museums and sights $36 $2 $9
Nightlife $96 $76 $48
Gym $86 $35 $24
Yoga $130 $73 $34
Massage $99 $10 $30
SIM card options Digicel Viettel, Vinafone Vodafone, Kyivstar
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 5-15% in restaurants, round up at bars and cafes 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps None available Grab Uber, Uklon
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Bajan cuisine features an eclectic mix of European, Asian, and Caribbean styles resulting in bold, tasty and crunchy meat or fish dishes with lots of spices, lime juice, thyme and salads laden with local vegetables and hot side dishes. Healthy and with robust flavors, Vietnamese cuisine combines noodles and rice with a variety of greens and local herbs to compliment specially seasoned pork, beef or seafood dishes. In Da Nang, you'll find a strong emphasis on barbecued seafood dishes as well as fish-based sauces. 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 Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Chao Tom, Bahn Xeo, Goi Cuon, Bun Thit Nuong, Bahn Cuon, Mi Quang, Bun nam, Bun cha ca Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Smaller, local restaurants, roadside eateries, street food stalls and local markets Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 107 options on HappyCow 9 options on HappyCow