Barbados vs Berlin vs Lviv

Barbados ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง
Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 110,000 3,400,000 731,387
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole German Ukrainian
Level of English Very high Very high Low
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) Berlin Tegel (TXL) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit November - May May - September May - September
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes No
Average monthly costs $2717 $2158 $745
Rent $1060 $921 $324
Groceries $235 $184 $74
Dining out $347 $266 $122
Cafe $75 $56 $17
Coworking space $323 $171 $64
Mobile internet $50 $23 $3
Public transportation $35 $86 $4
Taxis $107 $57 $10
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $16 $13
Sport and cultural events $37 $62 $10
Museums and sights $36 $36 $7
Nightlife $96 $61 $35
Gym $86 $64 $18
Yoga $130 $97 $25
Massage $99 $55 $22
SIM card options Digicel Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Kyivstar
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps None available Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Uklon
Tap water Not drinkable 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. Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread 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 Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels 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 Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 844 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow