Berlin vs Lviv

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 3,400,000 731,387
Official language(s) German Ukrainian
Level of English Very high Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit May - September May - September
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2531 $984
Rent $1081 $427
Groceries $216 $97
Dining out $312 $161
Cafe $66 $22
Coworking space $201 $85
Mobile internet $26 $4
Public transportation $101 $5
Taxis $67 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $17
Sport and cultural events $73 $13
Museums and sights $42 $9
Nightlife $72 $46
Gym $76 $23
Yoga $114 $32
Massage $65 $29
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Kyivstar
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Uklon
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine 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 Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow