Berlin vs Lviv vs Madrid

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
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Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
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Population 3,400,000 731,387 6,578,0179
Official language(s) German Ukrainian Spanish
Level of English Very high Low Moderate
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit May - September May - September March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes
Average monthly costs $2381 $996 $2703
Rent $1016 $432 $1271
Groceries $203 $99 $190
Dining out $294 $163 $339
Cafe $62 $22 $55
Coworking space $189 $86 $212
Mobile internet $25 $4 $11
Public transportation $95 $5 $85
Taxis $63 $13 $47
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $17 $53
Sport and cultural events $69 $14 $59
Museums and sights $40 $9 $21
Nightlife $68 $46 $89
Gym $71 $24 $47
Yoga $107 $33 $154
Massage $61 $29 $69
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Kyivstar Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Uklon Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable 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). Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Currywurst, spรคtzle, kรถnigsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros!
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow 85 listings on Happy Cow