Berlin vs Lviv vs Mexico City vs Prague

Berlin 🇩🇪
Lviv 🇺🇦
Mexico City 🇲🇽
Prague 🇨🇿
Population 3,400,000 731,387 8,850,000 1,305,737
Official language(s) German Ukrainian Spanish Czech
Level of English Very high Low Moderate High
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)
Most common months to visit May - September May - September March - May, October, November June - October
Currency EUR - Euro (€) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (₴) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) CZK - Czech Koruna (Kč)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted most places (some places are cash only)
Remote worker visa Yes No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2200 $922 $1867 $1806
Rent $939 $400 $778 $780
Groceries $188 $91 $281 $158
Dining out $271 $151 $182 $240
Cafe $57 $21 $49 $53
Coworking space $174 $79 $159 $175
Mobile internet $23 $4 $25 $24
Public transportation $88 $5 $11 $61
Taxis $58 $12 $9 $33
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $16 $24 $19
Sport and cultural events $64 $13 $81 $19
Museums and sights $37 $9 $20 $35
Nightlife $63 $43 $64 $50
Gym $66 $22 $69 $56
Yoga $99 $30 $65 $66
Massage $56 $27 $51 $37
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Kyivstar Telcel, Movistar Vodafone, T-Mobile
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% at restaurants and bars, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Uber, Uklon Uber Uber, Liftago
Tap water Drinkable Not 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). Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Thick soups are often combined with stewed vegetables and baked meats to produce rich dishes. Gravies and creams are popular in Czech cuisine, as is beer!
Local food specialities Currywurst, spätzle, königsberger klopse, schnitzel, eisbein, doner kebab, pretzels Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Vepřo knedlo zelo, Česnečka, Guláš, Svíčková na smetaně, Ovocné Knedlíky.
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Markets, food stalls, menú del día (cheap set lunch menus) Pubs and taverns, street food stalls, local cafés
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow 112 options on HappyCow