Berlin vs Bucharest vs Lviv

Berlin ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 3,400,000 1,830,000 731,387
Official language(s) German Romanian Ukrainian
Level of English Very high High Low
Main airport Berlin Tegel (TXL) Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit May - September April - October May - September
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) RON - Romanian Leu (L) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด)
Credit cards Accepted in some places but cash often preferred Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No No
Average monthly costs $2491 $1529 $1021
Rent $1063 $696 $443
Groceries $213 $129 $101
Dining out $307 $186 $167
Cafe $65 $43 $23
Coworking space $197 $151 $88
Mobile internet $26 $8 $4
Public transportation $99 $24 $6
Taxis $66 $10 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $19 $29 $18
Sport and cultural events $72 $32 $14
Museums and sights $41 $33 $9
Nightlife $71 $51 $48
Gym $74 $34 $24
Yoga $112 $67 $34
Massage $64 $36 $30
SIM card options Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, Kyivstar
Tipping Round up for restaurants, not common for bars and services 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Mytaxi, Uber Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Uklon
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Heavy and hearty meals with plenty of meat, potatoes and bread Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. 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 Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky
Eat like a local Brew pubs, cafes, bars, deli shops Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 844 listings on Happy Cow 33 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow