Bucharest vs Buenos Aires vs Lviv

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Buenos Aires ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Population 1,830,000 2,900,000 731,387
Official language(s) Romanian Spanish Ukrainian
Level of English High High Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit April - October September - December May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) ARS - Argentine Peso ($) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere. (ID required!) Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1529 $1698 $1021
Rent $696 $1085 $443
Groceries $129 $125 $101
Dining out $186 $156 $167
Cafe $43 $32 $23
Coworking space $151 $122 $88
Mobile internet $8 $15 $4
Public transportation $24 $11 $6
Taxis $10 $12 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $29 $18 $18
Sport and cultural events $32 $31 $14
Museums and sights $33 $5 $9
Nightlife $51 $30 $48
Gym $34 $19 $24
Yoga $67 $24 $34
Massage $36 $13 $30
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Movistar, Claro, Personal Vodafone, Kyivstar
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% at restaurants and cafรฉs is common, not common at bars 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber (not official), Cabify, BA Taxi (Spanish only) Uber, Uklon
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Wide range of meat and fish dishes, soups, salads and cheeses influenced by German, Hungarian, Turkish, Greek and Ukrainian cuisine. Argentinian style with an emphasis on red meats, pastries, and Italian-inspired options 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 Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Asado, empanadas (Argentinian style), locro, milanesa napolitana, facturas and alfajores Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local restaurants serving asados grill-to-dish (Parrillas), markets (San Telmo, Recoleta) and local cafรฉs for matรฉ and facturas Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 79 options on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow