Bucharest vs Chiang Mai vs Lviv

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Chiang Mai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 1,830,000 1,166,978 731,387
Official language(s) Romanian Thai Ukrainian
Level of English High Low Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit April - October November - April May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) THB - Thai Baht (เธฟ) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted sometimes. Cash preferred in many places. Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1529 $1063 $1021
Rent $696 $299 $443
Groceries $129 $184 $101
Dining out $186 $117 $167
Cafe $43 $49 $23
Coworking space $151 $104 $88
Mobile internet $8 $12 $4
Public transportation $24 $65 $6
Taxis $10 $22 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $29 $11 $18
Sport and cultural events $32 $9 $14
Museums and sights $33 $8 $9
Nightlife $51 $68 $48
Gym $34 $45 $24
Yoga $67 $61 $34
Massage $36 $11 $30
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange AIS, DTAC Vodafone, Kyivstar
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% at restaurants, not customary or expected elsewhere 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Grab 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. Combines salty, sweet, spicy and sour flavors to create bold and colorful dishes. Meals typically include a mixture of meat and seafood dishes, as well as noodles or soups recipes. Strong emphasis on local spices and vegetables. 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 Khao soi, khan toke, sai oua, miang kham, nam prik, khanom jeen nam ngiaw, larb khua Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Street food stalls, local markets, bakeries and smaller, traditional restaurants that serve fresh food Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 90 options on HappyCow 9 options on HappyCow