Bucharest vs Lviv vs Medellin

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Population 1,830,000 731,387 2,427,000
Official language(s) Romanian Ukrainian Spanish
Level of English High Low Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE)
Most common months to visit April - October May - September January - April, December
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) COP - Colombian Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No No
Average monthly costs $1529 $1021 $1418
Rent $696 $443 $802
Groceries $129 $101 $95
Dining out $186 $167 $143
Cafe $43 $23 $20
Coworking space $151 $88 $105
Mobile internet $8 $4 $17
Public transportation $24 $6 $23
Taxis $10 $13 $15
Shared bicycles and scooters $29 $18 $0
Sport and cultural events $32 $14 $8
Museums and sights $33 $9 $9
Nightlife $51 $48 $80
Gym $34 $24 $17
Yoga $67 $34 $59
Massage $36 $30 $22
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, Kyivstar Claro, Tigo
Tipping 5% - 10% at restaurants, 5% - 10% tip for services is appreciated but not expected, round up for taxis 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere Tip 10% in restaurants
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Uklon EasyTaxi
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. 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). A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow