Bucharest vs Lviv vs Mexico City vs Seoul

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
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Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
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Seoul ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท
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Population 1,830,000 731,387 8,850,000 9,963,452
Official language(s) Romanian Ukrainian Spanish Korean
Level of English High Low Moderate Moderate
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Most common months to visit April - October May - September March - May, October, November March - May, September - November
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) KRW - South Korean won (โ‚ฉ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes No
Average monthly costs $1330 $745 $1863 $2188
Rent $605 $324 $776 $798
Groceries $112 $74 $280 $357
Dining out $162 $122 $182 $211
Cafe $37 $17 $49 $69
Coworking space $131 $64 $159 $223
Mobile internet $7 $3 $25 $40
Public transportation $21 $4 $11 $40
Taxis $9 $10 $9 $41
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $13 $24 $13
Sport and cultural events $28 $10 $81 $39
Museums and sights $29 $7 $20 $6
Nightlife $45 $35 $64 $93
Gym $30 $18 $69 $69
Yoga $58 $25 $65 $112
Massage $31 $22 $50 $75
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, Kyivstar Telcel, Movistar KT, SK Telecom, LG Uplus
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 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services Not customary or expected
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Uklon Uber Uber, Kakao
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable Not drinkable 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). Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Emphasis on rice, vegetables, spices and meats. Main dishes are coupled with diverse side dishes and desserts. Strong driking culture.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Kimchi, bulgogi, chap chae, mandu, sam gae tang, bossam
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Smaller, local eateries (sikdang), street stalls and local markets
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow 57 options on Happy Cow