Bucharest vs Lviv

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 1,830,000 731,387
Official language(s) Romanian Ukrainian
Level of English High Low
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit April - October May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1495 $1036
Rent $680 $450
Groceries $126 $103
Dining out $182 $169
Cafe $42 $23
Coworking space $147 $89
Mobile internet $8 $4
Public transportation $24 $6
Taxis $10 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $28 $18
Sport and cultural events $32 $14
Museums and sights $32 $10
Nightlife $50 $48
Gym $34 $25
Yoga $65 $34
Massage $35 $30
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, Kyivstar
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
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Uklon
Tap water 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).
Local food specialities 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 Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow