Bucharest vs Lviv vs Porto

Bucharest ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Population 1,830,000 731,387 237,559
Official language(s) Romanian Ukrainian Portuguese
Level of English High Low Very High
Main airport Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit April - October May - September May - September
Currency RON - Romanian Leu (L) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1351 $922 $1759
Rent $615 $400 $717
Groceries $114 $91 $148
Dining out $165 $151 $280
Cafe $38 $21 $45
Coworking space $133 $79 $96
Mobile internet $7 $4 $21
Public transportation $21 $5 $95
Taxis $9 $12 $25
Shared bicycles and scooters $25 $16 $10
Sport and cultural events $29 $13 $45
Museums and sights $29 $9 $24
Nightlife $45 $43 $66
Gym $30 $22 $56
Yoga $59 $30 $82
Massage $31 $27 $48
SIM card options Vodafone, Orange Vodafone, Kyivstar Vodafone, MEO, NOS
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 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Star Taxi, Uber Uber, Uklon Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water 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). A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Sarmale, mฤƒmฤƒligฤƒ, mici, ciolan cu fasole, ciorbฤƒ de burtฤƒ, covrig, papanasi Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Set lunch menus, cafe terraces, cofeterias Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 33 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow 46 options on Happy Cow