Budapest vs Lviv

Budapest ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 1,768,073 731,387
Official language(s) Hungarian Ukrainian
Level of English High Low
Main airport Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (BUD) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit March - June, September - November May - September
Currency HUF - Hungarian Forint (Ft) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere, cash needed for small shops Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $1572 $974
Rent $638 $423
Groceries $138 $96
Dining out $259 $159
Cafe $38 $22
Coworking space $154 $84
Mobile internet $11 $4
Public transportation $46 $5
Taxis $35 $13
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $17
Sport and cultural events $31 $13
Museums and sights $9 $9
Nightlife $54 $45
Gym $48 $23
Yoga $61 $32
Massage $33 $28
SIM card options Vodafone, Telenor Vodafone, Kyivstar
Tipping 10 - 15% at restaurants and bars 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps Bolt, Fotaxi Uber, Uklon
Tap water Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine Magyar cuisine makes extensive use of creams, cheeses and sauces primarily in beef, chicken and pork dishes, mixed with seasonal vegetables, fruits and rich desserts. 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 Goulash, Fisherman's soup, Fล‘zelรฉk, Somloi Galuska, Pรถrkรถlt and Paprikรกs, Kรผrtรถs Kalรกcs, Hungarian Lecsรณ, Lรกngos Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky
Eat like a local Local markets, cafรฉs, taverns, street food, traditional restaurants Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 47 options on HappyCow 9 options on HappyCow