Istanbul vs Lviv

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 15,520,000 731,387
Official language(s) Turkish Ukrainian
Level of English Low Low
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October May - September
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No No
Average monthly costs $659 $922
Rent $354 $400
Groceries $44 $91
Dining out $81 $151
Cafe $18 $21
Coworking space $49 $79
Mobile internet $3 $4
Public transportation $6 $5
Taxis $6 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $2 $16
Sport and cultural events $11 $13
Museums and sights $15 $9
Nightlife $22 $43
Gym $9 $22
Yoga $23 $30
Massage $15 $27
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Vodafone, Kyivstar
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere
Taxi apps BiTaksi Uber, Uklon
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable
Overall cuisine A fusion of cultures creates diverse dishes with bulgur, koftes, stews, eggplants and fish 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 Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow