Istanbul vs Lviv vs Ubud

Istanbul ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท
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Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Ubud ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Population 15,520,000 731,387 112,490
Official language(s) Turkish Ukrainian Indonesian and Balinese
Level of English Low Low Low
Main airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)
Most common months to visit April - June, September and October May - September May - October
Currency TRY - Turkish Lira (โ‚บ) UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Credit cards Accepted in most places Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1279 $1000 $1410
Rent $687 $434 $680
Groceries $86 $99 $155
Dining out $157 $163 $10
Cafe $35 $22 $29
Coworking space $96 $86 $109
Mobile internet $6 $4 $3
Public transportation $12 $5 $55
Taxis $12 $13 $14
Shared bicycles and scooters $5 $17 $35
Sport and cultural events $21 $14 $14
Museums and sights $29 $9 $9
Nightlife $42 $47 $122
Gym $18 $24 $75
Yoga $45 $33 $90
Massage $29 $29 $10
SIM card options Turkcell, Turk Telekom Vodafone, Kyivstar Telkomsel, XL Axiata
Tipping Tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafรฉs and bars 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill
Taxi apps BiTaksi Uber, Uklon Grab, GoJek
Tap water Not drinkable 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). Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.
Local food specialities Dรถner, ฤฐรงli Kรถfte, Dondurma, Karnฤฑyarฤฑk, Turkish delight Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum
Eat like a local Traditional breakfasts, street stalls for simit, lahmacun and kokorec, Turkish coffee Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit
Vegetarian / vegan options 59 listings on Happy Cow 9 options on HappyCow 255 listings on Happy Cow