Lviv vs Madrid vs Mexico City

Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Population 731,387 6,578,0179 8,850,000
Official language(s) Ukrainian Spanish Spanish
Level of English Low Moderate Moderate
Main airport Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, September - November March - May, October, November
Currency UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX)
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $922 $2498 $1867
Rent $400 $1174 $778
Groceries $91 $175 $281
Dining out $151 $313 $182
Cafe $21 $51 $49
Coworking space $79 $196 $159
Mobile internet $4 $10 $25
Public transportation $5 $78 $11
Taxis $12 $44 $9
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $49 $24
Sport and cultural events $13 $54 $81
Museums and sights $9 $20 $20
Nightlife $43 $82 $64
Gym $22 $44 $69
Yoga $30 $142 $65
Massage $27 $64 $51
SIM card options Vodafone, Kyivstar Orange, Movistar, Vodafone Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated. 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services
Taxi apps Uber, Uklon Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now Uber
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable Not drinkable
Overall 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). Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors. Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese
Local food specialities Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas
Eat like a local Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros! Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus)
Vegetarian / vegan options 9 options on HappyCow 85 listings on Happy Cow 279 listings on Happy Cow