Lviv vs Mexico City vs Panama City

Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Panama City ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Population 731,387 8,850,000 880,691
Official language(s) Ukrainian Spanish Spanish
Level of English Low Moderate Low
Main airport Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Tocumen International Airport (PTY)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, October, November December - April
Currency UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) PAB - Panamanian Balboa (B/.)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted almost everywhere but not in smaller shops.
Remote worker visa No Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $922 $1867 $2359
Rent $400 $778 $1036
Groceries $91 $281 $236
Dining out $151 $182 $371
Cafe $21 $49 $43
Coworking space $79 $159 $157
Mobile internet $4 $25 $21
Public transportation $5 $11 $12
Taxis $12 $9 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $24 $0
Sport and cultural events $13 $81 $35
Museums and sights $9 $20 $9
Nightlife $43 $64 $117
Gym $22 $69 $37
Yoga $30 $65 $163
Massage $27 $51 $75
SIM card options Vodafone, Kyivstar Telcel, Movistar Claro, Movistar
Tipping 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% in restaurants, round up elsewhere
Taxi apps Uber, Uklon Uber Uber, Tu Chofer
Tap water Not drinkable Not 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). Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese Latin American. Emphasis on rice, beans, coconut, and local fruits and vegetables. Pork and beef are regularly used and influence from the islands gives seafood dishes a prominent spot in Panamanian cuisine.
Local food specialities Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Sancocho de gallina, carimanola, empanadas, tamales panameรฑos, tostones, ropa vieja
Eat like a local Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Fondas (roadside stalls), smaller local restaurants, local markets, food trucks
Vegetarian / vegan options 9 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow 7 options on HappyCow