Lviv vs Mexico City vs Sofia

Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Sofia ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ
Population 731,387 8,850,000 1,270,169
Official language(s) Ukrainian Spanish Bulgarian
Level of English Low Moderate High
Main airport Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) Sofia International Airport (SOF)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, October, November April-June, September-October
Currency UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) BGN - Bulgarian Lev (ะปะฒ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $922 $1867 $1289
Rent $400 $778 $567
Groceries $91 $281 $10
Dining out $151 $182 $227
Cafe $21 $49 $27
Coworking space $79 $159 $140
Mobile internet $4 $25 $10
Public transportation $5 $11 $30
Taxis $12 $9 $12
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $24 $40
Sport and cultural events $13 $81 $18
Museums and sights $9 $20 $12
Nightlife $43 $64 $82
Gym $22 $69 $23
Yoga $30 $65 $62
Massage $27 $51 $29
SIM card options Vodafone, Kyivstar Telcel, Movistar A1, Telenor, Vivacom
Tipping 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 10% in restaurants, 1-2 BGN at bars and cafรฉs
Taxi apps Uber, Uklon Uber TaxiMe, TaxiStars
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 Vegetables and mild spices are often mixed with dairy products to create rich chicken and pork products. Seafood dishes also popular in some regions of the country, making them popular in the capital.
Local food specialities Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Kebapche, Bulgarian musaka, lyutenitsa, shkember chorba, kyufte, kavarma, banitsa and tarator
Eat like a local Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Taverns, local BBQ restaurants, local markets and smaller eateries in residential and university areas.
Vegetarian / vegan options 9 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow 20 options on HappyCow