Lviv vs Medellin vs Porto

Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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Medellin ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด
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Porto ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
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Population 731,387 2,427,000 237,559
Official language(s) Ukrainian Spanish Portuguese
Level of English Low Low Very High
Main airport Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Josรฉ Marรญa Cรณrdova International Airport (MDE) Francisco Sรก Carneiro International Airport (OPO)
Most common months to visit May - September January - April, December May - September
Currency UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) COP - Colombian Peso ($) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted in some places Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No No Yes
Average monthly costs $1007 $1508 $2048
Rent $437 $854 $835
Groceries $100 $101 $173
Dining out $165 $153 $326
Cafe $22 $21 $52
Coworking space $87 $112 $112
Mobile internet $4 $18 $24
Public transportation $5 $24 $111
Taxis $13 $16 $29
Shared bicycles and scooters $18 $0 $12
Sport and cultural events $14 $9 $52
Museums and sights $9 $10 $28
Nightlife $47 $85 $77
Gym $24 $18 $66
Yoga $33 $63 $96
Massage $29 $24 $56
SIM card options Vodafone, Kyivstar Claro, Tigo Vodafone, MEO, NOS
Tipping 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere Tip 10% in restaurants 5-10% at restaurants if happy with service, not expected at cafes or bars
Taxi apps Uber, Uklon EasyTaxi Uber, MyTaxi, Cabify
Tap water Not drinkable Not drinkable 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). A blend of indigenous and European traditions with rice, maize, cassava, assorted legumes, and meats A variety of meats often mixed with fresh legumes and vegetables. Emphasis on rich seafood dishes and creamy desserts.
Local food specialities Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Bandeja paisa, ajiaco, mondongo, empanada, and arepa Bacalhau, Alheira de Mirandela, Francesinha, queido da serra da estrela, tripas a moda do Oporto, pasteis de chaves, tarte de amendoa
Eat like a local Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Street stalls for empanada and arepa with cheese, restaurants for traditional Colombian food Local taverns, terraces, markets, tascas, churrascarias and local sports bars
Vegetarian / vegan options 9 options on HappyCow 153 listings on Happy Cow 46 options on Happy Cow