Lviv vs Mexico City vs New York City

Lviv ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Mexico City ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
New York City ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 731,387 8,850,000 8,323,340
Official language(s) Ukrainian Spanish English (de facto)
Level of English Low Moderate Very high
Main airport Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Mexico City International Airport (MEX) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit May - September March - May, October, November April - June, September - November
Currency UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (โ‚ด) MXN - Mexican Peso ($) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Widely accepted (less with AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes No
Average monthly costs $922 $1867 $5431
Rent $400 $778 $2891
Groceries $91 $281 $383
Dining out $151 $182 $656
Cafe $21 $49 $72
Coworking space $79 $159 $326
Mobile internet $4 $25 $45
Public transportation $5 $11 $220
Taxis $12 $9 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $16 $24 $30
Sport and cultural events $13 $81 $100
Museums and sights $9 $20 $74
Nightlife $43 $64 $195
Gym $22 $69 $55
Yoga $30 $65 $197
Massage $27 $51 $109
SIM card options Vodafone, Kyivstar Telcel, Movistar AT&T, Verizon
Tipping 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere 10-15% for restaurants, bars and services 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Uklon Uber Uber, Lyft
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). Corn, beans, tortillas and chili peppers typically alongside meat and cheese American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse.
Local food specialities Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Enchiladas, torta de chilaquiles, esquites, quesadillas, tlacoyos, tacos, tostadas Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options.
Eat like a local Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Markets, food stalls, menรบ del dรญa (cheap set lunch menus) Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 9 options on HappyCow 279 listings on Happy Cow 309 options on HappyCow