Lviv vs Playa del Carmen

Lviv 🇺🇦
Playa del Carmen 🇲🇽
Population 731,387 259,453
Official language(s) Ukrainian Spanish
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Most common months to visit May - September January - May, October - December
Currency UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (₴) MXN - Mexican Peso ($)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $973 $2102
Rent $422 $906
Groceries $96 $124
Dining out $159 $203
Cafe $22 $42
Coworking space $84 $157
Mobile internet $4 $21
Public transportation $5 $16
Taxis $13 $8
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $48
Sport and cultural events $13 $95
Museums and sights $9 $213
Nightlife $45 $76
Gym $23 $41
Yoga $32 $53
Massage $28 $99
SIM card options Vodafone, Kyivstar Telcel, Movistar
Tipping 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere 10-15% for restaurants
Taxi apps Uber, Uklon N/A
Tap water 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). Staple dishes from maize, beans, sweet potato and avocado along with meat, chili peppers and other spices
Local food specialities Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Chilaquiles, tacos al pastor, chile rellenos, cochinita pibil, tostadas, pozole
Eat like a local Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Taco stands, esquite stalls, El Fogon, El Pirata, Dona Mary's
Vegetarian / vegan options 9 options on HappyCow 72 listings on Happy Cow