Lviv vs Valencia

Lviv 🇺🇦
Valencia 🇪🇸
Population 731,387 834,000
Official language(s) Ukrainian Spanish, Valencian
Level of English Low Moderate
Main airport Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport (LWO) Valencia Manises Airport (VLC)
Most common months to visit May - September March - June, September, October
Currency UAH - Ukrainian Hryvnia (₴) EUR - Euro (€)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere Accepted almost everywhere
Remote worker visa No Yes
Average monthly costs $973 $2276
Rent $422 $1002
Groceries $96 $168
Dining out $159 $337
Cafe $22 $48
Coworking space $84 $176
Mobile internet $4 $18
Public transportation $5 $43
Taxis $13 $48
Shared bicycles and scooters $17 $35
Sport and cultural events $13 $84
Museums and sights $9 $50
Nightlife $45 $76
Gym $23 $40
Yoga $32 $100
Massage $28 $52
SIM card options Vodafone, Kyivstar Vodafone, Orange
Tipping 10% in restaurants, not expected elsewhere Round up for good service at restaurants, not common at bars
Taxi apps Uber, Uklon Cabify, FreeNow
Tap water 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). Mediterranean style using vegetables, seafoods and meats
Local food specialities Lviv cheesecake, fish Zupa, Tsivikli, Karmanadli, Banosh, Borscht, Salo, Syrnyky Paella, fideuà, esgarrat, orxata, bunyols
Eat like a local Local grills, themed taverns, local breweries, small bakeries Tapas bars, markets, menu del dia (cheap set lunches)
Vegetarian / vegan options 9 options on HappyCow 98 listings on Happy Cow