Lviv

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
8/265
Details
Large apartment$410.00
Medium apartment$320.00
Rent index [score]0.97
Small apartment$230.00

Cost of Living

10
1/248
Details
5km taxi ride$2.60
A Cappuccino$1.10
A beer$0.55
A kilogram of Apples$0.74
Bread$0.15
Inflation [score]1.00
Lunch$3.10
Monthly fitness club membership$16.00
Monthly public transport$5.50
Movie ticket$3.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$20.09

Startups

4
135/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups4
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.37
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.16
Meetups groups27
Meetups members5848
Number of startup events in the last 12 months27
Number of upcoming meetup events4
Startup climate scene [score]0.50
Startup events3
Startup events [score]0.19
Startups [score]0.47
Total number of startups23

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

4
100/266
Details
Airport hub16
Airport hub [score]0.15
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.60

Commute

5
86/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Ukraine/L'viv
Traffic handling [score]0.68

Business Freedom

5
232/264
Details
Business freedom56.80
Business freedom [score]0.29
Freedom from corruption26.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.11
Lack of labor restrictions47.90
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.24
Time to open a business5.00
Time to open a business [score]0.96

Safety

8
88/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.60
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents7
Lack of gun related deaths [score]1.00
Lack of guns [score]0.97
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

5
236/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.65
Healthcare quality [score]0.53
Life expectancy (years)71.29
Life expectancy [score]0.28

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

5
183/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.42
Cleanliness [score]0.58
Drinking water quality [score]0.20
Urban greenery [score]0.73

Economy

1
262/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area25.73
Currency for urban areaUAH
GDP growth rate-0.07
GDP growth rate [score]0.10
GDP per capita$8668.33
GDP per capita [score]0.16

Taxation

5
91/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.40
Income tax level [score]0.70
Profit tax (% of profit)0.52
Time overhead to file company taxes356
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

5
149/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)24.46
Internet access (download) [score]0.41
Internet access (upload) [score]0.60
Upload speed (Mbps)15.72

Leisure & Culture

7
69/264
Details
Art galleries58
Art galleries [score]0.78
Cinemas36
Cinemas [score]0.60
Comedy clubs15
Comedy clubs [score]0.49
Concert venues63
Concerts [score]0.50
Historical sites52
Historical sites [score]0.77
Museums24
Museums [score]0.65
Performing art venues72
Performing arts [score]0.69
Sport venues31
Sports [score]0.65
Zoos10
Zoos [score]0.56

Tolerance

7
163/266
Details
LGBT Equality Index71.98
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.73
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.61

Outdoors

4
159/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.18
Median peak in meters352.50
Urban area elevation (meters)283.00
Water access [score]0.70
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Cost of living

Costs of living in Lviv are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 248 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Lviv will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$170$280
$230
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$16
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$4
Monthly public transport$6
Lunch$3
-73%
compared to
San Francisco

Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

17%
For annual salary of $40000
17%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

20%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

33/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

222/263
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LGBT rights in lviv

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Unrecognized

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

31

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in ...

Lviv (also spelled L'viv and Львів; Polish: Lwów, German: Lemberg, Russian: Львов, Latin: Leopolis) is in Western Ukraine and used to be the capital of East Galicia. It's the biggest city of the region and a major Ukrainian cultural centre on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The city has a multicultural history but little of the evidence of this has survived until today. It was founded in 1256 by King Daniel of Galicia (Ukrainian: Король Данило Галицький - Korol' Danylo Galyckyy) and fell under Polish control in the 14th century. Poles, Jews, Ukrainians, Germans and others lived there together for centuries. This multicultural experience virtually came to an end during and after WWII. Germans, with the help of Ukrainian nationalists, killed most of the Jews (about one third of Lviv's population at that time) and, at the end and in the direct aftermath of the war, the Polish population (about 50% of the population) was first partly driven out by nationalist terror, then "repatriated" to Poland in its new borders by the Soviet government. The Polish and Jewish heritage is hardly preserved, but one can find some inscriptions on former shops in Polish, Yiddish and German.

In recent times, because of Lviv's proximity to Europe and openness to foreigners, the city's multicultural feel has experienced a resurgence. Even today, walking through the city centre, a traveller can hear Poles laughing and taking pictures of the beautiful old buildings, Germans walking through the city on guided tours, Ukrainian or Russian tourists and students joking about this or that, and American or British businessmen chatting in cafes. There is even a small Jewish community in the city. The many universities in Lviv attract students from every continent on the globe, and its old architecture draws tourists from various parts of the world, including Ukraine.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Ukraine
61st from a total of 163 countries

World Order

49th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

137th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

95th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

126th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

75th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

14th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

96th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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