Lviv

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
7/263
Details
Large apartment$340.84
Medium apartment$270.38
Rent index [score]0.99
Small apartment$199.91

Cost of Living

10
1/261
Details
5km taxi ride$1.30
A Cappuccino$0.92
A beer$0.40
A kilogram of Apples$0.62
Bread$0.13
Inflation [score]1.00
Lunch$2.70
Monthly fitness club membership$17.00
Monthly public transport$6.30
Movie ticket$4.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$15.59

Startups

4
176/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups4
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.27
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.15
Meetups groups19
Meetups members2639
Number of startup events in the last 12 months7
Number of upcoming meetup events4
Startup climate scene [score]0.42
Startup events1
Startup events3
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.44
Total number of startups27

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

4
98/260
Details
Airport hub16
Airport hub [score]0.14
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.60

Commute

5
58/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Ukraine/L'viv
Traffic handling [score]0.70

Business Freedom

5
227/259
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
90/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.61
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
231/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.68
Healthcare quality [score]0.53
Life expectancy (years)71.29
Life expectancy [score]0.28

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

5
170/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.44
Cleanliness [score]0.53
Drinking water quality [score]0.37
Urban greenery [score]0.71

Economy

1
257/258
Details
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
88/260
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

Internet Access

5
152/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)18.85
Internet access (download) [score]0.43
Internet access (upload) [score]0.52
Upload speed (Mbps)12.23

Leisure & Culture

7
73/263
Details
Art galleries58
Art galleries [score]0.78
Cinemas33
Cinemas [score]0.58
Comedy clubs16
Comedy clubs [score]0.49
Concert venues62
Concerts [score]0.48
Historical sites56
Historical sites [score]0.76
Museums25
Museums [score]0.64
Performing art venues37
Performing arts [score]0.67
Sport venues39
Sports [score]0.64
Zoos10
Zoos [score]0.55

Tolerance

6
119/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index72.91
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.74
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ 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]0.53

Outdoors

5
147/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.21
Median peak in meters400.50
Urban area elevation (meters)283.00
Water access [score]0.70
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Lviv are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 261 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)

$155$245
$200
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$17
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$4
Monthly public transport$6
Lunch$3
-76%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$23,277
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

6.60
Guns per 100 people
0.24
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Lviv in position 129 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

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Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Kiev, Ukraine

Jaslynska Street, 9/7 03037 Kiev , Ukraine

Phone: (+380) (44) 275-25-21 (+380) (44) 249 66 63

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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

Lviv (also spelled L'viv and Львів; Polish: Lwów, German: Lemberg, Russian: Lvov, 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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