Cost of Living in Kharkiv

Summary about cost of living in Kharkiv:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 ₴ 80.00-150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 ₴ 350.00-600.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 88.00 ₴ 80.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 20.00 ₴ 15.00-30.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 30.00 ₴ 25.00-40.00
Cappuccino (regular) 24.79 ₴ 15.00-35.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 10.05 ₴ 8.00-15.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 8.10 ₴ 5.00-10.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 83.46 ₴ 68.14-105.99
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 9.71 ₴ 6.35-13.61
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.09 ₴ 7.26-13.61
Eggs (regular) (12) 28.65 ₴ 24.00-33.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 76.06 ₴ 68.04-90.72
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 39.17 ₴ 33.57-45.36
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 59.42 ₴ 48.99-68.04
Apples (1 lb) 7.14 ₴ 4.54-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 11.94 ₴ 9.53-15.42
Oranges (1 lb) 13.11 ₴ 10.89-15.88
Tomato (1 lb) 11.55 ₴ 4.54-24.95
Potato (1 lb) 3.68 ₴ 2.72-4.99
Onion (1 lb) 4.28 ₴ 2.72-6.80
Lettuce (1 head) 20.00 ₴ 10.00-25.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 10.50 ₴ 8.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 92.50 ₴ 80.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 17.08 ₴ 12.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 31.55 ₴ 23.00-50.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 ₴ 32.00-38.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 ₴ 5.00-8.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 ₴ 220.00-370.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ₴ 30.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 9.66 ₴ 6.44-12.87
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 82.48 ₴ 60.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 113.66 ₴ 105.99-122.99
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 591,853.00 ₴ 537,565.00-600,200.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 574,806.96 ₴ 450,000.00-700,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,861.96 ₴ 1,800.00-4,250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.90 ₴ 0.50-1.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 139.22 ₴ 100.00-150.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 478.89 ₴ 350.00-600.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 186.25 ₴ 120.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100.00 ₴ 75.00-120.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,047.62 ₴ 2,000.00-6,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 54,050.00 ₴ 24,000.00-80,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,765.09 ₴ 800.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,078.09 ₴ 700.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,458.06 ₴ 1,700.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,859.52 ₴ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,638.30 ₴ 7,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,256.87 ₴ 4,500.00-7,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,456.45 ₴ 12,000.00-24,046.20
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,286.21 ₴ 7,000.00-12,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,288.59 ₴ 1,393.53-3,251.58
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,216.87 ₴ 929.02-1,486.44
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,505.41 ₴
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 19.30 15.00-23.00

Prices in Kharkiv

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Last update: April 2019
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18 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Oct 19, 2018 :
And as for rent prices – they are much higher than it shows here
Numbeo says 1 Bedroom is like 50 sq m – its unreal to rent good conditioned flat for 5k, or 8k in the center
you should multiply these prices atleast x1.5 to get the real numbers.
#Dennis on Oct 19, 2018 :
Salary is not correct (the same for all other regional centers of Ukraine) because Numbeo is getting the information from Minfin that shows average salary of the Oblast, not the certain city
the real average salary in Kharkiv is around 10k UAH
#Carlos López on Sep 17, 2018 :
Is it true the cost for buying an aparment for 100 m2?
#rose on Aug 02, 2018 :
how can we live in Kharkiv as an international student, costs are more expensive than living in Uzbekistan
#Anna on Jul 25, 2018 :
To the previous comment. The war doesn't directly affect Kharkiv although it is not that far... The prices are rising constantly and at a higher speed than wages. But in general it is not that bad. The safety and employment are ok, nothing to worry about.
#Sam on Jul 22, 2018 :
I am interested to know of the living conditions in Kharkiv. Is the war still raging there? I have heard differing reports. Are the living costs rising there? How about safety and employment? Haven't been there for years but I am considering returning. Will appreciate any and all information.
#The Aussie on May 28, 2018 :
I will be going for the third time on June 6....Am seriously thinking of moving there...
#Anonymous on Oct 08, 2017 :
I would say you can stay in Ukraine if you marry someone from Ukraine I am made to believe , I know when I go to Ukraine it can not be longer than 90 days in a year with out getting some sort of visa
#Anonymous on Aug 17, 2017 :
Hi, Just a question if anybody can answer, How much to buy a little countryside bungalow n Ukraine?
Also, can a West European stay in Ukraine? Thanks.
#tomurcuk timur on Jul 10, 2017 :
I've already booked my seat for next week and ready to enjoy such an incredibly cheap life :))) After visiting there I'm gonna write how close these numbers to reality.
#Paul on Mar 09, 2017 :
I just happened to stumble across this site. Fantastic. Very informative, what a great site.
#Bill Hilsabeck on Aug 19, 2016 :
When you list Kharkiv, Ukraine as 26 on cost of living index, does that include housing which should be ? Also, what constitutes a 100 on your scale? Please advise, thank
#Denis on Jul 26, 2016 :
Hello, i live in Kharkiv(real russian name [Har'kov]). All people speak russian lenguage. It's realy best city of my country! Nice, safe, peaceful, clean! I can help guest's of this great city->
#L Weidemann on Nov 11, 2015 :
You would have to be as brainwashed and stupid as US citizens who voted for George W to want to live in the USA. A great country decades ago. Now khazakastan has a better quality of life LOL
#Aisha on Aug 12, 2015 :
Please am confused whether to study and live in Kiev or kharkiv....please which is better and cheap?
#Ukaji on Aug 01, 2015 :
Hello everyone.

Let me express myself

First off, log in to the CIA website its open to public where they provide demographic details on immigrants and so forth. And you can CLEARLY see that there are huge amounts of people that came to USA lived/abused/raped the welfare system and came back to their own country. Russia/Ukraine/Belarus at the TOP of the list of people RE-Turning back home.NO OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD has the amount of people going back home.

1. NO PROPERTY TAX you buy a CONDO/HOUSE you own it not to mention that its very cheap
2. Utility bills mad cheap more like pennies on a dollar
3. New buildings are built constantly in the city. Consider this I can purchase a PENTHOUSE on the 20th FL for about 200-300kUSD in the same building I can buy Commercial space on 1st FL to run some sort of business. WHERE IN USA I CAN DO THAT ???? In the CITY CENTER.(Manhattan? Millions) I can live and work in the same building. Penthouse too much?, simple 2br Condo $50k in Kharkov center city NOT boonie outer lines.

If you got at least $1k pension/income/retirement your a golden cookie. And if you got more then you are rolling. It all depends if you buy your own crib or rent. Currently rent 100-200 USD in city a month or buy for 30-50k. Food would be the most expense and taxi rides. $50 USD for a cab and a dinner for 2 and come back home. WHAAAAA??? ( one would say expensive......) But than again it all depends what life style you are used too.TIE-Massage cost $30-50, escort $30-100. Regular massage 10-15$. Mani,Pedi-cure 10-15$ There is NO GOLF in Ukraine but you can go hunting for excessively over grown coyotes(bear like) in Chernobyl area.

Wow come to think of it... It is expensive. Perhaps Malaysia
#ILYESS on Jul 08, 2015 :
Exploitative and racist people ignorant of other civilizations i mean what i say believe me
#audrey on Jun 09, 2015 :
Kharkiv s a really nice, safe, peaceful, clean, cheap place compare to Hanoi-Vietnam where i came from. I m a student (study in english) and have been living in kharkiv for already almost a year but still i couldnt believe that i just need $200 to survive in here for a month (i live in dormitory) which could last only 1/3 month in my country >.< but suck that not many people can really speak english here (out of the street, supermarket, market, store, etc.) so i have to study also russian to communicate w them :P