Summary of cost of living in Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine:
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||300.00 ₴||200.00-500.00|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||1,200.00 ₴||900.00-2,000.00|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||180.00 ₴||160.00-200.00|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||50.00 ₴||26.00-90.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||71.50 ₴||45.00-105.00|
|Cappuccino (regular)||53.39 ₴||35.00-80.00|
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||27.30 ₴||16.00-50.00|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||20.37 ₴||12.00-40.00|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||146.09 ₴||113.56-185.49|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||24.80 ₴||17.24-36.29|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||29.14 ₴||20.41-45.36|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||83.00 ₴||42.00-96.00|
|Local Cheese (1 lb)||141.80 ₴||83.91-190.51|
|Chicken Fillets (1 lb)||67.98 ₴||50.80-81.65|
|Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)||113.24 ₴||72.57-158.76|
|Apples (1 lb)||10.58 ₴||6.80-15.88|
|Banana (1 lb)||25.75 ₴||18.14-36.29|
|Oranges (1 lb)||26.99 ₴||18.14-36.29|
|Tomato (1 lb)||37.83 ₴||20.41-54.43|
|Potato (1 lb)||8.45 ₴||3.62-15.88|
|Onion (1 lb)||16.43 ₴||8.16-27.22|
|Lettuce (1 head)||42.27 ₴||25.00-60.00|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||19.20 ₴||15.00-25.00|
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||180.00 ₴||100.00-300.00|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||32.37 ₴||25.00-40.00|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||52.88 ₴||35.00-70.00|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||80.00 ₴||70.00-85.00|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||10.00 ₴||8.00-15.00|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||390.00 ₴||325.00-800.00|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||70.00 ₴||50.00-110.00|
|Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)||17.70 ₴||12.87-28.97|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)||165.00 ₴||120.00-200.00|
|Gasoline (1 gallon)||200.35 ₴||189.23-215.77|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)||1,100,000.00 ₴||863,637.36-1,250,000.00|
|Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)||844,518.74 ₴||780,000.00-918,763.15|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment||3,669.42 ₴||2,500.00-5,000.00|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||1.90 ₴||1.00-3.00|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||188.30 ₴||130.00-290.00|
Sports And Leisure
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||1,097.47 ₴||616.67-2,000.00|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)||633.44 ₴||500.00-750.00|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||150.00 ₴||100.00-200.00|
|Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child||13,875.02 ₴||10,000.00-20,000.00|
|International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child||254,808.26 ₴||200,000.00-400,000.00|
Clothing And Shoes
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||2,659.92 ₴||900.00-4,500.00|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)||1,513.20 ₴||700.00-2,500.00|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||3,139.13 ₴||2,000.00-4,500.00|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||3,894.32 ₴||3,000.00-7,000.00|
Rent Per Month
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||16,650.00 ₴||12,000.00-24,000.00|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||9,794.12 ₴||7,000.00-15,000.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||31,317.07 ₴||20,000.00-50,000.00|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre||19,063.42 ₴||14,000.00-30,000.00|
Buy Apartment Price
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre||7,895.64 ₴||6,038.65-10,242.62|
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre||4,173.06 ₴||3,309.68-6,317.35|
Salaries And Financing
|Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)||19,281.36 ₴|
|Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate||16.65||10.00-25.00|
Sources and References:
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|EspañolCosto de Vida en Kiev|
Ukraine cannot afford to pay it back and they won't either even if they could.Zylinskis wife was spotted spending 40,000 usd in Paris awhile back it was USA taxpayers money.
Check the current border crossing rules on the website. In the current situation, they helped me.
You are writing a total Bullsh1t ))
Kyiv is beautiful and very comfortable for living in.
Once russians are stopped with their hybrid war, UA will raise as a powerful European country.
This is a very good case, which is happening now with russian aggression, since Ukraine is obviously now moving towards civilized Europe and cleans up all post soviet sh*t!
I would really love to visit Ukraine as having some business ideas in mind. Though, cos of the situation have just to wait and set the things around. Think to take your language assistance and have some help in learning Russian. Heard it's not an easy nut)
Rent: ~$410 (1 bedroom, 15 minutes from center by metro)
I want to visit Ukraine, but for this I need health insurance. Found only one https://innovative-ukraine.com/ , can someone say something about it?
Local girls liking Halal "meat" too
Next time you can say that your brother is a member of the cabinet, which might be more convincing.
By the Way, I am from Panama.
Huawei in ukraine is pretty big with thousands of local staffs.
If you understand Russian or Ukrainian, you can read the national news including annual government projects and budgets.
Huawei isn't in the Ukraine.My brother is on the industrial planning commission for Ukraine. The president of Ukraine banned any Chinese companies from opening any businesses in Ukraine and so has the last 3 former presidents.I live in Kyiv no infrastructure projects going on here I'd notice if there was.
Don't expect too much price. Clothing is more expensive than in Europe. General food and supermarkets are affordable, but not very, very cheap.
Ukrainian women are the same as all women in the world. Of course they like money and perfume. The divorce rate is very high all over the world, so, forget to find a wife in Ukraine..
It sounds like you are pleased with your situation in Ukraine good for you. Since you're such a nonfan of the west you shouldn't be living in the west again. I suggest that you renounce your united states citizenship at the United States embassy in Kyiv ASAP.
Considering the proximity to Russia from Ukraine there's no doubting Ukraine will belong to Russia in the not too distant future.
Where you see 95% Caucasian?
This is not true"
There might be confusion about the word "Caucasian" here. To Russian speakers, this naturally means "people from the Caucasus". To most English speakers, this refers to "people of white European descent".
Where you see 95% Caucasian?
This is not true
Prices - low (comparably to EU countries).
People - 95% Caucasian. Almost did not see black or eastern types. Was surprised to find out that many young people speak English. Maybe I was lucky, but I did not have any issues with people around.
City - many beautiful places, but you need to walk with locals (or come to an agency) who will show and tell you about those.
Meals - whatever you like (McDonalds, KFC, bars, restaurants, malls). Quality is like in EU (unless you buy something from the street).
Hotels - whatever you like (starting from Hilton/Fairmont/Hyatt/Radisson and to cheap apartments).
Transportation - subway covers big part of the city (not whole though), with translation to English (was translated when Kiev accepted the final of EURO 2012). Taxi for all other needs, but be careful with traffic jams (8-10 am and 5.30-7.30 pm), you can easily spend 2 hours there.
Shopping - malls of different sizes around the whole city.
Night life - clubs and bars. Absolutely safe to walk in the city center, not recommended in specific neighborhoods (again, you need to speak with locals)
Overall impression - this is a must place to visit if you are traveler.
And high chances you will like the city if you are coming in business.
IT workers use private entrepreneur scheme, it's legal everywhere in Europe which always gives you few times lower taxes and lower social security package, use it in your Prague.
If other in Ukraine can not move to 5% tax plan or IT guys do not want pay more because of corruption..that's not a problem of IT workforce
I do not know why IT guys are so much valued in Ukraine, while, for instance, medical doctors or university professors get as much as 150-300 euros/month and do not have any social benefits or medical insurance. If they do not takes bribes from their patients or students, they will be condemned to live below poverty line. Therefore, the overall level of education and medical service in this country is extremely low.
In your opinion, all doctors, university professors, scientists, engineers and all other highly qualified employees should leave the country because they have ridiculously low salaries and abandoned and humiliated by Ukrainian state? And what about most retirees - should they also quit the country or die because their pension is 70-100 euros per month which is a real genocide? If you work in IT and pay extremely low taxes from your inadequately high salary, do not you understand that 80% of people in this country live in poverty? If all people, except IT workers, will leave the country, who will teach your children and will provide you medical care you if you get sick?
Do not tell me what should I do and I will not tell you where you should go
Comparing to cost of living, salaries in IT are quite good. This is mainly because of liberal taxation that is applied for IT. We pay just 5% tax. Thus, you can have a great deal of savings.
Eugene, glad to hear that you left the country. I even know to which country you moved. Now, when you are not in Ukraine and don't see anything good in it, would you please leave it alone?
Regarding prices, Kyiv is muuuch muuuch cheaper than vast majority of European countries in all aspects of living. Rent of 1 room apartment in a good neighborhood will cost you around $500 ( 2 rooms - $650). Utility bills will be around $100 (for everything, inc. high-speed internet). If you cook at home, you spend about $250 for products per month. Prices for McDonalds are indicated above and very accurate. There are many bars in Kyiv, you will pay in average $20-25.
To buy 1 room apartment you will need $45K.
Public transport is cheap, but I'd prefer Uber.
And by the way, banking sector is one of the best in the world here. No jokes.
Still, you can find expensive restaurants here, expensive apartments to rent/buy.
Feel free to ping me for any questions regarding actual prices by email (email@example.com)
No, it was coup-d'état organized by local oligarchs and supported by United States. After the coup-d'état Ukraine was completely transformed into a poor de-industrialized US colony that has completely lost its intellectual, industrial and scientific potential. Under the guidance of US and International Monetary Fund the Ukrainian state genocides its own citizens (e.g. average retirement pension is less 100 euros/month, all medical services are extremely expensive and most of people cannot afford them)
I`d rather choose Bulgaria or Greece... Unfortunately, Ukraine is getting more poor in comparison to above-mentioned countries. Even 7 years ago (before coup-d'état) Ukraine was more convenient and safe.
I am retired.
Own literally thousands of domain names.
I have almost $75,000 USD in bank.
At 47 year of age, I would believe that would be sufficient to live on for rest of my life?
1 mode of transport
- bus, toroleibus, tram, funicular, train - 390 UAH
- metro 610UAH
The cost of a monthly pass for 2 types of transport
-trolleybus and metro(the most popular) 860 UAH
The cost of one-way ticket minibus 7-8 UAH
The question is that only 1% of population earns so much.
A rent for a flat in suburbs 50-60 square meters: 400- 500 USD. 100-150 USD - utilities.
300-400 USD for the whole extras left.
That isn`t life- only survival. Be honest!
People usually thinks Ukraine poor because of the population. The people come from village in Ukraine are working in Poland, Hungary etc.
Cost of living is cheaper, but not super cheap. Supermarket is quite good choice. And very cheap even compare to east EU countries.
Still a little difference between Ukraine and EU member (east Europe). But I think Ukraine soon to catch up Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia those places in few years only.
Salaries are moving high and are better than some euro countries like bulgaria and so close to others like greece, Portugal and others...
But people aren't living better because of high uncontrollable inflation
I go to kiev so often, Kiev has totally lost its attraction as a cheap city, but is still holding its exceptional beauty