Cost of Living in Lviv

Summary about cost of living in Lviv, Ukraine:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 ₴ 80.00-180.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ₴ 400.00-1,093.09
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 120.00 ₴ 106.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 35.00 ₴ 25.00-65.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 55.00 ₴ 40.00-70.00
Cappuccino (regular) 36.73 ₴ 25.00-60.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 17.65 ₴ 10.00-30.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 13.43 ₴ 8.00-20.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 98.66 ₴ 75.71-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 14.33 ₴ 10.89-20.87
Rice (white), (1 lb) 13.93 ₴ 9.98-20.41
Eggs (regular) (12) 36.77 ₴ 27.60-48.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 82.15 ₴ 58.97-117.93
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 49.84 ₴ 36.29-63.50
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 76.83 ₴ 63.50-83.91
Apples (1 lb) 10.93 ₴ 6.80-15.88
Banana (1 lb) 13.27 ₴ 10.43-18.14
Oranges (1 lb) 16.90 ₴ 11.34-22.68
Tomato (1 lb) 15.88 ₴ 9.07-20.41
Potato (1 lb) 6.52 ₴ 4.08-9.98
Onion (1 lb) 4.28 ₴ 2.27-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 21.75 ₴ 10.00-40.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 12.46 ₴ 10.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 135.00 ₴ 80.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 20.43 ₴ 15.00-30.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 33.00 ₴ 25.00-45.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 55.50 ₴ 54.00-65.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 ₴ 7.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 150.00 ₴ 150.00-400.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 46.00 ₴ 35.00-60.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 11.27 ₴ 8.05-16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 ₴ 50.00-90.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 100.04 ₴ 83.28-113.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 600,000.00 ₴ 593,200.00-670,350.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 521,900.00 ₴ 500,000.00-515,700.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,545.64 ₴ 1,046.15-4,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.37 ₴ 0.20-0.30
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 142.93 ₴ 100.00-250.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 593.33 ₴ 333.33-900.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 290.00 ₴ 150.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 130.00 ₴ 100.00-150.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,750.00 ₴ 5,000.00-8,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 132,173.83 ₴ 80,000.00-267,043.01
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,250.00 ₴ 800.00-1,600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,300.00 ₴ 800.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,187.50 ₴ 2,000.00-2,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,000.00 ₴ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,043.43 ₴ 8,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,792.10 ₴ 5,465.47-8,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 16,562.23 ₴ 13,000.00-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,135.96 ₴ 9,564.57-18,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,113.27 ₴ 2,322.56-4,645.11
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,718.92 ₴ 1,396.33-2,284.90
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,952.66 ₴
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 17.94 12.00-20.00

Prices in Lviv

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Last update: June 2021
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18 Comments so far
Iviv on Nov 12, 2019:
New aparts in Lviv costs - https://zhk.com.ua/uk/novobudovy/lviv/
Anonymous on Aug 15, 2019:
I also would like to warn foreigners like General Van something....
If you are coming to independent democratic country of Ukraine to enjoy yourself, eat fine food, to do some sightseeing or simply observe and talk to locals - you are welcomed. However, if you want to spread here your own ideas of either right wing or left wing origin, you will simply run into problems.

We here had a pro- European revolution in 2014 , then a Russian invasion and more recently a free and fare elections to chart a more neutral course... As we Ukrainians try to agree among ourselves we ask Europe and other Global powers only to assist us in defending ourselves against the blatant Russian aggression as is the duty world community has before Ukraine according to our country’s denuclearization agreement of 1994 (Budapest Memorandum)

So if you have other agenda simply stay out...
Anonymous on Aug 11, 2019:
@Gerneral Von Klinkerhoffen - you are stupid idiot who is living in his own imaginary non-existent world.
What we had in 2014 was people’s revolution against corrupted dictator regime. And the only nazis in modern world are Russians and Russian-backed organizations.

@Anonymous Jun 19 2019 - salaries in Ukraine are low but significantly higher than shown in official reports as most people don’t work officially and don’t pay taxes. 345$ that is shown as average salary (Jul 2019) is more like a minimum salary, nobody here will work full-time for less than this number.
Gerneral Von Klinkerhoffen on Aug 01, 2019:
Oleg Yatskar - Ukraine had a stable Economy before the Western Coup De Tat, Ukraine only has itself to blame for the violent, Western backed removal of a democratically elected president. Lvov likes flying the EU flag these days, but the EU probably won't be around long enough for Ukraine to join. Nevertheless, good country although Lvov errs on the side of Fasicsm
Tad Davis on Mar 01, 2019:
Cost of living (for a Ukrainian) doesn't normally include rent. Most families own their own apartments outright and, like Georgia, there no or very low property taxes for most owners. 90% pay nothing in property taxes each year.
correct this information on Jan 25, 2019:
This information must be corrected

Four-person family monthly costs: 1,034.13€ (32,626.06₴) without rent

and

Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 7,351.22 ₴

Think about it. Here is no logic at all cause 7351 grivnaz is about 232.99euros
If two parents are working then it makes about 465.99 euros.
Where the rest of the money comes- from business ;) or the children are working ;)

Be reasonable
Tom on Jan 12, 2019:
Don’t sit only in Lviv. Also you can enjoy much cheaper cities for turism porpose in Ukraine, I lived month in downtown of Chernihiv (city near Kiev). Rent was twice cheaper than in Lviv. Cool restaurants and amazing old culture in one place. Found eco Belorussian food products in local market. I got rest with English speaking locals(girls;)), with much cheaper options I had ever in life.
Anonymous on Dec 14, 2018:
Joshua hello.
Yes the stay of any foreigner-tourist is limited here to ninety days AND yes, 1000$ is sufficient for all normal expenses for a family in Lviv, Ukraine including rent. If you need an apt for rent you can contact me directly at oleg_yatskar@hotmail.com as I am renting out a two room newly rennovated apartment close to the city center. Otherwise I can just advise you or show around when you get here...
joshua on Dec 06, 2018:
Hi everyone.
Me, my wife, a 5 year old girl and a 1 year old boy are interested in a long time-out (between three
months and a year) in Lviv.

Our monthly budget is around 1000 US Dollars. Is it enough to rent 2 bedrooms apt. + bills + groceries?

Also, we don't have EU passports. Do you know if the stay in Ukraine is limited to 90 days?

Thanks.
Pronósticos Deportivos on Oct 30, 2018:
Anyone from Lviv can help?
I’m looking for a flat in the old town or near the old town, for stay during one or two months, the best websites to search it?
Anonymous on Aug 18, 2018:
So in 2013 you could get 12 UAH for one British pound, you now get 36 UAH, the value of their currency has gone down 3x since the war started.

You can stay in a nice hostel in Lviv for 3GBP a night; Booking.com wow 0o0

Beer is 40 pence, cigarettes 80 pence, macdonalds is 2 pounds.

I know where my next holiday destination is ;)
fred kost on Aug 13, 2018:
How can monthly expenses for a single person be more than average net salary?
Oleg Yatskar on Mar 14, 2018:
For Ksenia: You can contact my friend Rostik who has years of experience with residential real estate rentals.
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001259864068&fref=pb&hc_location=friends_tab&pnref=friends.all
Ksenia on Mar 13, 2018:
Oleg,
Do you know where I should look for apartment rentals? I am looking for a three room (at least two bedroom) in/near city center! Dyakuyu!
Oleg Yatskar on Jan 19, 2018:
You, "anonymous" in the last post - for your information we are in a war with Russia which annexed and occupied our territory, that is why income levels have fallen recently. If you are a foreigner who ism enjoying our cheap prices - keep enjoying them and make sure you keep your mouth shut because yesterday our parliament passed the law calling Russia the aggressor and occupier OFFICIALLY!!! Make sure what you say and do during your stay in Ukraine does not fall under one of the paragraphs of our new criminal law on denying this Russian agression!!!
Anonymous on Dec 15, 2017:
God bless the western morons that invented political conflict and destroyed Ukraine so we can finally enjoy a very nice holiday one in a while and not need to travel to India or Philipines to enjoy the cheapest prices probably ik the world. How sad for local people indeed!
Anonymous on Aug 13, 2017:
TO MAINTAIN DISIRED LIFE STYLE OF KIND OF LEVEL ( ASSUMING YOU WILL RENT NICE 2BED FLAT IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN LVIV) YOU WILL NEED AROUND 2000$ PER M0NTH... A 2 bedroom flat in the center- 600-1000 USD,
--I want to eat out everyday, mid range scale restaurants-300$ PER MONTH.
-- go out 3-4 times a week-500$ PER MONTH,
--nice gym membership-30-50$ PER MONTH, no car as want to live in the center,
--maid once or twice a week-100-150$ PER MONTH,
--nice flat with nice furniture and renovated 600-1000$ PER MONTH.
--Cultural activities , like opera and etc at least twice a month-50-150 $ PER MONTH.
--russian tutor to learn Russian 2-3 times a week - 150$ PER MONTH
Anonymous on Aug 10, 2017:
I'm 44 years old male, retired.
I've been to lviv few times and each time I stayed for few weeks during summer and winter time.
I'm considering to move to lviv for a year and want to live a nice life with having:
--A 2 bedroom flat in the center (rynok sq.),
--I want to eat out everyday, mid range scale restaurants.
-- go out 3-4 times a week,
--nice gym membership, no car as want to live in the center,
--maid once or twice a week,
--nice flat with nice furniture and renovated.
--Cultural activities , like opera and etc at least twice a month.
--russian tutor to learn Russian 2-3 times a week

Can anyone tell me how much in USD is required to live such a life in lviv per month for one year.
Thank you .