Cost of Living in Lviv

Summary about cost of living in Lviv:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 80.00 ₴ 60.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 350.00 ₴ 250.00-450.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 75.00 ₴ 69.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 20.00 ₴ 13.00-30.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 30.00 ₴ 25.00-47.00
Cappuccino (regular) 25.87 ₴ 20.00-35.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 11.34 ₴ 8.00-20.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 8.25 ₴ 5.00-20.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 67.63 ₴ 56.78-79.49
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.50 ₴ 7.26-10.89
Rice (white), (1 lb) 13.23 ₴ 9.84-15.88
Eggs (regular) (12) 25.34 ₴ 18.00-33.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 60.71 ₴ 45.36-72.57
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 31.91 ₴ 25.83-40.82
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 45.21 ₴ 34.02-63.50
Apples (1 lb) 7.79 ₴ 5.44-9.53
Banana (1 lb) 13.06 ₴ 11.34-14.97
Oranges (1 lb) 13.37 ₴ 11.07-18.14
Tomato (1 lb) 11.18 ₴ 5.44-18.14
Potato (1 lb) 3.14 ₴ 2.27-5.44
Onion (1 lb) 4.16 ₴ 2.27-6.80
Lettuce (1 head) 19.74 ₴ 10.00-30.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.46 ₴ 8.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 ₴ 70.00-120.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.46 ₴ 10.00-20.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 27.26 ₴ 20.00-36.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 25.47 ₴ 24.15-30.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 ₴ 4.00-4.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 ₴ 100.00-162.70
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 32.00 ₴ 25.00-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.05 ₴ 6.44-11.27
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ₴ 30.00-67.79
Gasoline (1 gallon) 97.52 ₴ 90.85-102.21
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 500,000.00 ₴ 480,000.00-685,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 450,963.68 ₴ 400,000.00-488,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,469.60 ₴ 1,500.00-3,431.38
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.84 ₴ 0.50-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 92.14 ₴ 60.00-120.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 391.94 ₴ 291.67-600.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 138.53 ₴ 80.00-216.93
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100.00 ₴ 80.00-100.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,375.00 ₴ 3,000.00-4,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 50,000.00 ₴ 40,000.00-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,712.50 ₴ 950.00-2,658.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,305.33 ₴ 975.09-2,200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,466.67 ₴ 1,800.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,466.87 ₴ 2,000.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,713.81 ₴ 5,400.00-10,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,688.24 ₴ 3,500.00-6,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 11,903.87 ₴ 10,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,416.67 ₴ 7,500.00-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,640.35 ₴ 1,858.05-3,251.58
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,297.48 ₴ 1,040.51-1,672.24
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,180.18 ₴
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 22.84 17.00-25.00

Prices in Lviv

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Last update: December 2017
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26 Comments so far

#Anonymous on Aug 13, 2017 :
--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 .
#TONY on Feb 18, 2017 :
Lviv is really a fantastic city to live
I have been living in ukraine for 3 years now
I am from uk this is the city come and live here and enjoy good food great entertainment and beautiful girls
super cheap here in ukraine one of the lowest cost for living countries in the world
come and see for yourself
#Baldo on Feb 07, 2017 :
Hello guys,

It's really great city. I m here now andits really cheap to stay here. I came from Berlin and i just earn 1000 net after tax.

Food and rent are pretty cheap. But having fun means to spend lots of money. So my advice you should come here and just stay for 1 week and search for flats and everything else.
The biggest problem ist the never ending winter.
Enjoy it.
#Oleg Yatskar on Jan 11, 2017 :
Hi David,
I think a resonable budget for a person havig to rent a one room central apartment would be 600-750$ monthly and that is well above what locals have. You will rent a place for 250-300$, food should cost around 150$monthly and the rest is yours to keep and enjoy!!! In Lviv it should be fine...not super but comfortable by local standards. Like that you would go out at least two times a week... Hope that helps!!!
#David Repetowskyj on Jan 06, 2017 :
I am thinking about moving to L'viv in mid 2017 to live there for a year or so.
I plan to have a car.

I want to enjoy myself and live moderately...not in a risky hovel.
Can anyone suggest a reasonable budget?

#Anonymous on Jan 01, 2017 :
Hi Guy i want to go lviv i dont have information about lviv and i want to information about lviv Somone help me . Thanks
#No name on Oct 19, 2016 :

Businesses are stagnating now, purchasing power is very low. This city has been in a permanent economic cragmaire for two decades. Yiu still may try to open an IT startup though, if your cystomer base us abroad.

Rents in the city center are higher than in 2015. For 6000uah it would be something really small and generally unattractive if we are speaking about the city center. Out of the city center that money may be enough for something decent.
#Gil Lucas on Oct 10, 2016 :
dobre den!
I would like to know, please, what is the best type of business I can open in Lviv, and thus having to have return.
#Anonymous on Aug 15, 2016 :
Dear Wim,
I have been living here for the past 3 years (I am Ukrainian but had lived i US y whole life), so yeah...I would say that 10000UAH would be good given you have some where to live. Rent in the city center usually takes 5000-6000 UAH out of your pocket ((given you want a nice one, or two room apartment). Food would be about 3000 ...and that is good food...going out will be done with the rest of your money.
#Wim on Jul 27, 2016 :
I plan to move to Ukraine in January 2017 and I Wonder if UAH 10.000,00 is OK to have good life. I am single and I don't have much free time during the week, so on top of food/transport I also need to consider laundry.
Thanks in advance for your inputs.
#oleg on Mar 01, 2016 :
well...flat sharing is just as common among students here as in other countries while to rent a good centrally located one would probably cost you $150-250 for a one/two rooms respectively
#Emre on Mar 01, 2016 :
D'yakuyu, Oleg! And one thing I am curious about: is it a common practice for Ukrainian students to share a flat together, as in many countries? If possible, I wish to move to a flat in my second year in somewhere close to Rynok Square or Svoboda Avenue. How much do flats cost in these areas, especially the modified/improved ones?
#oleg on Feb 28, 2016 :
Emre...yeah 5000UAH would be ok for a student to live on. I mean to say that people here earn less in a month and they have families...but to live like a king you would need 2-3 times more
#Emre on Feb 27, 2016 :
Hi everyone,

I am planning to move to Lviv in August to study at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. I have an online job which earns me a sum between 5000 and 5500 UAH, depending on exchange rates.

I visited Lviv as a tourist once and it was very cheap. Do you think this amount of monthly money would be enough for a student living a modest life? In first year, I am planning to stay at a dorm, whose cost is not more than 300 UAH - so essentially, putting accommodation aside, I will have more than 4500 UAH per month.

Is this good money for a student to live on? Or let's say, is it enough? Could I live on it?
#jon on Jan 18, 2016 :
Lviv is great. The last year I visit Lviv 10 times. Took the plane from Norway to Katowice and bus from there to Lviv. Lviv have so much history. Its an incredible town.......
#Mary Mary on Jan 12, 2016 :
The situation with crime - normal. Especially the city center. Do not behave uncivilized and everything will be fine. Housing prices are lower, but you should be able to bargain ( make a deal).
It is cheaper to live in a small suburban, but in downtown - safe and fun.
#Roy on Nov 28, 2015 :
Hi. What about crime? And more important, does people in Lviv speak better English
#Stan G. on Oct 11, 2015 :
Lviv is amazing. They say Live Lviv )) I moved to here from Israel a year ago. But I lived also in US, London, and visited many Europe countries. I work for an Israeli company, and kept my position working from Lviv remotely. I have a decent salary even in US standards, so basically the cost of living here is negligible, and I mean much more comfortable life than I had in Israel. it's way more interesting life here than I had in Israel or US. The most amazing thing is local restaurants - they are better than anywhere, and I never have to cook at home. The worst thing here is roads. However, you don't need a car here if you live in the center, and when taxi costs ~$2 almost to anywhere in the city. Actually, everything privately owned is amazing, everything govt-owned is awful.
#Paraskeviya on Oct 10, 2015 :
It is very nice for an American to come here with dollars and buy in hryvnyas. But let us compare:
I get salary - hryvnyas 3.000. You get salary in dollars - 3.000
But I buy in hryvnyas: you buy in the US in dollars:
10 eggs - 30 hrvn 10 eggs - 1 dollar
1 kilo bacon - 120 hrvn 1 kilo bacon - 10 dollars
bus fare - 4 hrvn bus fare - approximately 1.50 dollars
hotel - 200 hrvn (nice room) Washington DC -about 100 dollars three blocks away from the White House
etc., etc.
After a month's spendings what is left for me in Ukraine and what is left for you in the US?
Sure, with your 3000dollars it is very nice to live in Ukraine!
But come and live on my pension and I will nicely live on yours!!!! Ready? Steady! Go!
#e on Oct 05, 2015 :
Konrad, area of Lviv is not originally Polish. These lands were conquered by Boleslaw Chrobry. Any direction of conquering is unjust. Please check a map dated on 1000 A.D. Pozdrowienia z Polski, jestem Polakiem z krwi i kości :)
#Irina on Apr 22, 2015 :
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 3.92 $ O'RLY? Usually I buy them in big shops as SILPO, the really price is 45-50 UAH now, it is ~2$ at the moment. Where god damn it you have seen them with price 100 UAH? Just now I look the price in the expensive Lviv internet shop: Філе куряче - 59,33 грн.
#Jim Brantley on Dec 30, 2014 :
I am a retired newspaper columnist, writer, and cultural adventurer. I also teach English (formal and conversational), Communications, and Cultural Relations. I would love to live in Ukraine and visit the Baltic States. I would also like to learn how to speak Ukrainian and Russian. Could anyone tell me about job possibilities for someone with my background? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for you time on this.

#noob on Sep 09, 2014 :
Lviv Average Monthly Disposable Salary after tax is 3100 UAH = 240 USD. Dunno where came those numbers from...
#tomek on Jun 15, 2014 :

I'm sorry for Konrad and other Poles who say things like this. In modern times it's not about the borders of the countries, not about nations, but about good life in friendship. Both Poles and Ukrainians had some shameful moments about the other nation in history, but history belongs to history, and it's very important to understand it. I believe that in present geopolitical situation our nations will act more pragmatic, and at the same time maybe they will be able to forget about past and work out actual friendship. We can admit, that we're not far away from this.
And by the way - who forbid Poles to live in Lviv right now? If you want to live in this town, just move there. I think about spending retirement there and I guess that nobody will be against it.
#Anonymous on Mar 23, 2014 :
I wonder how apartment prices per sq. meter have changed in the Lviv center over the past 4-6 months (I mean apartment price per sq. meter in dollars) ? Does anyone have any proven information...can anyone help?