Cost of Living in Lviv

Summary about cost of living in Lviv:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.71 € 2.79-4.83
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 18.57 € 13.00-25.99
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.42 € 3.16-3.71
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.30 € 0.74-1.67
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.49 € 1.11-1.86
Cappuccino (regular) 1.14 € 0.78-1.49
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.47 € 0.37-0.93
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.36 € 0.22-0.74
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.23 € 2.53-3.94
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.42 € 0.27-0.67
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.46 € 0.29-0.64
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.19 € 0.89-1.34
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.51 € 2.11-3.03
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.62 € 1.43-2.02
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.54 € 2.19-3.71
Apples (1 lb) 0.33 € 0.20-0.45
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 € 0.42-0.64
Oranges (1 lb) 0.61 € 0.47-0.84
Tomato (1 lb) 0.60 € 0.42-0.84
Potato (1 lb) 0.17 € 0.10-0.30
Onion (1 lb) 0.18 € 0.08-0.34
Lettuce (1 head) 0.58 € 0.30-0.82
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.45 € 0.37-0.56
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 3.99 € 2.97-5.57
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.63 € 0.45-0.93
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.31 € 0.85-2.23
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1.52 € 1.30-1.71
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.26 € 0.22-0.26
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 5.57 € 5.57-5.94
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.86 € 1.30-2.23
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.42 € 0.30-0.60
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2.97 € 2.23-3.34
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.26 € 3.94-4.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,498.21 € 18,567.22-24,137.39
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,129.38 € 16,325.95-25,266.27
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 85.79 € 55.70-128.49
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.03 € 0.01-0.05
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4.40 € 3.71-5.57
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 17.02 € 11.14-29.71
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.76 € 3.71-13.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.71 € 3.63-4.83
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 188.15 € 111.40-241.37
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,856.70 € 1,336.84-5,347.36
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.64 € 33.42-111.40
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.28 € 22.28-55.70
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 84.20 € 55.70-111.40
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.91 € 74.27-129.97
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 362.62 € 259.94-445.61
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 247.39 € 185.67-334.21
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 584.81 € 445.61-816.96
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 410.87 € 334.21-557.02
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 109.22 € 101.11-137.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 56.19 € 44.85-69.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 337.31 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 18.96 0.56-0.82

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Last update: January 2020
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34 Comments so far

#Iviv on Nov 12, 2019 :
New aparts in Lviv costs -
#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.
#Anonymous on Jan 31, 2019 :
Numbeo assumes expat living and you can see the methodology how they calculate four-person family monthly costs in their Estimator. Look in the menu under "Cost of Living" -> Estimator.

Purely methodological
#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


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 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?

#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; 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.
#Ksenia on Mar 13, 2018 :
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 :
--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.