Cost of Living in Odessa

Summary about cost of living in Odessa:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 ₴ 100.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 559.64 ₴ 400.00-700.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 95.00 ₴ 80.00-121.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 25.00 ₴ 15.00-40.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 32.00 ₴ 26.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 30.73 ₴ 20.00-45.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 15.77 ₴ 10.00-25.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.10 ₴ 7.00-20.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 97.31 ₴ 75.71-113.56
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 10.92 ₴ 7.26-15.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.75 ₴ 9.98-18.14
Eggs (regular) (12) 31.78 ₴ 26.40-36.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 79.54 ₴ 63.50-99.79
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 47.66 ₴ 40.82-54.43
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 66.90 ₴ 63.50-81.65
Apples (1 lb) 7.62 ₴ 4.54-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 12.89 ₴ 11.34-14.51
Oranges (1 lb) 16.28 ₴ 13.61-20.41
Tomato (1 lb) 16.00 ₴ 9.07-31.75
Potato (1 lb) 5.17 ₴ 3.63-8.16
Onion (1 lb) 5.85 ₴ 2.72-9.98
Lettuce (1 head) 21.83 ₴ 12.00-30.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.11 ₴ 10.00-18.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 ₴ 60.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 18.20 ₴ 15.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 37.58 ₴ 25.00-65.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 ₴ 34.00-45.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 ₴ 5.00-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 180.00 ₴ 150.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ₴ 40.00-60.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 10.46 ₴ 8.05-16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ₴ 84.00-120.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 110.83 ₴ 105.99-121.13
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 573,467.00 ₴ 500,000.00-620,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 565,635.38 ₴ 504,000.00-670,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,577.17 ₴ 1,586.67-3,777.78
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.97 ₴ 0.50-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 149.67 ₴ 100.00-200.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 554.53 ₴ 350.00-1,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 256.63 ₴ 120.00-400.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 120.00 ₴ 100.00-150.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,605.56 ₴ 2,000.00-8,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 56,000.00 ₴ 50,000.00-96,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,011.12 ₴ 1,000.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,326.14 ₴ 700.00-2,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,644.00 ₴ 2,227.60-3,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,024.14 ₴ 2,400.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 9,118.11 ₴ 7,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,016.85 ₴ 4,000.00-8,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,910.33 ₴ 11,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,419.55 ₴ 8,000.00-15,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,804.99 ₴ 2,415.46-3,449.15
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,676.64 ₴ 1,226.31-2,081.01
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,996.91 ₴
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 18.76 15.00-23.00

Prices in Odessa

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Last update: October 2019
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15 Comments so far

#Edward on Jun 12, 2019 :
Have visited Ukraine several times and the people are fantastic! Thinking of living In Odessa for a year or two so I have a place to live while I travel through Europe and Eastern Europe.
#Lukasz on Dec 01, 2018 :
Some fresh info from november/december 2019, prices:
milk in supermarket: 30 UAH for 1 litre
good vodka: around 100 uah for 0.5 l
georgian vodka cha cha: around 250-300 uah for 0.5-0.7 l
decent/good ukrainian wine (cabernet, merlot 2015): around 70 UAH for 0.7l
prices in Privoz Market:
good quality ukrainian cheese: 230 UAH/ kg
good/ decent quality Ukrainian sausage: from 300 uah/ kg
apples: around 10 uah/ kg
mandarines: 20-30 uah/kg

coffee in vending machine: around 10 uah for 100 ml
kebab/ sharma: around 60-70 uah with chicken
falafel: around 40-50 uah
chocolate: around 25-30 uah for good /decent roshen 100 g
healthy dinner in cheap bar (like Puzata chata or similar): soup 30 uah, pancakes around 30-40 uah, chicken and rice around 50 uah, salad 20-30 uah
pizza: starting from 100-120 uah for 30 cm
gasoline 95 premium: 30 uah liter
autogas: 16 uah liter

I pay for apartment 6000 UAH all included and I'm very happy with it (western standard, good quality), located in Arkadia district.

Overall it's really nice city. Especially as for Ukraine, I think the best one here.
#mad on Oct 12, 2018 :
Good info, but here is more detailed data about estimated budget for 1 person for traveling and living in Odessa -
#Barry Osborn on Apr 08, 2018 :
I spent 5 weeks in Odess and 1 week in Kiev in September and October last year (2017). I loved Odessa. I rented an apartment very close, 100 meters, from Deribasovskyva street and I believe I paid 8000 hryvnia or approximately $400 CAD for five weeks. It had everything I needed. The week I spent in Kiev cost me almost as much! I disagree totally about the women of Odessa. I met a beautiful girl the first day I was there and she was my constant companion for the remainder of my stay except for Kiev. It was very difficult to find anyone who spoke English in Kiev. In Odessa, perhaps because the city is alive with tourists from the west, I had very little trouble finding someone who spoke English. I found the food excellent and my lady friend and I ate out every day except for the occasional breakfast or lunch. As for her asking or wanting money, forget it. She never asked me for a dime. Clothing is similar in price to Canada but virtually everything else is much cheaper. When my ladyfriend was working, I would sit at one of the dozens of outdoor cafe's on Deribasovskya street and just watch all the beautiful women go by. I am returning to Odessa this summer and fall and hope to stay for eight weeks this time around and if I am lucky re-connect with that wonderful lady.
#Anonymous on Feb 24, 2018 :
This is a horrible city to live in, Women here are the scammer capital of the world.
Beware they just want take your money!
Lived there in a High End Business class apartment for a year $400 = Utilities
Food is horrible tried over 45 restaurants.
Markets are cheap
Save yourself some money are go to Kiev, better food and more fun.
This place is good in Summer for a week and thats it!
Women are not so good looking and post fake profiles.
#Anonymous on Feb 24, 2017 :
Rent prices average in Odessa about $250 each month, but the median rents in more affordable areas of the town are about half that. keep in mind galloping high cost of utilities,particular heating, during the winter season.
In city center (downtown)or high desirable areas of town such as French Boulevard, if you're shelling out $700-$1000 a month in rent, you're getting a luxury downtown or a seaside, two-bedroom apartment.On the other hand,Pre-War and Soviet Style very modest two-bedroom apartments in city center can be found as low as $ 150-$250.There are numerous disadvantages for this kind of rental property -noise,loud neighbors,bad sanitation and total lаck of maintenance.
A high-end, one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment with nearly 600 square feet of living space in the heart of Odessa, will run about $ 550-$650 per month, while the same kind of space outside of city center- in residential areas like Tairovo, will cost you around $150-$250.
#Anonymous on Feb 20, 2017 :
Very high cost of utilities bills, compared to property prices and salaries in Ukraine( prices for utilities will go up soon, by the way) and still relatively cheap rent
#Anonymous on Feb 20, 2017 :
plus you should add to your utilities bill cost of Condo fee (CДПТ), your minimum is around $15.00
#Anonymous on Feb 20, 2017 :
Median Utility Bill for 85m2 apartment in Odessa drastically increased from the numbers you see on NUMBEO February, 2017 data page .
Basic (electricity bill minimum - аround $6.00, Heating bill -$109.00, Water around $ 10.00 Garbage $1.50) Expect to pay for your utilities in February around $130.00 and good luck in Odessa
#Onisenko on Aug 26, 2016 :
Whoever says there are rents for 1200 - 1500 $ for a flat in Odesa; it is COMPLETELY wrong. A typical 2 bedroom apartment's mothly rent is around 300 USD. A typical one bedroom furnitured flat for short term rental is 200 - 250 USD including water, electricity, heating, garbage etc. But if you do not speak Ukrainien the price may be twice or higher. That is the truth.
#Anonymous on Jul 12, 2016 :
What is the health care like? I assume public health care system substandard? What about private hospitals/doc?
#Lysenko Iaroslav on Mar 23, 2016 :
Hello, Gabe.
Rent prices in Odessa high, especially at the summer season. But usually, in Ukraine's top cities, rent price about 200-600$ per month. So you can easely find good 3-bedroom apt for rent about 500-800$.
When you decide to bye apartments, you will find big gap from 20-25k per apmt up to 100k etc.
#Matt on Mar 03, 2016 :
Yes, those would be luxury prices. I currently live in the Center of Odessa and rent a 1 bedroom apartment. I pay about 5,500 uah which is about 205-210 USD, depending on the day. There are cheaper ones, the only problem is if you don't speak Russian, or know someone who does, it will be difficult to communicate with landlords or renting agents. But 500 USD is very high end and I would never pay 1200 USD for any apartment in Ukraine. Whoever told you that is trying to either get money or doesn't have a clue.
#Nick on Feb 22, 2016 :
Such prices actually there, but it is luxury apartments! Typically, such an apartment can be found for around 500-800 USD
#Gabe on Feb 14, 2016 :

I have one person telling me a 3 bedroom apartment is 1,200 to 1500 USD in Odessa. How accurate are these figures?

Thank you,