Cost of Living in Odessa

Summary about cost of living in Odessa (Odesa), Ukraine:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 ₴ 120.00-400.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 ₴ 500.00-1,200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 120.00 ₴ 110.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 28.41 ₴ 17.00-60.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.00 ₴ 31.00-85.00
Cappuccino (regular) 36.49 ₴ 25.00-55.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 16.88 ₴ 11.00-30.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 13.26 ₴ 10.00-25.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 101.86 ₴ 79.49-128.70
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 15.51 ₴ 9.07-22.68
Rice (white), (1 lb) 13.99 ₴ 11.34-22.68
Eggs (regular) (12) 37.87 ₴ 24.00-48.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 100.08 ₴ 56.70-136.08
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 49.44 ₴ 30.41-58.97
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 67.27 ₴ 54.43-81.65
Apples (1 lb) 11.53 ₴ 6.08-15.88
Banana (1 lb) 13.40 ₴ 9.53-18.14
Oranges (1 lb) 16.30 ₴ 11.34-22.68
Tomato (1 lb) 16.95 ₴ 9.07-20.41
Potato (1 lb) 5.96 ₴ 3.63-9.07
Onion (1 lb) 4.15 ₴ 2.43-6.80
Lettuce (1 head) 15.40 ₴ 8.00-30.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.00 ₴ 10.00-18.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 90.00 ₴ 80.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 21.36 ₴ 15.00-30.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 33.55 ₴ 30.00-50.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 58.00 ₴ 52.00-64.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 ₴ 6.71-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 260.00 ₴ 180.00-350.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 55.00 ₴ 45.00-70.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 ₴ 8.05-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ₴ 60.00-150.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 108.26 ₴ 94.64-121.13
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 604,500.00 ₴ 590,055.58-642,896.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 587,223.08 ₴ 552,150.00-670,517.70
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,838.40 ₴ 2,266.67-3,863.64
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.14 ₴ 0.50-1.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 181.46 ₴ 150.00-220.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 594.27 ₴ 321.85-900.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 263.64 ₴ 200.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 150.00 ₴ 100.00-200.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 8,041.04 ₴ 6,000.00-10,728.28
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 114,000.00 ₴ 96,000.00-120,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,841.69 ₴ 800.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,380.70 ₴ 800.00-2,200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,488.74 ₴ 1,800.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,793.06 ₴ 2,000.00-5,000.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 9,612.83 ₴ 8,000.00-13,410.35
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,756.55 ₴ 5,364.14-9,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 17,219.27 ₴ 12,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,331.27 ₴ 9,000.00-15,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 3,194.34 ₴ 2,740.88-3,901.90
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,042.78 ₴ 1,744.19-2,491.70
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 11,393.48 ₴
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 19.60 13.50-26.00

Prices in Odessa (Odesa)

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Last update: July 2021
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13 Comments so far
Anonymous on Feb 17, 2021:
Once visitors leave the glittering square and go just a few blocks from it things go downhill rapidly safely wise.But even the more upscale areas of Odessa can and are extremely dangerous at times. Every city has dangerous parts but Odessa is over the top.Fortunately we travel in a group of four and always have. We noticed there are spotters via phone letting others know what we're wearing and what areas we are in. We are normally spread out but stay within eyeshot of each other.Keeping alcohol to a minimum and constantly being aware of our surroundings is the key to our safety.One rule of thumb at any bar or club is to sit at the bar ordering a drink and never sit at a table with a server bringing drinks.There's a high risk of getting drugged drinks.Other setups are someone in front of you dropping a personal item then the person behind them picking it up and giving it back to them. A split second off guard can result in items stolen from you. Never keep valuables in any room at a hotel in a safe or locked in any hotel reception area for this reason. The staff can open anything. This happens in any big cities quite often.Just remember there are spotters at every airport in any big city so it's a never ending cycle.The spotters make money preying upon unsuspecting visitors then split the money. If anyone walks up to you on the street and starts talking to you asking questions then big red flags. They want to gain your trust even with smalltalk which normally results in getting robbed during your stay or worse things possibly.
Anonymous on Jan 12, 2021:
The Odessa police are corrupt criminals the traumatic weapon mentioned by the person Jun 2 2020 was most likely a weapon police use since they're the only ones who can get those weapons.

Anonymous on Dec 09, 2020:
Maybe the gunmen needed money everyone needs money sometimes.
Anonymous on Jun 02, 2020:
02/06/2020 In Odessa, at least two dozen gunmen fired at the "7-kilometer" wholesale market. Earlier, in the morning, unknown people in masks entered the store in the market and fired from a allegedly traumatic weapon at the workers. According to police, two men were injured.
02/06/2020 Armed robbery in downtown. Three unknown men attacked a car driver near a bank on the corner of Uspenskaya and Rishelievskaya. They broke the glass, took the money bag and fled on their Audi. Now they are being sought,a plan for interception has been announced in the city.
Henry on Jun 02, 2020:
Sadly, in addition to its unique southern сharm, the сity has roughest crime reputation.
Anonymous on May 31, 2020:
30.05.2020 Odessans became eyewitnesses of how two unknowns attacked a passerby on the street. A man was stabbed to death.
The details of the incident and the identity of the deceased are established.
The incident occurred on Panteleymonovskaya Street (city centre).
Anonymous on May 31, 2020:
Odessa could be considered one of the most dangerous cities in Eastern Europe . It is official criminal capital of Ukraine.Ironically, inhabitants very proud of their city's criminal reputation in the beginning of 20th century. Criminal Odessa Tour very popular- You can see police and national guards patrolling high tourist areas, but it doesn't stop offenders. When you using your cell phone on the street you are potential target for dangerous knife robbery. They will sell your phone immediately in pawn shop. I think nearly any area of this city can be particularly risky if you don't use your head.
Ivi on Nov 12, 2019:
Realty price in Odessa -
Kirill Fomin on Oct 30, 2019:
I live in Odessa and I know all prices. I found Ukrainian catalog of residential complexes in Odessa - There are prices. For example, price per square meter to buy apartment in city centre is more expensive than indicated here.
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.
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.