Cost of living in Ukraine

Summary of cost of living in Ukraine

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 58,155₴
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 27,577₴
  • Ukraine is the cheapest country in Eastern Europe (8 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Ukraine is cheaper than in 88% of countries in the World (60 out of 68)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 211₴
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 130₴
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 60₴
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 31₴
12 eggs, large 43₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 44₴
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 117₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 26₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 14₴
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 24₴
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 177₴
2 liters of coca-cola 28₴
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 13₴
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 18,896₴
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 15,240₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,175₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 17,526₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 10,002₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,502₴
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 166₴
40” flat screen tv 8,925₴
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,831₴
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 314₴
Hourly rate for cleaning help 244₴
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,328₴
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,432₴
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,153₴
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,347₴
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 707,899₴
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 30₴
Monthly ticket public transport 350₴
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 157₴
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 173₴
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 391₴
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 67₴
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 53₴
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 95₴
4 rolls of toilet paper 34₴
Tube of toothpaste 51₴
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 104₴
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 456₴
2 tickets to the movies 209₴
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,452₴
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 752₴
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 109₴
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 41₴
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 54₴
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 16,905₴
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.14₴
1 month of gym membership in business district 747₴
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 61₴

Map of Cost of Living in Ukraine

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This map shows only the top cities in Ukraine. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Ukraine

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Kyiv 72
2nd Kharkiv 59
3rd Dnipro 51
4th Ivano-Frankivs'k 43
5th Donetsk 38
6th Kremenchuk 0

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Prices recently added

  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Kyiv costs 1,200₴ (1 day ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Kyiv costs 1,000₴ (1 day ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Kyiv costs 220₴ (1 day ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Kyiv costs 1,000₴ (1 day ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Kyiv costs 60₴ (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Kyiv costs 70₴ (1 day ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Kyiv costs 300₴ (3 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Kyiv costs 60₴ (3 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Kyiv costs 25₴ (3 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Kyiv costs 60₴ (3 days ago)

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