Cost of living in Ukraine

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 100₴
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 73₴
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 42₴
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 20₴
12 eggs, large 29₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 37₴
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 80₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 18₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 8₴
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15₴
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 133₴
2 liters of Coca-Cola 21₴
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 8₴
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 16,271₴
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 13,426₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,069₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 10,860₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,594₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,348₴
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 122₴
40” flat screen TV 12,146₴
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,794₴
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 255₴
Hourly rate for cleaning help 90₴
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,821₴
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,306₴
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,573₴
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,558₴
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 699,240₴
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 26₴
Monthly ticket public transport 305₴
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 105₴
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 219₴
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 279₴
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 69₴
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 57₴
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 59₴
4 rolls of toilet paper 26₴
Tube of toothpaste 45₴
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 134₴
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 338₴
2 tickets to the movies 174₴
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 664₴
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 759₴
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 111₴
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 35₴
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 39₴
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 14,096₴
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.22₴
1 month of gym membership in business district 667₴
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 29₴

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.

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 Kiev 66
2nd Odessa 53
3rd Kharkiv 50
4th Dnipro 49
5th Lviv 46

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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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Kharkiv costs 8₴ (1 day ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Kharkiv costs 13,677₴ (1 day ago)
  • Public transport in Kiev costs 150₴ (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Lviv costs 40₴ (1 day ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Lviv costs 10₴ (1 day ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Lviv costs 20₴ (1 day ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Lviv costs 200₴ (1 day ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Lviv costs 20₴ (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Lviv costs 8₴ (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Lviv costs 20₴ (1 day ago)