Cost of living in Ukraine

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 105₴
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 79₴
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 44₴
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 22₴
12 eggs, large 31₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 40₴
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 83₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 22₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 8₴
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16₴
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 128₴
2 liters of Coca-Cola 21₴
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 12₴
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 16,882₴
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 10,989₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,124₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 9,994₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,440₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,313₴
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 171₴
40” flat screen TV 13,445₴
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,381₴
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 198₴
Hourly rate for cleaning help 160₴
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,200₴
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,462₴
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,472₴
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,176₴
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 682,027₴
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 28₴
Monthly ticket public transport 336₴
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 103₴
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 224₴
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 378₴
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 68₴
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 58₴
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 65₴
4 rolls of toilet paper 27₴
Tube of toothpaste 42₴
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 172₴
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 387₴
2 tickets to the movies 167₴
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 876₴
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 782₴
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 112₴
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 39₴
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 40₴
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 14,334₴
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 34₴
1 month of gym membership in business district 682₴
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 32₴

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 Kharkiv 92
2nd Odessa 66
3rd Kiev 66
4th Lviv 54
5th Dnipro 45

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.

Are you moving to Ukraine? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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Recent Prices Added

  • 60 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Kharkiv costs 5.00₴ (about 9 hours ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Lviv costs 32₴ (1 day ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Lviv costs 800₴ (1 day ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Lviv costs 50₴ (1 day ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Lviv costs 50₴ (1 day ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Lviv costs 200₴ (1 day ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Lviv costs 1,000₴ (1 day ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Lviv costs 300₴ (1 day ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Lviv costs 700₴ (1 day ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Lviv costs 100₴ (1 day ago)