Cost of living in Ukraine

Summary of cost of living in Ukraine

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 68,385₴
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 31,348₴
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 213₴
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 156₴
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 74₴
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 37₴
12 eggs, large 62₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 74₴
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 152₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 22₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 14₴
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 29₴
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 274₴
2 liters of coca-cola 36₴
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 16₴
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 21,785₴
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 16,055₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,150₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 18,032₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 10,673₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,944₴
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 238₴
40” flat screen tv 13,221₴
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,302₴
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 267₴
Hourly rate for cleaning help 283₴
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,502₴
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,059₴
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,748₴
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,821₴
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 844,745₴
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 47₴
Monthly ticket public transport 399₴
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 152₴
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 444₴
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 448₴
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 89₴
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 85₴
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 90₴
4 rolls of toilet paper 42₴
Tube of toothpaste 67₴
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 132₴
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 480₴
2 tickets to the movies 282₴
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,341₴
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,105₴
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 165₴
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 60₴
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 46₴
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 16,331₴
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3.66₴
1 month of gym membership in business district 713₴
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 69₴

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 Kharkiv 41
2nd Donetsk 30
3rd Ivano-Frankivs'k 30
4th Zaporizhzhya 26

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.

Prices recently added

  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Kyiv costs 250₴ (5 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Kyiv costs 1,300₴ (5 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Kyiv costs 300₴ (5 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for one in Kyiv costs 500₴ (5 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Kyiv costs 70₴ (5 days ago)
  • 4 rolls of toilet paper in Kyiv costs 50₴ (5 days ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Kyiv costs 80₴ (5 days ago)
  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Kyiv costs 88₴ (5 days ago)
  • Utilities (studio), monthly for 1 person in 45 m2 in Kyiv costs 2,500₴ (5 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Kyiv costs 17,000₴ (5 days ago)

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