Cost of living in Ukraine

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 106₴
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 83₴
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 46₴
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 22₴
12 eggs, large 32₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 35₴
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 84₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 21₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 9₴
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16₴
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 125₴
2 liters of Coca-Cola 21₴
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 10₴
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 16,149₴
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 9,599₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,946₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 9,926₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,286₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,190₴
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 163₴
40” flat screen TV 13,757₴
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,908₴
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 223₴
Hourly rate for cleaning help 176₴
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,163₴
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,433₴
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,423₴
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,055₴
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 659,965₴
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 28₴
Monthly ticket public transport 337₴
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 97₴
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 186₴
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 389₴
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 67₴
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 54₴
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 66₴
4 rolls of toilet paper 26₴
Tube of toothpaste 43₴
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 124₴
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 360₴
2 tickets to the movies 174₴
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 804₴
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 689₴
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 110₴
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 36₴
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 40₴
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 14,178₴
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.83₴
1 month of gym membership in business district 619₴
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 33₴

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 70
2nd Odessa 65
3rd Lviv 60
4th Kharkiv 58
5th Dnipro 49

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

  • 2 tickets to the movies in Kiev costs 140₴ (3 days ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Kiev costs 31₴ (3 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Kiev costs 25₴ (3 days ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Kiev costs 50₴ (3 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Kiev costs 80₴ (3 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Kiev costs 100₴ (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kiev costs 30,000₴ (3 days ago)
  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Kiev costs 1.00₴ (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of local cheese in Dnipro costs 150₴ (4 days ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Dnipro costs 32₴ (4 days ago)