Cost of living in Ukraine

Summary of cost of living in Ukraine

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 53,182₴
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 25,848₴
  • Ukraine is the 3rd cheapest country in Eastern Europe (15 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Ukraine is cheaper than in 85% of countries in the World (82 out of 96)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 126₴
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 106₴
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 55₴
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 27₴
12 eggs, large 31₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 40₴
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 96₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 20₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 15₴
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 21₴
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 166₴
2 liters of coca-cola 24₴
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 10₴
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 21,283₴
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 12,112₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,071₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 12,431₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 8,753₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,242₴
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 133₴
40” flat screen tv 10,145₴
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,138₴
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 323₴
Hourly rate for cleaning help 158₴
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,042₴
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,173₴
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,558₴
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,011₴
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 618,080₴
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 29₴
Monthly ticket public transport 399₴
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 192₴
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 202₴
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 333₴
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 74₴
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 52₴
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 59₴
4 rolls of toilet paper 31₴
Tube of toothpaste 37₴
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 193₴
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 432₴
2 tickets to the movies 204₴
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,414₴
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 870₴
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 134₴
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 41₴
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 45₴
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 12,555₴
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.23₴
1 month of gym membership in business district 753₴
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 41₴

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 Kiev 79
2nd Odessa 71
3rd Kharkiv 69
4th Lviv 66
5th Kremenchuk 60
6th Dnipro 57

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

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Kiev costs 1,000₴ (2 days ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Dnipro costs 200₴ (7 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Chernihiv costs 25₴ (7 days ago)
  • 1 ticket to the theater (best available seats) in Dnipro costs 1,800₴ (8 days ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Dnipro costs 200₴ (8 days ago)
  • Daily rate for domestic cleaning help in Dnipro costs 56₴ (8 days ago)
  • 500 g of bread in Dnipro costs 4.00₴ (8 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Dnipro costs 180₴ (8 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Dnipro costs 25₴ (8 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Dnipro costs 20₴ (8 days ago)