Cost of living in Ukraine

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 108₴
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 88₴
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 47₴
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 24₴
12 eggs, large 33₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 37₴
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 90₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 21₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 9₴
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 17₴
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 128₴
2 liters of Coca-Cola 22₴
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 11₴
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 15,320₴
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 9,125₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,945₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 9,740₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,411₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,349₴
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 154₴
40” flat screen TV 14,471₴
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,877₴
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 160₴
Hourly rate for cleaning help 174₴
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,062₴
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,509₴
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,471₴
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,997₴
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 638,130₴
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 30₴
Monthly ticket public transport 376₴
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 104₴
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 164₴
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 418₴
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 72₴
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 55₴
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 64₴
4 rolls of toilet paper 26₴
Tube of toothpaste 42₴
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 106₴
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 327₴
2 tickets to the movies 180₴
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 985₴
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 703₴
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 112₴
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 35₴
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 38₴
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 15,019₴
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.70₴
1 month of gym membership in business district 611₴
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 35₴

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 Odessa 68
2nd Kiev 67
3rd Kharkiv 59
4th Lviv 59
5th Dnipro 52

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?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Ukraine of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Donetsk costs 120₴ (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Donetsk costs 30₴ (1 day ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Donetsk costs 24₴ (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kiev costs 12,000₴ (2 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Kharkiv costs 800₴ (2 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Kharkiv costs 10₴ (2 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Kharkiv costs 19₴ (2 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Kharkiv costs 15₴ (2 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Kharkiv costs 100₴ (2 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Kharkiv costs 20₴ (2 days ago)