Cost of living in Ukraine

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 99₴
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 70₴
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 40₴
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 19₴
12 eggs, large 28₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 34₴
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 77₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 17₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 7₴
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15₴
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 131₴
2 liters of Coca-Cola 21₴
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 8₴
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 16,330₴
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 13,105₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,021₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 10,191₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,472₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,339₴
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 126₴
40” flat screen TV 11,779₴
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,910₴
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 235₴
Hourly rate for cleaning help 99₴
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,744₴
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,199₴
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,525₴
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,466₴
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 711,795₴
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 25₴
Monthly ticket public transport 303₴
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 88₴
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 148₴
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 273₴
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 76₴
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 53₴
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 60₴
4 rolls of toilet paper 29₴
Tube of toothpaste 42₴
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 140₴
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 328₴
2 tickets to the movies 172₴
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 674₴
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 744₴
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 104₴
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 34₴
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 35₴
iPad Air 2, 64GB 13,319₴
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.35₴
1 month of gym membership in business district 608₴
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 28₴

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 64
2nd Odessa 54
3rd Kharkiv 51
4th Dnipro 49
5th Lviv 47

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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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 kg of rice in Kiev costs 22₴ (1 day ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Kiev costs 13,500₴ (1 day ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Lviv costs 13,176₴ (2 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Kiev costs 18₴ (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kiev costs 14,000₴ (3 days ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 3 liters in Kiev costs 7₴ (4 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Kiev costs 0.50₴ (4 days ago)
  • Utilities (studio), monthly for 1 person in 45 m2 in Kiev costs 40₴ (4 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Kiev costs 300₴ (4 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Kiev costs 500₴ (4 days ago)