Cost of living in Ukraine

Summary of cost of living in Ukraine

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 49,535₴
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 23,736₴
  • Ukraine is the cheapest country in Eastern Europe (12 out of 12)
  • Ukraine is the 4th cheapest country in the World (73 out of 76)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 148₴
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 121₴
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 53₴
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 27₴
12 eggs, large 28₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 39₴
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 94₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 23₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 14₴
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 21₴
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 154₴
2 liters of coca-cola 26₴
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 11₴
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 18,878₴
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 11,260₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,002₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 11,350₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 7,971₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,366₴
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 133₴
40” flat screen tv 9,689₴
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,563₴
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 231₴
Hourly rate for cleaning help 183₴
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,434₴
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,106₴
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,779₴
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,841₴
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 565,295₴
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 26₴
Monthly ticket public transport 349₴
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 82₴
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 161₴
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 259₴
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 52₴
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 50₴
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 71₴
4 rolls of toilet paper 29₴
Tube of toothpaste 41₴
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 187₴
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 406₴
2 tickets to the movies 187₴
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 596₴
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 949₴
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 136₴
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 37₴
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 39₴
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 14,505₴
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.22₴
1 month of gym membership in business district 767₴
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 51₴

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 Kyiv 68
2nd Kharkiv 55
3rd Kremenchuk 51
4th Dnipro 50
5th Ivano-Frankivs'k 42

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

  • 1 ticket to the movies in Ivano-Frankivs'k costs 120₴ (6 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Ivano-Frankivs'k costs 55₴ (6 days ago)
  • 2 rolls of toilet paper in Ivano-Frankivs'k costs 20₴ (6 days ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Ivano-Frankivs'k costs 300₴ (6 days ago)
  • 12 tablets box of cold medicine (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) in Ivano-Frankivs'k costs 108₴ (6 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Ivano-Frankivs'k costs 6.00₴ (6 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Ivano-Frankivs'k costs 29₴ (6 days ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Ivano-Frankivs'k costs 3,400₴ (6 days ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Ivano-Frankivs'k costs 2,500₴ (6 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Ivano-Frankivs'k costs 40₴ (6 days ago)