Cost of living in Ukraine

Summary of cost of living in Ukraine

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $1,978 (53,963₴)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $963 (26,270₴)
  • Ukraine is the cheapest country in Eastern Europe (17 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Ukraine is cheaper than in 90% of countries in the World (81 out of 90)
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Food
UAH USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 127₴ ($4.64)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 106₴ ($3.87)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 55₴ ($2.00)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 27₴ ($0.98)
12 eggs, large 29₴ ($1.06)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 40₴ ($1.45)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 96₴ ($3.51)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 19₴ ($0.70)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 16₴ ($0.57)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 21₴ ($0.77)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 173₴ ($6)
2 liters of coca-cola 25₴ ($0.90)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 10₴ ($0.38)
Housing
UAH USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 21,515₴ ($789)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 12,617₴ ($463)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,071₴ ($76)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 11,158₴ ($409)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 8,004₴ ($293)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,351₴ ($50)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 130₴ ($4.76)
40” flat screen tv 10,145₴ ($372)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,099₴ ($114)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 323₴ ($12)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 164₴ ($6)
Clothes
UAH USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,094₴ ($77)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,214₴ ($45)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,510₴ ($92)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,875₴ ($105)
Transportation
UAH USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 618,080₴ ($22,657)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 29₴ ($1.06)
Monthly ticket public transport 414₴ ($15)
Personal Care
UAH USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 192₴ ($7)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 202₴ ($7)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 339₴ ($12)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 68₴ ($2.50)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 51₴ ($1.86)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 60₴ ($2.20)
4 rolls of toilet paper 33₴ ($1.22)
Tube of toothpaste 40₴ ($1.47)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 209₴ ($8)
Entertainment
UAH USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 464₴ ($17)
2 tickets to the movies 210₴ ($8)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,438₴ ($53)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 990₴ ($36)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 148₴ ($5.42)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 40₴ ($1.48)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 45₴ ($1.63)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 13,062₴ ($479)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.28₴ ($0.05)
1 month of gym membership in business district 721₴ ($26)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 44₴ ($1.60)

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 78
2nd Kharkiv 68
3rd Kremenchuk 59
4th 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

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Kiev costs 22,000₴ (5 days ago)