Cost of living in Kiev, Ukraine

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 86₴
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 59₴
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 37₴
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 16₴
12 eggs, large 28₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 44₴
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 72₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 22₴
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 10₴
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 13₴
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 142₴
2 liters of Coca-Cola 19₴
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 7₴
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 15,466₴
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 8,335₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,323₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 10,435₴
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,258₴
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 879₴
Internet 8MB (1 month) 108₴
40” flat screen TV 11,470₴
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,181₴
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 152₴
Hourly rate for cleaning help 97₴
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,585₴
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,149₴
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,159₴
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,867₴
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 641,003₴
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 21₴
Monthly ticket public transport 296₴
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 118₴
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 121₴
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 164₴
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 293₴
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 67₴
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 54₴
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 53₴
4 rolls of toilet paper 26₴
Tube of toothpaste 45₴
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 124₴
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 294₴
2 tickets to the movies 153₴
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,074₴
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 831₴
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 127₴
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 29₴
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 39₴
iPod nano 16GB 5,201₴
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.05₴
1 month of gym membership in business district 604₴
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 24₴
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Latest price update: May 29, 2016.

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