Your daily budget

Up to 500 UAH

1. Public transport and other lowcost expenses
2. Cafeteria-style meal: from 30 UAH
3. Apartment 350 UAH per day

Up to 1000 UAH

1. Public transport and other lowcost expenses
2. Double room with breakfast in a 3* hotel: 400-800 UAH
3. Lunch and dinner in a restaurant
4. English guides and tours where available

More than 1500 UAH

1. Public transport or taxi (2-3 UAH per kilometre)
2. Double room in a comfortable 4* hotel: from 800 UAH
3. English speaking guide and driver per day: 500-600 UAH
4. Lunch and dinner at a restaurant

The most important things you have to pay for staying in Ukraine and your approximate expenses per day


Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.68 $
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 32.30 $
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 4.16 $
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.06 $
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.01 $
Cappuccino (regular) 1.91 $
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.75 $
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.56 $
Milk (regular), 1 liter 1.04 $
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.49 $
Eggs (12) 1.39 $
Fresh Cheese (1kg) 8.46 $
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 4.49 $
Apples (1kg) 1.15 $
Oranges (1kg) 1.75 $
Potato (1kg) 0.42 $
Lettuce (1 head) 0.73 $
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.77 $
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.84 $
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.73 $
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.60 $
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1.51 $
One-way Ticket (local transport) 0.27 $
Monthly Pass 12.41 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.05 $
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.39 $
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4.89 $
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.28 $
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,820.06 $
Basic (Electricity, Gas, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 56.87 $
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 11.21 $
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.12 $
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.00 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.07 $
1 Pair of Levis 501 (Or Equivalent) 85.80 $
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 67.61 $
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 104.52 $
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 101.54 $
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 392.80 $
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 260.85 $
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 722.23 $
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 445.61 $
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,469.10 $
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,017.30 $
Median Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 395.87 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentanges (%), Yearly 16.53

Prices in Ukraine tend to change often. The prices for food and clothes approximately are the same in every region of Ukraine. The price for apartments has a big gap in Kyiv and in a small town in the west(for example).



National Ukrainian currency is Hryvnia (UAH). It was established in 1996 after the bank reform.


Citizens of many countries may come to Ukraine for 90 days without a visa. All they need is a passport.

Personal Security

You should follow general rules while traveling across Ukraine: decent behavior in transport means, availability of an international driver’s license, traffic rules and right driving.

Telephone calls

The best way to maintain the connection with your country when you travel in Ukraine is to buy a SIM-card of any Ukrainian mobile operator and to join the best tariff plan offered.

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