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Expat Guide to Living in Ukraine

Whether you're already living in Ukraine or preparing to move to Ukraine, our Expat Guide to Living in Ukraine offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Ukraine. For answers to specific questions, visit our Ukraine Forum to talk with expats in Ukraine.

10 Tips for Living in Ukraine

Many expats move to Ukraine for its low cost of living. Expats living in Ukraine appreciate that most Ukrainians are salt-of-the-earth, hardworking people. Corruption and bribery are a way of life and expats share their experiences paying bribes.

Scenes from Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine

Grant Short was in Kiev, Ukraine recently and captured these unbelievable photos of Independence Square.

Culture Shock in Mogilev-Podilskyi, Ukraine

An American living in Mogilev-Podilskyi, Ukraine appreciates the friendly Ukranians and how they hang out with one another. One of the biggest shocks he has experienced is how the US government treats him as an expat.

Culture Shock in Mogliv-Podilskyi, Ukraine

One man tells about expat life in Mogliv-Podilskyi, Ukraine.

Living in Kiev, Ukraine

One expat describes his expat life in Kiev, Ukraine. From endless corruption to terrible winters, this expat is not enjoying life in Kiev.

Living in Mogliv-Podilskyi, Ukraine

One expat in the Ukraine talks about expat life -- it's low cost of living, few expats and lots of young people attending university.

Retirement in Kharkov, Ukraine

Here's a detailed look at what it means for someone from the U.K. to retire in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov. Driving, citizenship, shopping, shipping... it's all covered and much, much more.

More Culture Shock Reports for Ukraine

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Ukraine handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Ukraine:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Ukraine Reports

What are people's priorities in Ukraine - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Ukraine:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Ukraine? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Ukraine? Help others moving to Ukraine by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Ukraine with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Ukraine, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality of Living in Ukraine Reports

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Ukraine. If you are already living in Ukraine, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Ukraine:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Retiring in Ukraine Reports

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Ukraine, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Ukraine:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Ukraine? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Ukraine by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Ukraine? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Ukraine? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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