Pros and Cons of Living in Ukraine
Last updated on Nov 27, 2021
Summary: Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats and digital nomads have to say about the pros and cons of living in Ukraine.
What are the pros and cons of living in Ukraine?
Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Ukraine responded:
"I would move to Ukraine all over again. It has been and continue to be a wonderful experience," explained one expat living in Nikolaev.
"I like the neighborhood I live in for there is everything you need or possiblly think of. And in summer time you can go to a lake, one by walking, the other using a trolley or bus with a few stops and then some walking. It's all great. Public transportation is great too," said another expat in living in Kiev, Ukraine.
What do expats in Ukraine appreciate most about the local culture?
"They are all very supportive of each other, and you if you will participate. And now that I am running low on cash, sans SSDI, they are trying to help some. And they all know not to trust the government, and that the police are actually crooks. In America, most people still actually think the cops are the ' Bgood guys'," explained one expat living in Mogliv-Podilskyi.
What do expats find most challenging?
"A LOT of deception and scams, trying to separate me from the money I no longer have," remarked another expat in Mogilev-Podilskyi.
"Courting a woman to marry, and not just for her to get 'stuff' from you. Be vewy vewy cawful," explained one expat living in Mogliv-Podilskyi.
About the Author
Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.
Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.
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