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Cost of Living in Ukraine

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jan 03, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Ukraine is generally quite affordable. A nice one bedroom apartment in Ukraine can cost anywhere from $200 to $500 per month, while a nice two bedroom apartment can cost from $400 to $800 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Ukraine is usually around $10 to $15 per person.

Is the cost of living in Ukraine high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Ukraine, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Ukraine is generally lower than that of most other European countries. While the cost of some goods and services can be higher than in other countries, overall it is still quite affordable," said one expat in Ukraine.

"Very broad question a lot of people call "comfortable" a lot of different things. Comfortable for me is doing what I want when I want and so that translates to about 10k per month," remarked another in Odessa.

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Will I save money living in Ukraine?

"Yes, it is possible to save money living in Ukraine as the cost of living is generally cheaper than in many other countries. Housing and food expenses tend to be very reasonable compared to other international locations, and public transportation is often affordable as well. With careful budgeting and money management, it is possible to save money living in Ukraine," said one expat in Ukraine.

"Well prices have risen here of course, but the exchange rate is still consistently good against the British pound," remarked another in Kharkov.

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What is the average cost of housing in Ukraine?

If you are thinking about moving to Ukraine, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"The average cost of housing in Ukraine can vary depending on region, type of accommodation, and other factors. Generally speaking, the cost of renting an apartment in a city center can range from $150 to $1,000 per month, while in the countryside, the cost of housing is significantly lower," said one expat in Ukraine.

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Betsy Burlingame 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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