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Cost of Living in Ukraine

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is the cost of living in Ukraine? Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Ukraine talk about the general living costs, the cost of housing and health insurance.

Is the cost of living in Ukraine high?

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

"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 expat in Odessa.

"Very difficult to say, depends on: * If you have any dependents, ie children to support. * If you rent a fully furnished apartment from an agency it's expensive, better to buy or find a private landlord. * You have to buy extra clothing for the winter, it's inescapable unless you want to freeze your knees off," explained one expat living in Kharkov.

"I am not certain, but I think that a couple can find an apartment for 300, to 400 month US Live near subway and forget old idea about driving everywhere, get some much needed exercise on foot))) Taxi service is cheap 10. us$ for a 45 minute ride maximum. 15 hour train ride for $10.00 US with sleeping birth )))," said another expat in Kharkov.

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Will I save money living in Ukraine?

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

"I have been very happy with my cost of living here and lifestyle. It is much better than I expected," explained one expat living in Kharkov.

About the Author

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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Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
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Ukraine GuideUkraine Guide
Learn what members have to say about living in Ukraine.

Ukraine Forum Ukraine Forum
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Ukraine on our Ukraine forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

Ukraine Index Ukraine Index
An index of all of our site's Ukraine information.

Contribute to Ukraine Network Contribute
Help others in Ukraine by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Ukraine.

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