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Moving to Kiev, Ukraine

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 09, 2023

Summary: Expatriates are drawn to Kiev, Ukraine for its vibrant culture, rich history, and affordable cost of living. Kiev is a bustling city with a wide variety of activities and attractions, from its many museums and galleries to its lively nightlife. Additionally, the city is home to a diverse population, making it a great place to meet people from all over the world. Before moving to Kiev, it is important to be aware of the language barrier. While English is widely spoken in the city, it is not the primary language. It is also important to be aware of the local customs and laws, as well as the cost of living. Additionally, it is important to research the job market and housing options before making the move. Finally, it is important to be aware of the political situation in Ukraine, as it can be volatile at times.

What do I need to know before moving to Kiev?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Kiev, they said:

"Kiev is the capital of Ukraine and is a vibrant and diverse city. It is important to research the local culture and customs before moving to Kiev. Expats should also familiarize themselves with the local language, as most people in Kiev speak Ukrainian. It is also important to research the cost of living in Kiev, as prices can vary significantly depending on the area. Additionally, expats should be aware of the political situation in Ukraine, as it can affect their safety and security. Finally, expats should make sure to obtain the necessary visas and permits before moving to Kiev," explained one expat living in Kiev, Ukraine.

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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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