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Pete Uk asks: I am looking to rent a 2 bed house in Lutsk. What would be the average rent per month? I then intend to buy a 3 bedroom house. What is the best web site to look at regarding buying a house?
Expert's answer:
Check the following list of houses for long-term rent in Lutsk, not a lot of offers are available, so you can check the list of apartments with 2 rooms available. And here is the list of houses with 3 rooms for sale in Lutsk to get an idea about the prices. You can use Google Translate to automatically translate sites. The list of Lutsk real estate agencies, try to contact them directly to get more info.
Eric asks: Is 20 dollars a lot in Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
As of August 2023, 20 USD is about 740 UAH (Ukrainian Hryvnias). In the first half of 2023, the average salary in Ukraine was about 16,000 UAH per month for a full time job. So this is not a large amount, equivalent to the average daily earnings.
Verne Tompkins III asks: Can a family of 5 live comfortably for one month on $500 USD?
Expert's answer:

As of April 2023, the average salary in Ukraine is about 400-500 USD per month. The official living wage for 2023 for 1 person is about 75 USD per month. So, technically, the income of 75*5=375 USD a month should be enough for a family of 5, but this is the absolute minimum. So 500 USD a month may be enough, if they don't have to pay rent, live in a village or a small town, but it will be a very modest life, it will only be enough for simple food (cereals, potatoes, bread, pasta), transport, utilities and that's all.

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John asks: What is utility bill in Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
In 2022, almost immediately after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian government imposed a moratorium on the rise in the cost of utilities. In 2021, the average monthly household spending on utilities was about 4,000 UAH (110 USD). It should also be noted that utility debts are growing rapidly. In the territories where active fighting is taking place, only about 10% of people pay for utilities, in central Ukraine - 50-70%, depending on the region, in western Ukraine - about 80-85%.
Chuck asks: How much is rent a month for a spacious 3 bedroom apartment in Ukraine in US dollars?
Expert's answer:
The cost of renting an apartment in Ukraine varies on the specific city. For example, check the prices for apartments with 3 living rooms available for long-term rent in Lviv and Kyiv. The prices usually start at about 500 USD per month.
Cris asks: How much would a phone cost in Ukraine with USD?
Expert's answer:
The price of a cheap smartphone in Ukraine starts from about 2,000 Ukrainian Hryvnias (50 USD). Here are a couple of Ukrainian sites where people can buy smartphones (sorted by price): first, second.
Luan asks: Is 3,000 UAH enough for staying in Kyiv for one week? Not considering the stay
Expert's answer:
This amount will barely be enough, if you cook your own food and save on everything. You should better have about 5,000 UAH.
Nik asks: What would be the food charges living in Zaporozhye?
Expert's answer:
Check the following article about cost of living and prices in Zaporizhzhia.
Michael asks: I would like to know if I can live in Kyiv on 557 pounds a month
Expert's answer:
As of November 2021, 557 pounds is about 19,000 Ukrainian hryvnias. Most working people in Kyiv earn in the range of about 15,000-20,000 hryvnias per month. Renting a one-room apartment starts from about 7,000 hryvnias per month. The remaining amount will be enough for food, utilities, transport, other household needs. In general, this income should be enough to live in Kyiv, if you live modestly.
Nick asks: How much a student would spend per month living in Kyiv? Please, tell in USD.
Expert's answer:
According to a very rough estimate, the cost of living in Kyiv for a student is about 4-5 thousand hryvnia (about 200 USD) per month, provided that you live in a dorm and cook yourself.
Michael asks: How much does it cost for a family of 5 to live in Kharkov? Without a vehicle expense.
Expert's answer:
You can get a pretty good estimate using the following page: Cost of living and prices in Kharkiv.
Nikki asks: I'm an international student coming to study in Ukraine in September 2020, are the living expenses in Kyiv higher compared to other states?
Expert's answer:
Yes, on average, prices in Kyiv are higher than in most regions of Ukraine. For example, prices for a number of food products are about 20-30% higher. However, the salaries in Kyiv are higher too and, in general, this city offers a great number of different opportunities.
Stevie asks: What is the latest update on living costs to the ponds sterling?
Expert's answer:
According to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, the average monthly salary in Ukraine in November 2018 was 9,161 UAH (about 250 GBP), in Kyiv the average salary was 13,897 UAH (380 GBP). Most of the income, up to 50% or even higher, is spent on food, the rest - on utility bills, transportation. Buying a car, an apartment, traveling abroad with this income level is problematic.
Mike asks: What does it cost to live in Poltava?
Expert's answer:
In 2016, the average salary in Poltava was about 200-250 USD per month. So this sum is enough to buy food and pay utilities. Of course it is not enough to buy an apartment or a car.
John asks: What is the average cost of living for a family of 3 in Kiev per month?
Expert's answer:
In July 2016, the average salary in Kiev was about 300-400 USD per month. So for a family of three the budget sufficient for life begins from the amount of about 600 USD per month if there is no need to rent an apartment, otherwise you need additional 300-400 USD.
maxim asks: How much is average cost for two weeks stay in Odessa for a foreigner, staying in a flat or cheap hotel?
Expert's answer:
The cost of a room in a cheap hotel in Odessa starts from about 18 USD per night. The average salary in Odessa is about 250-300 USD per month (February, 2016). So I think the total cost of staying in Odessa for two weeks starts from about 400-500 USD.
Kainoa asks: 2016, plan on living in Kremenchug. What's the normal price for EU flat? Status of crime, economy, and living standards.
Expert's answer:
The average cost of a new two-room apartment in Kremenchug is about 40,000-60,000 USD. The average salary is about 150-180 USD per month. In the past two years (2014-2015), an increase in crime is recorded, mostly burglaries.
Mario asks: Hi, just wonder how much is a day train ticket from Zaporozhye to Kiev and return. Many thanks.
Expert's answer:
The cost of one way train ticket from Kyiv to Zaporozhye is about 15-20 USD.
joseph asks: The cost of flight from Kiev to Lutsk?
Expert's answer:
I haven't found any flights from Kiev to Lutsk, but there are plenty of trains/buses. The train ticket cost is about 10 USD. You can use this service to translate sites from Russian.
S M Nowacki asks: What would it cost by taxi / train from Nikopol to Kiev airport?
Expert's answer:
The cost of Nikopol-Kiev train ticket is about 10 USD, the cost of Kiev-Borispol airport bus ticket is about 2 USD.
Agnes asks: I should like to get some information about prices. How much costs a lunch or dinner in a normal, not exclusive restaurant? How much is a bottle of mineral water? A cup of coffee? A ticket for a local bus? How much money does a tourist need for a day?
Expert's answer:
The following list of prices in Crimea (Alushta, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Yalta) will probably be useful. Current exchange rate is about 8 Ukrainian Hryvnas per 1 USD. And here is the list of Simferopol restaurants and cafe. You can use the following service to translate the site from Russian.
Ed asks: What would be the cost of living in Ukraine, in a city such as Vinnitsa for an American family of 4 (2 adults & 2 kids)if they move to this city? Thanks, Ed
Expert's answer:
It depends on a number of variables. The average monthly salary in Vinnitsa (fourth quarter of 2012) is about 300 USD per month, so this sum is already enough to survive, but of course if you want to buy apartment, car, etc. you need much more.
william jr. asks: please may know the average price for a flat rented in Lugansk for one month, in Ukraine national currency. regards
Expert's answer:
I found the following list of apartments available for rent in Lugansk. According to it, the price per month is about 1500-2000 Hryvnas (180-250 USD). This service can be used to translate the site from Russian.
Cade asks: What is the price of the average new car and what is the average price of a home?
Expert's answer:
The price of average new car in Ukraine is about 20,000-30,000 USD. The average price of the apartment is about 1,000-1,500 USD per square meter.
chris jones asks: Please could you tell me what level the 'Cost of Living' is in Odessa? For example, how much would an everage meal in an average restaurant cost? How much is a beer in a tavern, etc, etc? Thank you, Chris.
Expert's answer:
Some prices in Odessa (1 USD costs about 8 Ukrainian Hryvnas). And the list of Odessa restaurants, cafes, etc that also may be useful. The following service to translate from Russian.
Vania asks: I am going from Haiti to Ukraine. How much does the trip cost?
Expert's answer:
The price for the flight from Port-au-Prince, Haiti to Vienna (Europe) starts from about 1,000 USD and up to 5,000 USD one way. The cost of flight from Vienna to Kiev (Ukraine) starts from 400-500 USD.
Michael Lee asks: How much USD can cover the normal live a month in Ukraine?
Expert's answer:
You can live normally in Ukraine by spending about 1,000 USD per month (including renting an apartment, traveling, food).
Brian asks: What is a rough estimate of costs {passport/visa/air} for round trip from Severodonetsk to NYC and back?
Expert's answer:
The total cost will be about 2000 USD. New-York (JFK) - Kiev (Borispol) flight about 1400 USD, Kiev (Borispol) - Donetsk flight about 300 USD. Donetsk - Severodonetsk bus about 40 USD, international passport about 30 USD and about 150 USD for visa.
Fred asks: I want to stay in Ukraine for about 3 months and I don't want to spend much money. Do you have a budget of how much I would need in dollars?
Expert's answer:
I don't have a detailed budget but you will be fine having about 3000-4000 USD for 3 months.
DR.S.S.Kumar asks: I want to rent a flat in Odessa and employ a person [man or woman] to light cooking and clean, shopping etc. How easy and how much I should pay approximately?
Expert's answer:
I've checked the prices and according to employment agency «Home Service» the price for the services you need varies. It depends on the size of the flat: < 80 square meters - 40$ per visit; < 200 sq.m. - 50$ per visit; > 200 sq.m. - 50$. Contact phones: +38 048 718 22 66; +38 048 735 53 33; +38 050 392 92 05.

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