Cost of living in Kiev

On photo: KievKiev is the capital of Ukraine with more than 2,9 million people. It’s one of the most expensive cities in the country.  On this page you can find prices on food, transport, hotels and hostels, apartments and other useful information which can help you to visit Kiev with comfort and do not lost a lot of money.

There are a lot of restaurants, theatres, attractions cultural places and historical monuments.

Food prices in Kiev

 Name  Price in national currency (UAH)  Price in USD
 Eggs (10)  18 ₴  0,69 $
 White Bread (500 g)  8,5 ₴  0,32 $
 White rice (1 kg)  27,35 ₴  1,05 $
 Local Cheese (1kg)  136 ₴  5,23 $
 500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast  39 ₴  1,5 $
Tomatoes (1 kg)  32 ₴  1,23 $
Chicken (1 kg) 53 ₴ 2,03 $
 Potatoes (1 kg)  8 ₴  0,3 $
 Coca cola, Pepsi (2 liters)  24 ₴  0,92 $
 Apples (1 kg)  15 ₴  0,57 $
Onion (1kg)  8 ₴  0,30 $
 Wine (0,5 liter)  89 ₴  3,42 $
Pack of Cigarettes  27 ₴  1,03 $
 Combo meal in fast food restaurant  85 ₴  3,26 $
 Orange (1 kg)  53 ₴  2,05 $
 Sugar (1 kg)  12 ₴  0,46 $
 Banana (1 kg)  24 ₴  0,92 $

Total for 1 person needed = 3700 ₴ or 142$ (for 30 days)

Transport prices in Kiev

 Name  Price in national currency (UAH) Price in USD
1 way metro ticket 4 ₴ 0,15 $
Buss 6 ₴ 0,23 $
Trolley 3 ₴ 0,12 $
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 220 ₴ 8,46 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35 ₴ 1,34 $
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 5 ₴ 0,19 $
Gasoline (1 liter) 26 ₴  1 $

Rent Per Month

Name Price in UAH Price in USD
Rent apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12200 ₴ 469 $
Rent apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6000 ₴ 230,7 $
Rent apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 22000 ₴ 846 $
Rent apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11000 ₴  423 $

Hotels and hostels

Name Price in national currency (UAH) Price in USD

Budget hotel (Room/Night)

600 ₴ 23,07 $

Mid-Range Hotel (Room/Night)

1200 ₴ 96,15 $

Luxury Hotel (Room/Night)

2500 ₴ 846 $
Hostel (for 1 person) 350 ₴  13,4 $

Housing

Name Price in national currency (UAH) Price in USD
Internet (100 Mbps) 110 ₴  4,23 $
Electricity (1 Kw/h) 1,6 ₴ 0,061 $
Cold water  (1000 liters) 6,8 ₴ 0,26 $
Hot water (1000 liters) 82 ₴  3,15 $

Health and personal care prices in Kiev

Name Price in national currency (UAH) Price in USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1200 ₴  4,23 $
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2700 ₴ 0,061 $
 Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 90 ₴ 0,26 $
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 130 ₴  3,15 $
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, …) 60 ₴  2,3 $
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 40 ₴ 1,53 $
 Tube of toothpaste  35 ₴ 1,34 $

Other

Name Price in national currency (UAH) Price in USD
Ticket to the movie (1 person) 80 ₴  3,07 $
Ticket to the theatre (1 person) 150 ₴ 1,92 $
1 month of gym membership in business district 600 ₴ 23,07 $
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 300 ₴  11,53 $
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