Travel budget and cost of living in Ukraine how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Ukraine

Ukraine: calculate your travel budget

Ukraine: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Ukraine for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 17 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.1 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 405* (10318 ₴)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 35 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 2.7 per person
  • $ 3.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 972* (24738 ₴)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 54 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 4.8 per person
  • $ 7.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 1588* (40432 ₴)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Ukraine in 2019

Cost of living: Ukraine VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Ukraine in 2019 is 54% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Ukraine in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Ukraine by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Ukraine compared to the national average.

Cities /Ukraine View Details
Kiev 22% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kiev
Simferopol 25% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Simferopol
Odesa 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Odesa
Chernihiv 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Chernihiv
Kharkiv 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Kharkiv
Cherkasy 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Cherkasy

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Local prices in Ukraine by expense type

Restaurant budget in Ukraine

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Ukraine costs 68% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.8/person
($ 3.3 to $ 7.8)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.7/person
($ 7.2 to $ 14)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 27
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.5/person
($ 3.1 to $ 4.7)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1 for 500ml
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.1/cup
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.5/can
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Ukraine

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Ukraine costs 70% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 29/night
($ 28 to $ 30)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 29/night
($ 18 to $ 44)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 32 to $ 51)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 52 to $ 85)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 165/night
($ 110 to $ 214)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 18/month
($ 16 to $ 22)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 42/month
($ 32 to $ 58)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 82/month
($ 49 to $ 114)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 85/month
($ 39 to $ 157)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in Ukraine

On average, the price of supermarket food in Ukraine costs 61% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.2/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.5/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 8.1)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.6/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 4.3)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.4/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

86% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.6)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.3/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 6.6)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Ukraine

On average, the price of transport in Ukraine costs 49% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 12/month
($ 5.9 to $ 16)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

56% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.6
($ 1.2 to $ 1.9)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 27/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 71)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Ukraine

On average, the cost of housing in Ukraine costs 71% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 103/month
($ 60 to $ 153)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 4.8/month
($ 3.9 to $ 5.9)

92% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 66
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 326/month
($ 156 to $ 584)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1329
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 219/month
($ 118 to $ 351)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1042
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 639/month
($ 273 to $ 1166)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2163
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 378/month
($ 195 to $ 584)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1686
Gym
Gym
$ 18/month
($ 12 to $ 32)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 189/month
($ 78 to $ 311)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 921
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 3706/yr
($ 1492 to $ 9708)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18099

Leisure activity budget in Ukraine

On average, budget for leisure activities in Ukraine costs 56% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.7/ticket
($ 2.9 to $ 4.7)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 9.2/hr
($ 3.9 to $ 16)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Ukraine

On average, shopping budget in Ukraine is essentially the same as in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.3/pack
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 61
($ 32 to $ 109)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 46
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 42
($ 21 to $ 71)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 94
($ 59 to $ 118)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 108
($ 63 to $ 156)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Kiev
New York City → Kiev
New York City → Kiev
$ 812
(fair price: $ 725)
Dublin → Kiev
Dublin → Kiev
Dublin → Kiev
$ 241
(fair price: $ 194)
Manchester → Kiev
Manchester → Kiev
Manchester → Kiev
$ 189
(fair price: $ 146)
Toronto (Ontario) → Kiev
Toronto (Ontario) → Kiev
Toronto (Ontario) → Kiev
$ 943
(fair price: $ 858)
London → Kiev
London → Kiev
London → Kiev
$ 140
(fair price: $ 112)
Los Angeles → Kiev
Los Angeles  → Kiev
Los Angeles  → Kiev
$ 1113
(fair price: $ 959)
Edinburgh → Kiev
Edinburgh → Kiev
Edinburgh → Kiev
$ 247
(fair price: $ 229)

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About the information on the cost of living in Ukraine

The information about the cost of living in Ukraine shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Ukraine updated on 24-03-2019.

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