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:

  • $ 19 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.5 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 482* (10864 ₴)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 40 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person
  • $ 4.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 1159* (26110 ₴)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 61 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 7 per person
  • $ 8.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 1866* (42042 ₴)

* 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 2020

Cost of living: Ukraine VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Ukraine in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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 17% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kiev
Odesa 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Odesa
Sevastopol 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sevastopol
Simferopol 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Simferopol
Lviv 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lviv
Kharkiv 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kharkiv

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Local prices in Ukraine by expense type

Ukraine: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Ukraine costs 64% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.5/person
($ 4.1 to $ 9)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 12/person
($ 7.8 to $ 16)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.4/person
($ 3.6 to $ 5.4)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.4 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.2/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Ukraine: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Ukraine costs 65% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 29/night
($ 27 to $ 32)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 33/night
($ 21 to $ 48)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 47/night
($ 36 to $ 61)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 76/night
($ 60 to $ 94)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 193/night
($ 132 to $ 245)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 508
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 21/month
($ 17 to $ 26)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 46/month
($ 35 to $ 65)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 88/month
($ 54 to $ 124)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 83/month
($ 46 to $ 138)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 128/month
($ 90 to $ 183)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Ukraine: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Ukraine costs 56% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.6/kg
($ 5.9 to $ 10.3)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.3/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 5.4)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.5)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.2/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 8)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Ukraine: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Ukraine costs 45% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 13/month
($ 6.7 to $ 18)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.4/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

67% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.8
($ 1.3 to $ 2.3)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 27/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 71)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Ukraine: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Ukraine costs 69% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 115/month
($ 67 to $ 174)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 5.6/month
($ 4.2 to $ 7.5)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 365/month
($ 180 to $ 670)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1408
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 244/month
($ 120 to $ 402)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1124
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 645/month
($ 314 to $ 1176)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2272
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 423/month
($ 224 to $ 670)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1782
Gym
Gym
$ 21/month
($ 14 to $ 33)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 224/month
($ 90 to $ 380)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 981
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5168/yr
($ 1980 to $ 13377)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17402

Ukraine: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Ukraine costs 49% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.4/ticket
($ 3.3 to $ 5.4)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 11/hr
($ 4.4 to $ 18)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Ukraine: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Ukraine is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.8/pack
($ 1.6 to $ 2)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 67
($ 36 to $ 121)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 48
($ 28 to $ 77)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 104
($ 67 to $ 134)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 120
($ 67 to $ 180)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Dublin → Kiev
Dublin → Kiev
Dublin → Kiev
$ 213
(fair price: $ 164)
Manchester → Kiev
Manchester → Kiev
Manchester → Kiev
$ 186
(fair price: $ 147)
London → Kiev
London → Kiev
London → Kiev
$ 167
(fair price: $ 122)
New York City → Kiev
New York City → Kiev
New York City → Kiev
$ 750
(fair price: $ 640)
Los Angeles → Kiev
Los Angeles  → Kiev
Los Angeles  → Kiev
$ 936
(fair price: $ 774)
Toronto (Ontario) → Kiev
Toronto (Ontario) → Kiev
Toronto (Ontario) → Kiev
$ 953
(fair price: $ 826)
Edinburgh → Kiev
Edinburgh → Kiev
Edinburgh → Kiev
$ 225
(fair price: $ 194)
Montreal → Kiev
Montreal → Kiev
Montreal → Kiev
$ 978
(fair price: $ 849)
Sydney → Kiev
Sydney → Kiev
Sydney → Kiev
$ 1421
(fair price: $ 1260)
Melbourne → Kiev
Melbourne → Kiev
Melbourne → Kiev
$ 1346
(fair price: $ 1230)
Perth → Kiev
Perth → Kiev
Perth → Kiev
$ 1286
(fair price: $ 1183)
Auckland → Kiev
Auckland → Kiev
Auckland → Kiev
$ 1538
(fair price: $ 1387)

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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 19-01-2020.

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