How much does that cost in Ukraine?

Ever wondered how much everyday living costs in Ukraine? Or how much tax is paid by Ukrainians? Below is a comprehensive list of costs and living expenses for the city of Kharkov.

Last updated in May 2010

Travel expenses

Marshrutka bus in Kharkov Ukraine
  • 30 minute taxi ride - 150UAH
  • 30 minute Marshrutka ride - 8-10UAH
  • A single journey on the underground Metro - 1.5UAH
  • 30 minute train journey - 5UAH
  • Kharkov to Kiev by train - 150-200UAH (depends on class)
  • Kharkov to Kiev by bus/coach - 130UAH
  • Cost of road vehicle tax - N/A
  • One litre of petrol - 8.35UAH
  • One litre of diesel - 8UAH
  • Cost of car insurance - N/A for old cars, variable for new vehicles

Hotels apartments and houses

  • Typical 2/3 star hotel room per night - 500-700UAH
  • Typical 4 star hotel room per night - 800-1000UAH
  • Flat/apartment in city centre to rent per week (short term contract) - 2000-3300UAH
  • Flat/apartment in city centre to rent per month (long term contract) - 3500-7500UAH
  • Flat/apartment outskirts of city to rent per week (short term contract)- 700-1400UAH
  • Flat/apartment outskirts of city to rent per month (long term contract) - 1300-2800UAH

Out and about

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  • Cost of ticket to theatre - 20-300UAH
  • Cost of ticket to cinema - 30-150UAH
  • Ice skating - 30-60UAH
  • Museum entry - 20UAH
  • Day out at Aqua park - 150-200UAH
  • Restaurant meal and drinks for two - 400-600UAH
  • Nightclub entry - 50-150UAH
  • Cost of one medium glass wine - 30-60UAH
  • One vodka - 20UAH
  • One beer - 30UAH
  • One champagne - 25-50UAH

Electricals

mobile phone prices in Ukraine
  • Television - 800+UAH
  • Dvd player - 300-1000UAH
  • Laptop - 3000UAH
  • Mobile phone - 500+UAH

Food shopping

Ukrainian bread
  • One litre of milk - 10UAH
  • Bread - 5UAH
  • Bottled drinking water (5ltr) - 18-20UAH
  • One chicken (whole) - 25UAH
  • Tub of butter - 7UAH

Utilities and other monthly costs

telephone
  • Gas per month - 50UAH (sumnmer) 150UAH (winter)
  • Water bill per month - 40UAH
  • Electric per month - 70UAH
  • Phone line (per month) - 30UAH
  • Internet (per month) - 100UAH
  • Satelite television (per month) - 100UAH

Tax and other

  • Income tax rate - 15%
  • Tax on purchases - 20%
  • Rental income - 15%
  • Land tax - 1%
  • Corporate income tax (capital gains) - 25%
  • Travel insurance - 100UAH (for 2 months)