Living costs in Kharkov

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Television – 800+UAH
  • Dvd player – 300-1000UAH
  • Laptop – 3000UAH
  • Mobile phone – 500+UAH

Food shopping

  • 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

  • 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)