Why it is expensive to live in Ukraine
25 Jun, 2021
It is no secret food and life generally are quite cheap in UA, if you translate cost of living in Ukraine in US dollars, compare them to affluent neighboring countries. But the seeming cheapness is completely offset by low wages. Is Ukraine expensive to live in? As of summer 2020, Ukraine was at the end of table and took 121st place out of 135. Egypt, Syria, Georgia, Uzbekistan, India, Pakistan and others were ranked lower in cost of living. It turns out that through almost all European countries cost of living is 150% higher than in our country.
Cost of living in UkraineIn Ukraine, rent in major cities reaches $ 307, for "utilities" need to pay 94 "green". In transport, you can ride in our country for $0.25, and gym membership/ month can be bought only $17.25. Single trip to cinema will total $3.6 to Ukrainians, when cup of cappuccino is $1.04. In neighboring Poland, rent costs $566, utilities - $183, single trip on public transport - $0.91, meal in restaurant - about $6.6, and cup of cappuccino - $2.35. Hungary is similar to Poland in terms of prices. The average salary here is about $785, rent is $426, and "communal" - $170. Gym membership there be $37.8, when trip to movies will be $6, media report. Finally:
- Switzerland is considered the most expensive to live in.
- Here renting one-bedroom apartment will total about $1,658, utilities - $218.
- One has to pay almost $4 for a trip to public transport, while a meal at a restaurant - $27, cappuccino will be $5.