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Old 30th January 2011, 11:02
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Cost of living in Kiev

I wonder how high the cost of living are in Kiev. How cheap can you find apartments in the suburbs? How is the public transports from the suburbs to the city center? How much does food, electrical bills etc costs?

Also, I've another more odd question. How much does it cost to own a dog? I mean with insurance, price levels of dog food etc? How hard is it to find a landlord that accepts dogs? According to my boyfriend it's impossible and the rent will go up by ten times...
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Old 30th January 2011, 18:51
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3000 hyrivna for a nice 2 room flat at the top of a 9 level apt. building that's a 25 minute bus ride from the metro.
The matrushka (bus) rides are 2 and 2.5 hyrivna per ride.(And going up)
You'll need to find out from the landord about the dog. I'd guess not at all.
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Old 1st February 2012, 09:05
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Hello,

I would like to give you some advices as regards living in Ukraine.
As you know <a href=" Living in Kyiv | Kyiv.com ">Kiev
</a> Kiev is the capital of Ukraine. That's why in Kiev the prices are relatively high, especially for renting apartment, you need to pay at least 300$ per months, not good quality , bad furniture.
As you wish to rent a good apartment and in nice place, the price will be like 400$ and up, we mean 1 bedroom apartment.
Transportation is not expensive, the bus costs 2,50 gruvna, the taxi from 40 gruvna and up.
Drinks are cheap compare with others countries.
The prices for food is not too much expensive.
If you want to have a calm life and cheaper, so it would be better for you to live in a small city like Symu, or others.
But in a small city, it will be hard to find a good job.
While you are in Ukraine, do not miss visit the capital of Ukraine, Living in Kyiv | Kyiv.com
Kiev
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Old 1st February 2012, 20:20
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Sallary 1800 $

Thanks ninel25,

Link you gave us in your post contains really useful information.
I have other question. I got a job in Kiev and salary of 1800$ neto (on hands). I am single.
I know that it is enough for living in Kiev but can somebody tell me will I live modest, average or well with that salary.
I need clean apartmant with new furninture, not in city centre, 15-25 min from metro station, to pay bills, to eat 2 times per day at home and one time outside (not in exclussive restaurants), some money for clothes and sport activity. In principe it is basic.
Can I save with that sallary money for going out 1-2 times per week, to visit interesting places in Ukraine from time to time and save money for summer holiday?
Please, I need urgent replay becouse I should accep or reject job ofer in the next 10 - 15 days.

Thanks
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Old 1st February 2012, 20:32
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Is that 1800 US dollars?
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Old 1st February 2012, 20:42
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Yes, 1800 US $
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Old 1st February 2012, 21:14
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IMO you should be able to live well on that amount. I think that you'll find that you'll need to get your own furniture if you want new stuff though.
How's your Ukrainian or russian language skills? I know I couldn't manage well with out knowing much more than I have,
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