Living in Ukraine

ACCOMODATION

For International students, there are many options which they case choose e.g. We have various types of Hostels like well renovated or semi-renovated, it is up to student choice where they want to live. Of course there are variations in price also according to Renovation condition. Rather than Hostel, students can choose to live in Apartment, which is higher in price.

Here we have some estimation prices about living each Month:

Hostel      100-150USD
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center      270-700USD
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center      185-400USD
Apartment (3 bedroom) in City Center      488-1221USD
Apartment (3 bedroom) Outside of Center      305-700USD

TRANSPORTATION

Travel In The City

The students’ Travel Pass on Government Transport (Subway Trains, electric Busses) is issued by Universities & costs only 5US$ in a month.

Travel Around The Country

The students are given a concession of 50% from the normal price of Ticket in Trains, Buses etc.

International Travel

The International student Card is issued right after the students get Admission in University. The students with International Student card are given concession of 30% from the normal price of Air Tickets.

Here is some estimations:

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)      0.24-0.31USD
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)      9.78-15.00USD
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)      1.83-3.67USD
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)      0.31-0.49USD
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)      4.00-7.33USD
Gasoline (1 liter)      1.34-1.47USD

MARKET AND FOOD

ashanbig_okantUkraine is a big agricultural country with different cooking traditions. Different food can be bought in shops, supermarkets, agricultural markets. Cafes, restaurants and fast food restaurants propose different cuisine. Indian and Arabic mess is available.

Food items in Ukraine are much more cheaper than other parts of Europe just because Ukraine is a great agriculture producer. There are many supermarkets available near the Hostel or University.

Some famous supermarket names are here:

AMSTOR , ATB, OBJORA, ASHAN, METRO etc.

Students can buy food from Open market which is comparatively cheaper than supermarket.

Here some estimations:

Milk (regular) 1 liter      0.98-1.22USD
Loaf of Fresh White Bread      0.45-0.61USD
Rice (1kg)      1.10-1.71USD
Eggs (10)      1.22-1.76USD
Local Cheese (1kg)      7.33-9.16USD
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless) 1kg      4.00-5.00USD
Apples (1kg)     0.98-1.71USD
Oranges     1.47-2.08USD
Tomato (1kg)     0.98-2.44USD
Potato (1kg)     0.37-0.61USD
Water (1.5 liter bottle)     0.61-0.88USD
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)     4.00-6.11USD
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)     0.61-0.98USD
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)     1.25-1.83USD
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro     1.47-1.83USD

OUTFITS AND SHOSE

Several shopping malls available in the city, where you can buy a Branded clothes, shoes, accessories, prices are according to brands as worldwide.

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis , similar)      61-120USD
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (ZARA, H&M…      48.88-73.31USD
1 Pair of Nike Shoes     85.53-110USD
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes     75.00-135USD

MONEY

National currency is Hryvnia (UHR). 1 USD = 25.0 Hryvnia

You can change foreign currency in banks, exchange centres,train stations and at the airport. In the international airport the currency rate is the same as in other places.

Payment for purchasing and services is done in hryvnias. Nevertheless, some companies take payments in USD.

You can use credit cards of international payment systems. They can be used in many of the shops, hotels, transport companies, clubs and restaurants. In cities the net of exchange machines is well developed including the most popular among students that of REAL and PRIVAT bank. Thes ebank is often used to open the account for international students.

Here you can deposit your money both in foreign currency and Ukrainian hryvnia. The leading banks are situated in many regions of the country. It is easy to receive and send money through the Western Union.