National currency is Hryvnia (UHR). 1 USD = 27 Hryvnia. In order to live comfortably while you are in Ukraine , you’ll need to have about $USD1500 to US$ 2000 per year available for living costs above tuition costs. The cost of living is a lot cheaper than most other European cities.You can change foreign currency in banks, kiosks or the international airports.


  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district - $2.36
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) - $2.30
  • 500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast - $1.26
  • 1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk - $0.54
  • 12 eggs, large - $0.98
  • 1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes - $0.85
  • 500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese - $2.43
  • 1 kg (2 lb.) of apples - $0.61
  • 1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes - $0.25
  • 0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket - $0.44
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality - $4.41
  • 2 liters of Coca-Cola - $0.72
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day - $0.26


Also important item of expenditure. Usually, if you live in a university’s hostel, it is located close and you do not need to use transport to reach for study. However, you still want to go to another part of the city, to go to have fun or travel around the country.

Transportation is also very cheap in Ukraine.One-way ticket in local transport (bus, tram, subway, trolley-bus, etc) will cost you $ 0.4 USD – $ 0.7 USD.Monthly pass for subway starts from $ 8 USD to $ 12 USD (there are few variations of pass).Taxi will cost you $ 2 – $ 3 USD plus $ 0.45 USD per 1 km (starts from 5th km)Gasoline (1 liter) will cost you $ 0.85 – $ 1.05 USD


Almost all universities in Ukraine has its own hostels. International students can live there. Price for room in hostel will be from $ 40 USD to $ 100 USD. In lot of cases you’ll live there with 1 or 2 roommates.Some students prefer to rent a flat. In some cases, if they rent flat for few peoples, it can be more profitable.The price range for apartments is very high. It depends on the city, the size of the apartment and its location (center or suburb).For examle, you can rent 1 room flat for $ 100 USD far away from centre. Or even in centre in small cities.

3 rooms flat will cost you $ 600 USD and more. The cost of an apartment depends on the state of repair of the apartment and furniture. We strongly recommend students to specify the presence of furniture before renting an apartment. Most of the students live in the hostel and pay no more than $ 70 per month. Those who rents an apartment, usually pay no more than $ 150. It all depends on your needs.The most expensive cities are Kyiv, Odessa. Little cheaper are Lviv, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk.Such cities as Kherson, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi will be cheaper than cities above.