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Kiev, Misto Kyyiv, Ukraine
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How much does it cost to travel to Kiev?

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How much money will you need for your trip to Kiev? You should plan to spend around ₴1,007 ($27) per day on your vacation in Kiev, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₴285 ($7.73) on meals for one day and ₴41 ($1.10) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Kiev for a couple is ₴1,334 ($36). So, a trip to Kiev for two people for one week costs on average ₴14,102 ($382). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Kiev for one week usually costs around ₴7,051 for one person. So, a trip to Kiev for two people costs around ₴14,102 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ₴28,205 in Kiev. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Kiev can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Kiev? How much money do I need for Kiev?

How much does a trip to Kiev cost? Is Kiev cheap or expensive? The average Kiev trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Kiev prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Kiev
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Kiev is ₴667. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Kiev is ₴1,334. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Kiev

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Transportation Budget in Kiev
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Kiev is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ₴41 per person, per day, on local transportation in Kiev.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Kiev
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Rental Cars in Kiev
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Food Budget in Kiev
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Kiev can vary, the average cost of food in Kiev is ₴285 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Kiev should cost around ₴114 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Kiev is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Kiev
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  • Entertainment and activities in Kiev typically cost an average of ₴80 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Kiev
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Kiev is ₴14 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Kiev is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Kiev
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  • The average person spends about ₴251 on alcoholic beverages in Kiev per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Kiev
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  • On average, people spend ₴12 on bottled water in Kiev per day. The public water in Kiev is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Kiev On a Budget
Kiev Kiev, Ukraine
Kiev is the capital city and also the largest city in the Ukraine, with a population of almost 3 million in the metropolitan area. It is situated on the Dnieper River in the north central part of the country and is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, dating back to the fifth century. The people in Kiev are quite friendly and welcoming, and are happy to have you in their city. It can, however, be difficult to communicate and get around if you don't speak at least a little Russian. It is doable with a little sign language and the help of a guide book with translations though.

The climate in Kiev is humid continental and the warmest months are between June and August when the average temperature can range from 13 to 25 degrees Celsius. The winter months between December and February have an average temperature that ranges from -5 to -1 degrees Celsius. You can expect snow on the ground between mid November and the end of March.
There are many museums, restaurants, and sights in the area that are worth checking out. Khreschatyk Street is the main entertainment street through the middle of town. It sometimes closes to vehicular traffic on weekends and you can often see street performers or musicians along it. It's a great place for some people watching and a nice spot to take in every day life in Kiev.

Popular sights in Kiev include Kiev Pechersk Lavra, St. Sophia's Cathedral, St. Michael's Golden Domed Monastery, and Motherland Statue and War Memorials, among many others. Popular museums include the Chornobyl Museum, the open air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life, and the State Aviation Museum.
Administratively, Kiev is divided into raions, or districts. The reions include Darnytsia, Desna, Dnipro, Holosiiv, Obolon, Pechersk, Podil, Shevchenko, Solomianka, and Sviatoshyn.

Informally, the city is divided into the Right Bank and the Left Bank by the Dnieper River. The islands in the river belong to the left bank raions. The oldest parts of the city are found on the Right Bank, or western side of the river. This is also where you'll find most of the city's businesses and governmental institutions. The Left Bank, or eastern side of the river, is mostly residential. There are some large green areas as well.

There are many different activities that you can enjoy in Kiev. These include visiting Hidropark Island, walking around Podil and people watching on Kreshchatyk. It's also interesting to visit an Orthodox Church while you're in town.

There are also two water parks in town. Dream town aqua park is on the left bank of the city and is one of the biggest indoor water parks in Europe. Aqua park Terminal is a large water park with plenty of slides and pools, including a wave pool.
Food and Dining
Eating out can be very cheap in Kiev, particularly by European standards. It is best to avoid places that cater specifically to tourists. Popular dishes you should try while you're in town include borscht, chebureki, chicken Kiev, and Mlyntzi. You can also find plenty of delicious, cheap baked goods around town.

Budget restaurant options around town include fast food chains such as Domashnia kukhnia, Mister Snack, Two Geese, and Olivie. In addition to traditional Ukrainian food, you can also find Mexican, Italian, and even sushi around town.

Kiev can be somewhat overwhelming to western tourists because many of the signs are in Cyrillic script and few locals speak much English. The metro is one of the best ways to get around the city. It is clean and fast and relatively easy to navigate. There are three lines, each of which goes through the city center. As recently as 2012, many of the signs and maps have names written in English to assist foreign travelers.

Buses and trolleybuses can be caught at any of the marked stops. They can be crowded, particularly during rush hours, so you may have to push your way on. Also available are route taxis that travel specific routes. You can wave these buses down from their stops and you pay the driver directly. You have to tell the driver when you reach your stop.

There are also two types of taxis in Kiev; official company taxis and gypsy cabs. Gypsy cabs are unmarked vehicles that will offer you a ride. Make sure you negotiate the price hard. Prices can vary dramatically depending on the day, weather, traffic conditions, and, of course, your negotiating skills. You can wave down official taxis or call them by phone. You can usually reach someone who speaks English on the phone.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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