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We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:


Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).


Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.


International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).


International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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International Assignment Management
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Ukraine, All Areas
Overview

Ukraine, All AreasUkraine is in Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east. The climate is temperate continental and mediterranean only on the southern Crimean coast. Winters vary from cool along the Black Sea to cold farther inland. Summers are warm across the greater part of the country, hot in the south.

The official language is Ukrainian, which is closely related to Russian and Belarusian. Russian is widely used in Ukraine, notably in the east, south, Kyiv and Crimea. However, there are local sensitivities; speaking Russian in the west of the country or speaking Ukrainian in the east or Crimea may cause offence. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Ukraine showed strong export-based growth of 5 to 10 percent, with industrial production growing more than 10 percent per year in the early 2000s before the impact of the financial crisis. Ukraine produces nearly all types of transportation vehicles and spacecraft. Antonov airplanes and KrAZ trucks are exported to many countries. The majority of Ukrainian exports are marketed to the European Union and CIS.

Expatriate business dress is conservative in the form of dark suits for men and a dress or a skirt and blouse for women.

The security risk for expatriates in Ukraine is high overall but extreme near the eastern border regions (Donetsk and Luhansk). Risks include protests, civilian clashes, weak rule of law, armed separatist militia groups, and sporadic fighting between rebels and government forces.

The currency of Ukraine is the Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH). ATMs are also available and credit cards are widely used in cities, elsewhere cash in local currency is required.

Medical facilities are generally poor. Private medical facilities are better, they are however generally below international standards. Polio and hepatitis A have been reported.

The population of the Ukraine is 45.4 Million (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 7.9% (2016 est.).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Ukraine as at 1 September 2016 is very low in comparison to other places in the world.

In Ukraine, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very Low
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: Very Low
4) Education: Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Low
6) Groceries: Very Low
7) Healthcare: Very Low
8) Household Accommodation: High
9) Miscellaneous: Average
10) Personal Care: Very Low
11) Recreation & Culture: Very Low
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very Low
13) Transport: Very Low

Ukraine is for example -37% cheaper than USA for groceries, 1.3% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 9.7% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Ukraine is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

The hardship premium for Ukraine for an expat from Australia, is for example 30%, i.e. host location (the Ukraine) premium of 40% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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