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Official Name: Ukraine.Location: Ukraine is in Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east.Climate: Temperate continental; Mediterranean only on the southern Crimean coast; precipitation disproportionately distributed, highest in west and north, lesser in east and southeast; 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.Terrain: Most of Ukraine consists of fertile plains (steppes) and plateaus, mountains being found only in the west (the Carpathians), and in the Crimean Peninsula in the extreme south.Major Languages: Ukrainian (official), Russian.Major Religions: Christianity.Population: 45.9 Mil (2013 est.).Economy: 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.Currency: Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH)Inflation: -0.4% (2013 est.).
The cost of living in Ukraine is low in comparison to other places in the world. This is based on a comparison of locally collected prices for goods and services applicable to expatriates, converted to USD. The goods and services have been grouped together into categories (baskets) and the cost calculated for each basket in each location. Futhermore, these baskets have been weighted based on extensive research of white collar expatriate spending habits. As a result the cost of living comparisons are applicable to internationally mobile senior staff such as specialists, professionals, managers and executives. In Ukraine, of the 13 cost of living baskets, the cost of education is very low, healthcare low, personal care average, furniture high, and clothing very high in comparison to other international locations. Hardship Hardship refers to the degree of hardship an expatriate and their family are likely to experience in the host location. Hardship pay is compensation to encourage people to move, in particular to less desirable locations. In determining the amount of hardship premium payable, factors such as economic, political, religious, infrastructure, environment/climate, personal safety, health, education, and transportation factors are considered. Ukraine is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.ReferenceThe information on this page is updated quarterly using data collected over the previous 12 months. Premium data such as the cost of living indexes for all 13 baskets for each location, hardship premiums and salary comparisons are only available using the calculators.Published by Xpatulator.com on 15 January 2014.Are you moving / considering a move to Ukraine? Would you like to know if your salary offer is higher or lower than what you earn now? Calculate how much you need to earn in Ukraine to have a similar spending power to what you have now. Register, Purchase and Run the Salary Purchasing Power Parity Calculator.