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Is it cheap to travel in Ukraine and is it safe to going now?

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Is it cheap to travel in Ukraine and is it safe to going now?

The incredible beauty of Ukrainian nature attracts thousands of foreign tourists despite the security situation in the country. Find out whether it's worth traveling to Ukraine now and how much it will cost

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Ukraine is an incredible country that impresses with its fantastic nature, rich culture, delicious cuisine and strong character. Despite the full-scale russian invasion, more and more tourists are interested in Ukraine and planning trips to the country, because Ukraine can surprise even the most demanding tourists.

Currently, most travelers planning a trip to Ukraine are interested in two main questions: is it safe to travel in Ukraine now? How much does a vacation in Ukraine cost?

The main safety rules and prices in Ukraine are discussed below.


Is it cheap to travel in Ukraine?


As a result of the war, the local Ukrainian currency, the hryvnia, lost its value quite a lot. And although this is bad for the local population, it has become much cheaper for tourists to go to Ukraine. At the time of writing the article, for $1 in Ukraine you can get about 36 hryvnias, and for 1 euro - 39 hryvnias.


Average cost of vacation in Ukraine


On average, one day of vacation in Ukraine for one traveler costs $26 (₴969), of which $6.16 (₴227) a tourist will spend on food for one day and $0.98 (₴36) on local transport. A room for two in the hotel costs approximately $34 (₴1,235).

So, a vacation in Ukraine for two for one week will cost travelers $435 (₴16,000).


How much does a hotel room cost in Ukraine?


There are various types of accommodation facilities in Ukraine, from budget hostels to expensive hotels. The average cost of staying in a hostel per night starts from $6 to $12 (₴220-440). You can rent a room in a budget hotel for $12-19 (₴440-700), a middle-class room for $15-25 (₴550-950), the cost of a suite starts from $75 (₴2,800). You can also rent an apartment in many Ukrainian cities.

You can book a hotel in Ukraine using the link.


The cost of food in Ukraine


Ukrainian cuisine is one of the tastiest in the world. Tourists can taste Ukrainian dishes both in inexpensive cafes and in fine restaurants. Borscht with lard or dumplings with sour cream will be a great lunch for tourists. There are also restaurants in the country that serve Italian, Asian, Georgian, Mexican and other cuisines of the world. Fast food is also open in Ukraine.

The most famous chain of cafes in Ukraine - "Puzata Khata" offers inexpensive and tasty dishes of Ukrainian cuisine. If you come to Ukraine, we advise you to eat at least once at "Puzatiya Khata".

The average cost of food in Ukraine per traveler is $14-22 (₴530-850) per day.

Coffee in Ukraine costs $1.5-2 (₴55-75), a bottle of water costs $0.47 (₴17.80). Prices for alcoholic beverages in Ukraine are also quite budget-friendly, the average price of a bottle of wine is $4-8 (₴150-300).


How much does transport cost in Ukraine?


The transport system in Ukraine is developed at a fairly high level: trains are good, buses are also convenient. Cities of Ukraine are connected by many routes. You can buy tickets within Ukraine and between cities around the world here.

Public transport is represented by the metro, trolleybuses, trams and buses. The cost of a one-way ticket is $0.27 (₴10.00), and a monthly pass is $8.80 (₴325). The average cost of a taxi ride in one of the major cities of Ukraine is $4-8 (₴150-300).


Read more about how taxis operate during curfews and air raids here.




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The cost of renting a car in Ukraine


The average price of renting a car in Ukraine is $120 (₴4,400). The rental price depends on the size and configuration of the car. A compact car will cost about $75 (₴2,700), and the cost of renting an SUV will be $179 (₴6,600).


The cost of excursions in Ukraine


The average cost of entrance tickets to most tourist attractions in Ukraine is $3.40 (₴125 UAH) - $6.80 (₴250). Entrance to many attractions is generally free, for example, to churches and cathedrals. There is no double pricing, so the ticket price is the same for locals and tourists. In many facilities, the price of the ticket is combined - a tourist buys an entrance ticket and can additionally purchase tickets to individual towers or museums on the territory of the complex.


How much does the internet cost in Ukraine?


Almost all cafes have free high-speed Wi-Fi, and it is very easy to purchase a local SIM card. A monthly package that includes 3 GB of Internet and 30 minutes of calls costs $5 (₴187). Unlimited mobile internet will cost $11 (₴400) per month.


How to save money while traveling in Ukraine?


A trip to Ukraine is quite budget-friendly, but if you want to save, here are some tips:

● Stay in a hostel or a cheap hotel.

● Use public transport.

● Cook breakfast and dinner yourself (buy food at the supermarket).

● Choose restaurants outside the city center and a little further away from the tourist attractions.

● Buy fruits and vegetables from street vendors.

● Travel by slow night train, as they cost less and help you save on accommodation.



Visit Ukraine is an organiser of tours around Ukraine. 800 tours. Choose yours on the website.


Search for the most interesting tours in Ukraine on the Visit Ukraine website, where more than 200 different tours of safe regions of Ukraine have been collected. A large base of routes, both individual and group, will make you fall in love with every corner of the country.


Is it safe to travel to Ukraine now?


Fighting is concentrated in the east and south of Ukraine, in the regions bordering the russian federation and the temporarily occupied Crimea. However, there is currently no completely safe region in Ukraine, because the threat of rocket attacks remains in every region. The degree of threat is different, in certain areas it "arrives" quite often, in other regions no explosions have been heard for several months.


However, if you follow certain rules, traveling to Ukraine will become safer:

1. In no case should you ignore air alarms, because it is your safety! After arriving at your place of residence in Ukraine, immediately find out the location of the nearest shelters. Install the Airborne Alarm app on your smartphone, you can download it from the App Store or Google Play. If danger is declared, go to the nearest shelter immediately.

2. Follow the rules of the curfew - this is the time when it is forbidden to be on the street and in public places.

3. Check the working hours of the locations you plan to visit under martial law.

4. Buy reliable insurance, it is better to choose policies that provide insurance for military risks.


Ukraine is rich in tourist gems, and traveling here is quite inexpensive and can be quite safe if you follow a few rules. You can learn more about the most popular and most visited places that attract foreign tourists here.


We wish you a good rest!




We recommend purchasing it for a safe and comfortable trip to Ukraine: 


Visit Ukraine Insurance - safe travel in Ukraine (insurance covering military risks);

Visit Ukraine Tickets - book bus and train tickets to/from Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Tours - the largest online database of tours to Ukraine for every taste;

Visit Ukraine Hotels - book hotels for a comfortable stay in Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Merch - choose patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery.

Cooperation - cooperation and advertising integrations with Visit Ukraine and Visit World projects.




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