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Given the recent instability and violence, Ukraine is most certainly not a destination for the fainthearted expat. However, if one is adventurous and willing to live with some additional risk, then perhaps this country is still an option. Of course, the Crimean Peninsula is off limits and expats wanting to reside in such areas as Odesa, Luhansk, Donetsk and Kharkiv are recommended to keep a low profile. It should also be noted that crime is high almost everywhere in Ukraine and police corruption is extensive. This at times mitigates against the enforcement of law and order. Also, given the county’s struggle with intense racist attitudes, expats that are of African or Asian descent, should pause and consider this before relocating to Ukraine.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Ukraine

expatarrivals-ukraine    numbeo-ukraine     numbeo-kiev     internations-ukraine

worldofexpats-ukraine     everyculture-ukraine     expatwoman-ukraine     go2kiev-handbook

Cost of Living

Cost of living

Residing in Ukraine is good on the western expatriate’s budget. Indeed, according to Xpatulator’s July 2016 report, the cost of living is well below the international average. This becomes apparent when one purchases any number of goods and services in Ukraine such as a transport, healthcare, furniture and appliances, personal care item, an Internet plan, groceries, restaurant meals, alcohol and local retail recreation. Assuming that a teaching expat negotiates a fair remuneration with their new international school employer, they should be able to both live comfortably in Ukraine (fully exploiting all the wonderful things that it has to offer) as well as save some money.

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Ukraine

uatoday-ukraine     xpatulator-Kiev     numbeo-ukraine     expatistan-kiev

expatua-ukraine     numbeo-kiev    numbeoOdesa



In the Ukraine the climate is continental in nature, having cold winters and warm summers, which get gradually warmer the further south east you go. The southern area, which overlooks the Black Sea, has slightly milder weather in winter, but the majority of the Ukraine is freezing during winter. Spring starts to see the thaw after winter and by end of April to May the climate is quite pleasant.The temperatures start to decrease rapidly in Autumn and by October/November it is very cold. Summers are pleasant and temperatures vary depending on which part of the country you are in. Warm in the north to hot in the south. Summer temperatures range from lows of 8 to highs of 26 degrees Celsius and winters from -9 to 5 degrees Celsius.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

You are no longer able to register as private entrepreneurs in Ukraine and render services such as teaching while paying a fixed monthly tax. Regulations now require all foreign nationals to obtain a work permit.The Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairswebsite has more information

To obtain a work permit, you must have been accepted to work for a school in Ukraine. You cannot do the paperwork by yourself as many of the required documents can only be provided by an your new school. Other documents such as you Police clearance and Degree certificate will be your responsibility to get attested and supply. This process can take some time, and often causes delays in the issuing of visas.

Further information and advise is available here…

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and International News. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office      US State Department      BBC World News           Al Jazeera




School Profile Pages

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