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Living in Kyiv, Ukraine:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

eight local experts

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Kyiv, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked eight people living in Kyiv what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


8 comments on “Kyiv”

Kyiv is one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe and it resides one of the kindest people I have ever seen. Although, you should be careful if you visit as a tourist since there are many scammers who are actually pretty girls who might want to take advantage of you by taking pictures with you and charge you a lot of money!

Valeriia, says: 2020

Living in Kyiv is expensive, especially if one needs to rent an apartment. At the same time, the city offers numerous opportunities both for work and recreation. This city is a good choice for those who love crowds and noise. Most people in Kyiv are hospitable and ready to help.

Nkundabera, says: 2020

Those who move to Kyiv should know that people are very sincere, so everyone will likely look grim; however, when they smile, you know this is real and not just for show. Second, the food and service are great. Third, the prices for virtually everything are way lower than in Europe or America, while the level of service and quality are comparable.

Joshua, says: 2020

I would highly recommend someone of move into my city. This place has everything one needs. My city has hospitals, schools, malls, parks, banks and everything else one would desire for. It has perfect roads along with classic sidewalks. My city is extremely clean with no point of contamination. It is not too populated and is an amazing place to move.

Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine. Kyiv is combination of old Baroque buildings, Soviet Union style architecture, and modern buildings. The quaint neighborhood of Podil contains all the charm of a picturesque European city. The more modern area known as Olimpiiska contains the newer amenities.

Ebenezer, says: 2020

Bring clothes for every kind of weather, as it changes constantly here. It would also be a good idea to learn a couple of phrases in Ukrainian to get around the city. But more importantly, be ready to discover tons of fantastic coffee places, cosy and delicious restaurants, and friendly talented people.

Anyone moving to this city must be aware that two languages are spoken here, Ukrainian and Russian, often together in a hybrid and it is worth being aware of a little of both. Although it is also vital to understand, if one is a beginner to learning Slavic languages, as I was, it is better to learn one prior to the next, as there is overlap and it can make it significantly complicated.

Kyiv is a beautiful city situation on the Dnieper river. Walking down one of the bridges, that run across, golden domes of its Cathedrals and Churches. Some people believe that the city is at its best in spring, but I think that it is even more marvelous in autumn. And have you ever tried Ukrainian cuisine? Your visit to Ukraine will be incomplete without trying some borshch or varenyky.

Viktoriia, says: 2020

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