BACKPACKER INDEX: US$18.11
Kiev hotel prices
Kiev is a business city more than a holiday city so the high season actually runs most of the year except during January, July, and August, except for a few weeks when nothing is going on in between. The other months (January, July, and August) are low season, at least in the higher-end Kiev hotels. Hostels won’t change prices much through the year.
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With a location that is far off any normal European tour route, Kiev struggles for Western tourists because you have to deliberately be going there rather than just drifting through on your way elsewhere. English isn’t too common at this point either, though most people report being able to get by without much problem.
Most things in Kiev are quite cheap by European standards, though there is the situation of newly-rich locals driving prices up and creating a posh class of restaurants and boutiques that didn’t exist until recently.
Hotels are cheap, at least, so those who make the trip can stretch their funds quite a long way if they eat and drink like a local rather than like a tourist.
Kiev attraction prices
|Chernobyl Museum||You'll need to pay a bit extra for an English-language audio guide since the signs are in Ukranian.||adults||0.86|
|Kievo-Pecherska Lavra||This monastery is one of Kiev's top attractions. Parts are free, but you pay for the caves and other sections.||adults||0.86|
Kiev Transportation prices
|Taxi from airport to city center||21.46 - 42.92|
|Sky Bus from airport to city center||3.43|
|3km taxi ride in Kiev||2.58 - 3.43|
|Metro ride in Kiev||0.17|
Kiev food and drink prices
|Budget breakfast||If your hotel doesn't include breakfast you'll have little trouble finding a filling and cheap one nearby.||1.29 - 2.58|
|Budget lunch||Cafeterias are cheap and popular in Kiev, and fast-food is also easy to find.||2.15 - 3.43|
|Budget dinner||Cheaper sit-down meals can be harder to find here, but they exist if you follow the locals.||3.00 - 5.15|
|Beer (.5l)||Local lagers in bars aren't terrible cheap in Kiev, but drinking from street vendors will save money if you dare.||1.37 - 2.15|
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|Airports||Boryspil International Airport (KBP)|
Avg temps & precip
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May, June, July, August
While Kiev isn’t usually as cold in winter as some might imagine, it’s definitely a time to avoid since there will be a snow cover from November through early March. Summers are warm and rarely blazing hot and spring and autumns tend to be mild without much rainfall to worry about at any time of year.
Sunrise and sunset