Kiev prices


100 UAH = 3.53 USD

Kiev hotel prices

Rating Price (USD)
4.41 - 10.59
7.06 - 13.03
8.90 - 30.40
17.87 - 68.15
49.29 - 84.32

Kiev hostel prices

Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed
2.31 - 5.51

Hotel seasons


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.

Recommended hotels


Premier Hotel Lybid

Doubles from €32/night

Our pick: The best cheap and central 3-star hotel in Kiev

Recommended hostels


ZigZag Hostel

Beds from €4/night

Our pick: The best cheap and central hostel in Kiev

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. Inflation in Ukraine has been a problem since 2014, so nominal prices might be higher, though that tends to go along with a better exchange rate for visitors.

Kiev attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Chernobyl Museum You'll need to pay a bit extra for an English-language audio guide since the signs are in Ukranian. You'll also have to pay more in order to take pictures. adults 0.35
children 0.18
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 1.77
children 0.88

Kiev transportation prices USD

Taxi from airport to city center 14.12 - 17.66
Sky Bus from airport to city center 2.82
3km taxi ride in Kiev 1.06 - 2.47
Metro ride in Kiev 0.28
Funicular ride 0.11

Kiev food and drink prices USD

Food type   Price
Budget breakfast If your hotel doesn't include breakfast you'll have little trouble finding a filling and cheap one nearby. 2.65 - 4.87
Budget lunch Cafeterias are cheap and popular in Kiev, and fast-food is also easy to find. 4.41 - 7.06
Budget dinner Cheaper sit-down meals can be harder to find here, but they exist if you follow the locals. 6.89 - 10.59
Beer (.5l) Local lagers in bars aren't terribly cheap in Kiev, but drinking from street vendors will save money if you dare. 1.06 - 2.12

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Kiev facts

Population 2,800,000
Metro area 3,700,000
Time zone UTC+2
Currency Ukraine Hryvnia
Airports Boryspil International Airport (KBP), Zhulyany Airport (IEV)

Avg temps & precip


Best months to visit

May, June, July, August

weather advise for AmsterdamWeather advice

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