Kyiv, Ukraine Travel Guide

Last Updated: Dec 2023

With a location that is far off any normal European tour route, Kyiv 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.

Why Visit Kyiv

Kyiv Facts

Population 2,800,000
Area 3,700,000
Timezone UTC+2
Currency Ukraine Hryvnia
Airports Boryspil International Airport (KBP), Zhulyany Airport (IEV)

Where to eat and drink in Kyiv

Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast you'll have little trouble finding a filling and cheap one nearby.$3.55 - $5.78
Budget lunchCafeterias are cheap and popular in Kyiv, and fast-food is also easy to find.$6.05 - $8.41
Budget dinnerCheaper sit-down meals can be harder to find here, but they exist if you follow the locals.$8.15 - $13.14
Beer (.5l)Local lagers in bars aren't terribly cheap in Kyiv, but drinking from street vendors will save money if you dare.$1.31 - $2.50
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When to visit Kyiv

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January27171.9
February29181.8
March39261.5
April55391.9
May69502.1
June74562.9
July77593.5
August76572.7
September67491.9
October54401.4
November39302.0
December31222.1

Kyiv Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:58am6:13pm
21 Jun4:46am9:13pm
21 Sep6:43am6:58pm
21 Dec7:56am3:56pm

Where to stay in Kyiv

Kyiv Hotel Seasons

Kyiv Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar3.29 - 7.89
starstarstarstarstar5.26 - 9.70
starstarstarstarstar6.62 - 22.63
starstarstarstarstar13.30 - 50.74
starstarstarstarstar36.70 - 62.78
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Kyiv Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed1.71 - 4.10

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