In Ukraine, you've got plenty of choices for where to stay. You can pick from different kinds of places like hotels with different stars, hostels, apartments you can rent, or guesthouses. On average, spending a night in Ukraine might cost you around 9 euros in a hostel, roughly 22 euros in a 3-star hotel, and about 150 euros for a fancy luxury hotel. To find the perfect place to stay and make a booking, click here.
If you're planning an extended stay, in compliance with the Ukrainian Visa rules and regulations, like a year or more, considering a long-term apartment rental can be a more economical option. Typically, long-term rentals offer lower prices compared to daily rates, but keep in mind that the minimum rental term is usually 4-6 months, varying depending on the owner.
Realtor commissions, ranging from 50% to 100% of the monthly rent, are a one-time payment. This fee is incurred when you engage a realtor's services to secure your rental.
To explore long-term accommodation options in Ukraine, check out these websites and apps:
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Typically, you can easily purchase a SIM card upon your arrival at the train station. If unavailable at your location, you'll find SIM cards at official stores of cellular service providers, appliance shops, convenience stores, or larger supermarkets.
SIM cards and data packages are reasonably priced in Ukraine, starting from as low as 4 euros for a package offering 20GB of data.
If your phone has only one SIM card slot, check if it supports the "eSIM" standard – these are virtual SIM cards that you can get from all the providers listed below.
Either way, ask the person in the store to help you with the activation of the card, as it may involve interacting with a Ukrainian-speaking voice bot if you do it later.
Key cellular service providers in Ukraine include: