Kyiv is the world`s least expensive city to live - UBS

Source : 112 Ukraine

Financial experts of Swiss bank UBS presented their triennially analytical report Prices and Earnings
14:52, 21 September 2015

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Kyiv is regarded to be the least expensive city in the world, the UBS analytical review says.

According to the Swiss bank`s calculation, the average cost of the family living in Kyiv is $ 1, 273 per month, the apartment expenses will take $540 more. In comparison,  in the most expensive city - Zurich, monthly family expenses reach $3,600 dollars.

Along with the Ukrainian capital, Bucharest and Sofia are recognized as the cheapest cities. Zurich, Geneva and New York form the "troika" with the highest prices in the world: the average costs of their inhabitants are more than $3300. This amount does not include rent, but if to include it in the cost, New York automatically become the most expensive city in the world, shifting Zurich from victory podium: the total cost of living and an apartment in metropolis is reaching $4320.

Also, the bank has compared the wages in the most expensive and the least expensive cities. According to these data, a resident of Zurich in average receives $ 41 per hour (after tax), which surpasses the salary in Kyiv by 21 times. 

Related: Ukrainian wages increased for 19.4% compared to last year

Related: Cost of living in Kyiv is 63% cheaper than in Dublin

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