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Re: Cost of living in Moscow
« Reply #150 on: February 23, 2014, 10:08:40 PM »
Since Kiev is cheaper than Moscow, I am paying too much ....

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But, not for too long.

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Re: Cost of living in Moscow
« Reply #151 on: March 18, 2014, 01:55:42 AM »
I went to a mega, I think in Odessa, but it might have been Kiev.  My usual store is TavriaB (V).

Nice video, wish I had that before my first trip.

I have a market across the street from me.  Robin Bobin.  Somehow they have markets and restaurants, not sure if they are the same chain or not.

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Re: Cost of living in Moscow
« Reply #152 on: March 18, 2014, 08:27:32 AM »
How's the wife, Wayne?
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #153 on: March 26, 2014, 10:24:09 AM »
And anybody find the way to send money to Ukrain, which is cheaper and safe?
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #154 on: March 26, 2014, 10:44:03 AM »
And anybody find the way to send money to Ukrain, which is cheaper and safe?

One possibility is MoneyGram (www.moneygram.com). Easy and safe for both parties and cheaper than WU.

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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #155 on: March 26, 2014, 11:44:29 AM »
And anybody find the way to send money to Ukrain, which is cheaper and safe?

One possibility is MoneyGram (www.moneygram.com). Easy and safe for both parties and cheaper than WU.

That's what I use.  It is to Russia but I can't imagine much difference.  There are countless locations to pick up the money as well and it can be there in a few minutes for pickup.
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Re: Best way to send money to Ukraine
« Reply #156 on: March 26, 2014, 11:45:58 AM »
And anybody find the way to send money to Ukrain, which is cheaper and safe?
There are various ways with different logistics and costs. If you can tell how often you need to transfer and what kind of amounts we might be able to give you proper suggestions :-) My way costed me EUR 2,25 each time but it really depends on the specific situation :-)

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Re: Cost of living in Ukraine
« Reply #157 on: April 15, 2014, 11:45:23 AM »
I've merged many posts and split others to put them into the proper category. When writing about the cost of living in Ukraine this is the correct thread.

If you are writing about the cost of living in Russia or Moscow, this is not the right thread.  :)

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Re: Cost of living in Ukraine
« Reply #158 on: June 04, 2014, 01:26:38 PM »
MoneyGram charges about 2% fee, which is always cheaper than Western Union. If you are sending a large amount of money, a wire transfer might have a fixed fee and be cheaper.

MoneyGram and Western Union are not currently working in Crimea.

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Re: Cost of living in Ukraine
« Reply #159 on: July 13, 2016, 05:41:23 AM »
I used to send with MG because it was cheaper, but two months ago I sent money with WU, since it was cheaper than MG.

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Re: Cost of living in Ukraine
« Reply #160 on: July 13, 2016, 06:25:37 AM »
I used to send with MG because it was cheaper, but two months ago I sent money with WU, since it was cheaper than MG.

Its even cheaper NOT to send any.. :chuckle:

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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #161 on: June 24, 2017, 08:11:36 PM »
gas etc is up by at least 200% if not more compared to this time last year.

Isn't that because Ukraine was stealing gas from Russia's pipelines last year and now it is paying it back via a price increase?

No, I think it was because they were getting a cut-rate deal from Russia before, but gas & oil are now moving up to market prices.

Ukraine ALWAYS paid more for gas than did Germany, even though that same gas travelled through Ukraine.

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Re: Cost of living in Ukraine
« Reply #162 on: June 24, 2017, 08:15:16 PM »
Has the cost of living in Ukraine gotten out of control.

Nat has been there for 6 weeks now and she says the cost of everything has now gotten ridiculous bread, milk, potatoes, bus fares, taxis, electricity, gas etc is up by at least 200% if not more compared to this time last year.
She says many people in her town just can not afford to pay the un-stopable price hikes on everything that are currently going on overthere especially on basic food items she says familys that live in the cities and dont grow there own food are really struggling at the moment.

I think the perspective from locals will be that prices have gotten out of control. Now, I haven't been back in almost 18 months.

But, at current exchange rates, I found prices reasonable.

In Grivnia, I found a 25% to 50% increase over 3 years. Even though the exchange rate went up 300%.

Unlike Russian, Ukraine paid dearly after the LGM vacationing in Ukraine.

I'll try to post some items this next trip over. I won't remember what they used to be.