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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #60 on: August 29, 2010, 03:05:12 PM »
If he means Americans then he is absolutely correct. As popular as it would seem that say, Chicken Kiev, is around the world, since it's not served at McDonalds many Americans under the age of 45 may have seldom heard the term or experienced the delight.

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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #61 on: August 29, 2010, 11:10:55 PM »
I've heard the word before growing up in the states. It's just a bit old-fashioned in that no one here uses it much anymore.

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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #62 on: August 30, 2010, 12:50:33 AM »
Cutlets.
The thing is I have never (or hardly ever) heard or seen this word used by native speakers. Are cutlets actually cooked in the West? It looks like even if they are they are not popular.

Cutlets are popular as chicken cutlets or breaded or unbreaded veal cutlets.  They are available in the meat department in western Canada.  I've also seen them in the meat departments in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Honolulu and several other cities in the western US states.  They're popular because they're easy to cook.  You can simply bake them in the oven, don't forget to turn them over about half way through the baking.  They can also be pan fried on the stove.
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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #63 on: August 30, 2010, 01:55:34 AM »
Ok here's some actual prices, as of yesterday for general food items in Western Ukraine, compared to 2 years ago. They are compared to 2 years ago as it is easier for us to relate to that periiod when my wife was buying the same/similar items every day, so I know they are pretty accurate.

Prices are all in Grivnah  UAH

Product               Price Today    Price 2 years ago
1 litre juice           9.80                   5.70
Yoghurts               6.90                  5.00
Loaf of bread        3.09                  1.35
Cherry liquers
(157gms)              22.25                12.00
Mayonnaise          4.15                   1.90
Cheese spread     19.60                10.00
Litre water            3.70                  1.20

Others

Petrol / litre           7.80                  5.40 ish
Orbit chewing
gum                      3.40                  1.20
Georgian wine
per bottle             70.00                45 - 50UAH

Meal for 4 with
beer                     700.00               280.00
(this is actual, this meal we had at the same restaurant (Carpathian Mountains) this time with beer, last time with wine which is dearer)

Overall prices for general food products have increased significantly, whilst wages are actually dropping. This compounds the problem.

We visited my wife's last employer Chernivtsi TV and Radio a couple of days ago and although the business is doing reasonably well, the owner has stopped paying all bonuses and extra hours, so in effect the main staff are earning a lot less now than they were even a year ago. So general food stuffs rising and wages dropping is compounding the problem for the average man/women/family.

I will check on  clothing etc` if and when I get time.



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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #64 on: August 30, 2010, 07:14:02 AM »
OK clothes then, whilst out shopping today  :sick0012: with Ira I noticed nearly every clothes shop we entered had a 20% - 70% discount offer, but interestingly, NO shoe shops had any offers at all  ???

It amazes me how whenevr she tries on a 6 (European 36) over here it fits her well, whilst back in the UK a UK 6 very rarely fits (or only fits where it touches  :chuckle: ) and an 8 usually swamps her. They are just a different better shape over in the FSU  :-X

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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #65 on: August 30, 2010, 09:53:32 AM »
Ok here's some actual prices, as of yesterday for general food items in Western Ukraine, compared to 2 years ago. They are compared to 2 years ago as it is easier for us to relate to that periiod when my wife was buying the same/similar items every day, so I know they are pretty accurate.

Prices are all in Grivnah  UAH

Product               Price Today    Price 2 years ago
1 litre juice           9.80                   5.70
Yoghurts               6.90                  5.00
Loaf of bread        3.09                  1.35
Cherry liquers
(157gms)              22.25                12.00
Mayonnaise          4.15                   1.90
Cheese spread     19.60                10.00
Litre water            3.70                  1.20

Others

Petrol / litre           7.80                  5.40 ish
Orbit chewing
gum                      3.40                  1.20
Georgian wine
per bottle             70.00                45 - 50UAH

Meal for 4 with
beer                     700.00               280.00
(this is actual, this meal we had at the same restaurant (Carpathian Mountains) this time with beer, last time with wine which is dearer)

Overall prices for general food products have increased significantly, whilst wages are actually dropping. This compounds the problem.

Chris, given the amount the cost of food has gone up in Ukraine I'm seriously thinking of taking my own butty's next time i go tiphat
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Would she be offended to get a text without telling her ahead of time?

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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #66 on: August 30, 2010, 03:27:21 PM »
Not good!

If the government is crazy enough to enact pricecontrol you can expect big shortages and a huge black market!
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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #67 on: August 30, 2010, 10:09:06 PM »
OK clothes then, whilst out shopping today  :sick0012: with Ira I noticed nearly every clothes shop we entered had a 20% - 70% discount offer, but interestingly, NO shoe shops had any offers at all  ???

It amazes me how whenevr she tries on a 6 (European 36) over here it fits her well, whilst back in the UK a UK 6 very rarely fits (or only fits where it touches  :chuckle: ) and an 8 usually swamps her. They are just a different better shape over in the FSU  :-X

Hey mate check the price per kilo of the meat as well Nat says that has also gone up quite a bit.

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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #68 on: August 30, 2010, 10:56:49 PM »
OK clothes then, whilst out shopping today  :sick0012: with Ira I noticed nearly every clothes shop we entered had a 20% - 70% discount offer, but interestingly, NO shoe shops had any offers at all  ???

It amazes me how whenevr she tries on a 6 (European 36) over here it fits her well, whilst back in the UK a UK 6 very rarely fits (or only fits where it touches  :chuckle: ) and an 8 usually swamps her. They are just a different better shape over in the FSU  :-X

Chris it does make sense if you think about it.  She was born and raised in Ukraine so it's only natural that Ukrainian clothes would fit her best.  I'm sure if you took a woman born and raised in the UK to Ukraine she would have the same problem.  Ukrainian clothes would be a poor fit and UK clothes would fit her perfectly.   :)
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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #69 on: August 31, 2010, 02:45:23 PM »
Well, we all know what you get if you just print money

Price of 3 eggs

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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #70 on: August 31, 2010, 04:03:24 PM »
Chris, do you have the prices from 2009 as 2008 the crisis caused everything to be very cheap in 2008.  Might be better to compare to 2006. 

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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #71 on: September 01, 2010, 01:03:40 AM »
Ok here's some actual prices, as of yesterday for general food items in Western Ukraine, compared to 2 years ago. They are compared to 2 years ago as it is easier for us to relate to that periiod when my wife was buying the same/similar items every day, so I know they are pretty accurate.

Prices are all in Grivnah  UAH

Product               Price Today    Price 2 years ago
1 litre juice           9.80                   5.70
Yoghurts               6.90                  5.00
Loaf of bread        3.09                  1.35
Cherry liquers
(157gms)              22.25                12.00
Mayonnaise          4.15                   1.90
Cheese spread     19.60                10.00
Litre water            3.70                  1.20

Others

Petrol / litre           7.80                  5.40 ish
Orbit chewing
gum                      3.40                  1.20
Georgian wine
per bottle             70.00                45 - 50UAH

Meal for 4 with
beer                     700.00               280.00
(this is actual, this meal we had at the same restaurant (Carpathian Mountains) this time with beer, last time with wine which is dearer)

Overall prices for general food products have increased significantly, whilst wages are actually dropping. This compounds the problem.

Chris, given the amount the cost of food has gone up in Ukraine I'm seriously thinking of taking my own butty's next time i go tiphat

Start preparing now Dazzer  :chuckle:

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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #72 on: September 01, 2010, 01:05:03 AM »
OK clothes then, whilst out shopping today  :sick0012: with Ira I noticed nearly every clothes shop we entered had a 20% - 70% discount offer, but interestingly, NO shoe shops had any offers at all  ???

It amazes me how whenevr she tries on a 6 (European 36) over here it fits her well, whilst back in the UK a UK 6 very rarely fits (or only fits where it touches  :chuckle: ) and an 8 usually swamps her. They are just a different better shape over in the FSU  :-X

Hey mate check the price per kilo of the meat as well Nat says that has also gone up quite a bit.

I would Mark, but I'm done with shopping now, hate it at best, but if I get dragged in another store I will see what I can find  :) But yes, most foods have gone up as far as I can see.

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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #73 on: September 01, 2010, 01:06:04 AM »
OK clothes then, whilst out shopping today  :sick0012: with Ira I noticed nearly every clothes shop we entered had a 20% - 70% discount offer, but interestingly, NO shoe shops had any offers at all  ???

It amazes me how whenevr she tries on a 6 (European 36) over here it fits her well, whilst back in the UK a UK 6 very rarely fits (or only fits where it touches  :chuckle: ) and an 8 usually swamps her. They are just a different better shape over in the FSU  :-X

Chris it does make sense if you think about it.  She was born and raised in Ukraine so it's only natural that Ukrainian clothes would fit her best.  I'm sure if you took a woman born and raised in the UK to Ukraine she would have the same problem.  Ukrainian clothes would be a poor fit and UK clothes would fit her perfectly.   :)

Yes agreed Westy, you are probably right, although I know which way around I like it  :-X

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Re: The Cost Of Living In Ukraine 2010
« Reply #74 on: September 01, 2010, 01:08:14 AM »
Chris, do you have the prices from 2009 as 2008 the crisis caused everything to be very cheap in 2008.  Might be better to compare to 2006. 

I could probably route some out, but its not as easy to remember what we were paying in 2009 as we weren't living here.

BTW I notice property prices are down quite a bit, its a buyers market over here, I am considering buying again, I put it off 2 years ago, but the timing might be right about now.