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Living in Ukraine

 Living in the flats or  in the apartments are always costlier then living in the University hostel. Living in the flats always give more responsibility and freedom.

Chernivtsy has a wide range of accommodation from modern multi unit houses to historic houses. When you decide to stay in the flat, you can search through local news papers or by the local agencies. Vacant flats are advertised in the newspaper, on notice boards and through rental agencies. Students can find different kinds of flats. You will need to budget very carefully to meet all your expenses, before selecting a flat.

Normally two room flats cost about 150$ per month in the center or near to the University. You can also approach the University International office for the assistance regarding flatting. We are advising the new students should stay in the university for the first and second course.

Transport In Ukraine

 Ukrainian cities are navigable by trolleybus, tram, bus and (in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk) metro. Urban public transport systems are usually overworked and overcrowded. There’s no room for being shy or squeamish – learn to assert yourself quickly.

Still, a ticket (kvytok or bilyet) is dirt-cheap. A single bus/tram/trolleybus ride costs 60 kopecks. It’s always simplest to pay the driver or conductor. Tickets have to be punched on board (or ripped by the conductor). Unclipped or untorn tickets warrant an on-the-spot fine, should you be caught.

For the metros you need a plastic token (zheton), sold at the counters inside the stations for 50 kopecks. Metros run from around 5.30am to midnight. Metro stations can have several names – one for each different line that passes through it.

Ukraine Money And Currency

The money in Ukraine may sound peculiar to foreigners, but it works in much the same was as the currency of most other countries. It is necessary to exchange your currency into UAH in order to get about the country effectively. Ukrainian money can be imported up to a limit of UAH1000 and exported up to a limit of UAH10 000 which makes it quite easy to get in and out of the country with money. If you wish to import foreign currency there is a US$10,000 limit as well as a US$5000 export limit. If you need to exceed any of these amounts, special permission must be obtained.

The currency of Ukraine is Hryvnya (UAH) which is comprised of 100 kopiyok. You will be able to get coins in 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 kopiyok denominations. Notes are available in groupings of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 UAH. If you need to exchange money, it is advisable that you do it only at a currency booth on the street or in banks, as exchanging money on the black-market can be dangerous. It is also a good idea to keep all receipts relating to money changing. Most banks are open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

Credit and Debit cards are not readily accepting in Ukraine and most travelers should be aware of the fact that Ukraine has a high level of credit card fraud. If you attempt to make use of traveler cheques, they should be made out in US Dollars but these are also not widely accepted. We strongly recommend that you make use of the various money exchanging methods available as this is the most commonly accepted form of currency in Ukraine.

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