The Ukrainian capital — Kyiv — ranked 20th out of 50 of the best cities for remote workers in 2021, according to Big 7 Travel. People seem happy with the smooth blend of co-working spots & friendly digital communities, delicious food, budget accommodation and rich history on every corner. As a little extra — the transport passes are also the cheapest in Europe, at close to 6 EUR per month.
However, Kyiv isn’t the only amazing place for remote workers in the country. And this article aims to prove that. Read on.
Often called The Paris of Ukraine, Lviv is a fantastic option for remote workers — it offers all city life’s perks and extremely fast Wi-Fi but at a more affordable price than Kyiv. The monthly cost of living for a digital nomad is about 1040 EUR.
Besides, the capturing UNESCO-listed Old Town, the lively pubs, and parks are just some spots where you can hang out on your own or with fellow digital nomads.
However, one thing to take into consideration — there aren’t as many co-workings as in Kyiv, but more and more are popping up here and there pretty fast. We recommend adding these cosy co-working spaces to your bucket list:
Odessa, the fifth-largest in Ukraine, is certainly one of the coolest cities to explore. It’s authentic, has lively nightlife and significantly warmer weather due to its location on the Black Sea. In addition, the increasing popularity of remote work in Odessa, makes it 100% nomad-friendly. The average cost of living for a digital nomad is 950 EUR/month.
For your convenience, we’ve picked the highest-rated coworking spots in Odessa:
Kharkiv — the second-largest city in Ukraine — is popular for being a “student city” because it has more than 30 universities, a large high-tech startup ecosystem, and a buzzing nightlife. What also captures you are the well-preserved Stalin Neoclassicism post-war buildings, Aristocratic palaces, Art Nouveau houses, and cool parks. The average cost of living for a digital nomad is 860 EUR/month.
Some of our digital specialists from Ukraine strongly recommend the following coworking spaces:
Finally, we can’t skip Dnipro (previously Dnipropetrovsk), proudly named after the Dnieper River. It is a lot less popular among remote workers compared to the other cities we mentioned. However, it might be the right option for you if you prefer less crowded cities, tasty beer, and affordable housing. As a reference, the average cost of living for digital nomads is 370 EUR/month.
If you’re staying in Dnipro, make sure to visit Monastyrsʹkyy Ostri – a tiny island near the right bank of the Dnipro river.
We’ve shortlisted a couple of co-working spaces in Dnipro:
Things to consider before choosing Ukraine for your next remote work stop:
- The majority of local people in Kyiv speak good English, which is not applicable to other Ukrainian cities. At least, the younger generation in Ukraine (under 30) have a working knowledge of English and this percentage is growing steadily.
- The country is pretty cashless, meaning cards are being accepted almost everywhere.
- The best time of the year is between June and September. The average temperatures range from 20 to 30 °C, making it an excellent time for outdoor activities before/after work.
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