Posted by Dan on February 16, 2004 at 17:31:28:
In Reply to: Re: The Answers You Seek . . . posted by Ryan on February 16, 2004 at 14:58:38:
A Euro-renovated apartment in the center of Kyiv will run from $750 to much more per month.
An older unrenovated apartment away from the center of Kyiv would run as little as $200 to $300 per month.
A nice apartment in a big city outside Kyiv will cost in the neighborhood of $200 to $500 per month.
It all depends on the amenities you seek and the location of the apartment.
BTW - the average monthly income is more in the range of $300 per month per capita - much more in Kyiv.
: Dan, do you by chance know how much an average flat would cost per month. I'm not looking for anything special, but cozy. I know if varies for what city you are in, but if the average income for a Ukranian household is around $50-$70 USD per month, I can't imagine it would be that expensive. Do you have any info on that? Thank you for all of your help. It's nice to get a straight answer on this message board!
: : Ryan,
: : On the visa application, I recall completing one box that asked where I would stay. It really doesn't matter too much what you say anymore. Not like in earlier times when foreigner movements were closely controlled and the authorities wanted (demanded) to know exactly where you planned to visit and then your stay in each place was registered.
: : Back in about the mid to late 90's legislation was passed to allow foreigners free movement within the country - even though the visa application still asks for the places you plan to visit. I seriously doubt if that section of the visa application is ever even looked at anymore.
: : I wouldn't advise leaving it blank - though it probably doesn't matter too much - just put the name of a city where you will spend at least some time and then forget it.
: : I hope this helps.
: : - Dan
: : : Thanks Dan!, this helps. One quick question though, do you have to specify one place of stay on the visa application, or can you just leave it blank?
: : : -Ryan
: : : : You can bring up to $10,000 USD (or equivalent) in cash, and up to $50,000 USD in traveler's cheques.
: : : : If you want to only take the Green line through Customs (a bit faster, perhaps), then you should only take less than $1000 (or equivalent). If you take more than $1000 - up to $10,000 - then you MUST declare it and pass through the Red channel in Customs.
: : : : So if you plan to bring $8,000 with you, it is perfectly legal. Just be sure to complete a declaration form (found at the entry into the Arrivals section of the airport), and pass through the Red channel in Customs.
: : : : Regarding your itinerary, you are free to move about the country as you wish. There are no restrictions to normal travel and no requirements that you specify, in advance, your exact itinerary. Of course, there are a few places that are off-limits such as military installations and nuclear power facilities and such, but most people aren't too interested in those places anyway.
: : : : I hope this helps.
: : : : - Dan
: : : : : I know this subject has been probably beaten to death, but I just want to clarify this one more time.
: : : : : I plan on taking a 3 month trip to Ukraine to work on a novel, and music.
: : : : : I plan on bringing about $8000 with me.
: : : : : I have read that you can only bring $1000 with, is that true? I also have heard you can bring any amount, as long as you declare it?
: : : : : Also, what are the stipulations on itinerary? I will be moving from hotel to hostel through out the country, so I can experience the whole culture of Ukraine, Will the consulate require every place I will stay at, because I won't know that until arrive.
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