The average monthly salary in Ukraine in January-April 2016 was 4686 hryvnia (approximately USD $188). July 2016 Ukrstat reports provide breakdown by region and industry.
In 2016 the real disposable income of households in Ukraine dropped by 15% as compared to the previous year, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine reported. The actual income Ukrainians attain today is only 85.1% of the comparable period in 2015.
Average monthly salaries and wages in Ukraine
The average wage for the first 4 months of 2016 in Ukraine dropped to 4686 Ukrainian hryvnia. By today’s exchange rate it’s approximately USD $188.
Average salaries differ by region.
- The highest wages recorded in the city of Kiev, where in April 2016 they were 8228 hryvnia ($331) a month.
- Kiev region in total only achieved the average of 4966 hryvnia in April 2016 ($200).
- The level of remuneration has increased from January to April for the majority of regions.
- Fluctuations of the exchange rate between US Dollar and Ukrainian hryvnia cause adjustments to amounts in dollars, displayed for comparison purposes.
Top-8 regions with the highest salaries in Ukraine (April 2016)
- Kiev region: 4966 ($200)
- Dnipropetrovsk: 4870 ($196)
- Zaporizhya: 4746 ($191)
- Odessa: 4428 ($178)
- Mykolayiv: 4423
- Poltava: 4300
- Lviv: 4282 ($172)
- Kharkiv: 4210 ($169)
The lowest level of wages was recorded in April in Ternopil at 3442 ($138).
Regions where the monthly salary is below 4000 hryvnia
- Rivne: 3953
- Ivanovo-Frankivsk: 3918
- Cherkasy: 3911
- Zakarpattia: 3906
- Sumy: 3905
- Vinnytsya: 3837
- Volyn: 3762
- Chenihiv: 3762
- Khmelnytskiy: 3733
- Kirovhrad: 3694
- Kherson: 3677
- Zhytomyr: 3630
- Chernivtsi: 3571
- Ternopil: 3442 (lowest in Ukraine)
(This list excludes Donetsk, Luhansk regions.)
Ukrainian households obtain 45% of their income from wages and salaries. 35% of income is derived from social payments, transfers, and welfare, Ukrstat’s Household income and expenditure report for the first quarter of 2016 recorded.
There was also 9.5% decrease in financial assets per household recorded as compared to 2015.
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