What could be better in the world than traveling? Put your life in a small suitcase, grab your favorite gadgets and go on a long journey, like a glorious Uncle Magellan? It’s a good idea, but the quarantine changed our plans a bit.
We invite you to take a ticket for our cruise ship “How to become a resident of Kiev: a short guide.” Passengers on board, our online navigation starts now. Full speed ahead!
First stop: how to choose your area in the vastness of Kiev.
Kiev is quite a large and colorful city. It is located on both sides of the Dnipro River, dividing the city into the right and left banks, which are completely different from each other.
The real heart of Kiev lies on the right bank. Its attraction is in its beautiful sites, cultural monuments and buildings that breathe history. This is definitely the business center of the city. The Left Bank has many advantages. For example, if you are in business or with an embassy, you will be able to get to your workplace quickly and conveniently. In addition, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the urban aesthetics of the old streets, such as Reitarska, Volodymyrska, Sofiivska and many more.
If you prefer to live in a quiet environment away from the hustle and bustle, the Left Bank with its sleeping areas will suit your taste. Plus, it’s easy to get to Boryspil Airport from the Left Bank, which adds points. Living on the left bank of the river is cheaper than living on the right, but getting to the center by car through traffic jams or crowded public transport is one of the main drawbacks. According to TomTom, Kiev is 7th in the world traffic index.
Our statistics confirm that expats feel much more comfortable on the Left Bank, so we’ll tell you more about it. In particular, we want to pay special attention to the very heart of Kiev, so loved by people from abroad.