News / 27 June 2008 | 13:48
TOP 55 cities in Ukraine
Ukrainians tend to change their residence in search of better life. People from regions come in Kyiv for higher wages, while residents of Kyiv, on the contrary, rent out their flats and move to the provinces to have quiet life. So what are the most desirable cities for Ukrainians?
It the second time Focus in Ukraine makes the analysis of life conditions in 55 biggest Ukrainian cities using more than 10 characteristics.
According to the analysis, the best city of Ukraine is Chernivtsi, which was one of the 5 best last year, then Kyiv and Yalta.
What is interesting the top 10 is presented mainly by the western cities while the eastern industrial centres were thrown to the end of the list: Dnipropertovsk (44), Donetsk (45), Kharkiv (50) and the 55th place is occupied by Zaporizhzhya.
There were also the winners in separate nominations:
Kyiv – as in the previous rating – is the most attractive city for investors and tourists. The capital has the smallest unemployment rate and the highest wages. The residents of Kyiv get state financing more than any other in Ukraine. It is not surprisingly that Kyiv has the highest migration increase.
Kerch became the leader in infrastructure.
Chernihiv got the title of the most ecologically clean city.
Kolomya has got the lowest crime level.
Simferopol provides the most affordable municipal services.
Sudak is a city with the highest concentration of historical and cultural objects.
Top 10 of best Ukrainian cities:
The cities were analyzed according to the infrastructure (kindergartens, schools, hospitals, supermarkets and markets), also considering the level services and utilities, ecology, crime, unemployment, investment and tourist attractiveness.
The social aspect of analysis included the average salary, municipal services, average price for sq m, which characterizes the affordability of habitation, the number of high education institutions of III and IV accreditation levels, also the number of theatres and cinemas, houses and palaces of culture, the records of architecture, history and archeology and cultural areas.
The research also included business capacities of the cities – the number of enterprises and private entrepreneurs, the level of banking services, financing from the city authorities and migration processes.
Top 55 cities in Ukraine:
Chernivtsi, Kyiv, Yalta, Chernihiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Mukachevo, Truskavets, Illichivsk, Lviv, Lutsk, Irpin, Sevastopol, Kam’yanets-Podilskyi, Kolomya, Khmelnytskyi, Simferopol, Uzhhorod, Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyi, Poltava, Odesa, Ternopil, Svalyava, Myrhorod, Kirovohrad, Bila Tserkva, Feodosia, Mykolaiv, Uman, Ostroh, Netyshyn, Sumy, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Pivdennoukrainsk, Alushta, Rivne, Vinnytsya, Enerhodar, Boryspil, Kherson, Sudak, Vushhorod, Pavlohrad, Dnipropetrovsk, Mariupol, Donetsk, Kerch, Kremenchuh, Brovary, Kharkiv, Berdyansk, Artemivsk, Yevpatoria, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhya.