If we compare monthly Internet fees in terms of hryvnias in different world’s capitals, Kyiv certainly tops the list. A country with more affordable Internet is hard to find. However, when comparing the bills as percentages of the average wages, Canberra turns out to be the best city to lead a digital life. But the ideal option would be working remotely from Kyiv and earning an American salary. In such a case, your Internet costs would make up only 0.06% of your average wage.
It’s worth noting that in many places, Internet service providers are far from being as swift in setting up a connection as they are in Ukraine. For example, Vadym, a former Kyiv resident who now lives in Germany, told that he had to wait for two months before he had his connection set up. Stories like this can often be heard from Ukrainians who have been living in various European countries since last year.
Interestingly, the price for a cup of cappuccino in Cape Town and Brasília is nearly the same as in Kyiv, while Internet access is significantly more costly there. Meanwhile, the excessively expensive cappuccino in Canberra, Australia, is compensated by one of the world’s most affordable Internet services.