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Cost of small coffeeshop in Ukraine

So many people is asking me for cost of coffeeshop in Ukraine, so I decided to make a small calculation and give the answer in one video how much it can cost.

Coffeeshops in general are very popular and profitable in Ukraine, so if someone is thinking about some business, it can be good idea.

Cost of Coffeeshop consist of 2 parts: equipment, which cost everywhere the same amount and cost of rent of place, which is different from the city and size.

So let’s start from equipment.

  1. Coffee machine – sure you can check which one you want and see the price, but in general it’s from 1,5$ for small coffeeshop and around2.5-5$ for bigger coffeeshop, and up to crazy amount of money.
  2. Coffee grinder. From 350$ and more.
  3. Water filter, to make it more soft – from 150$
  4. Mixer (for milkshakes and other drinks) – around 400$.
  5. Fridge for milk, ice – 150$.
  6. Coffee cups – 10 000 cups  – 160$
  7. Bar counter – 120$.

It’s very very basic things which you may need for coffeeshop.

Now about renting place. I am showing you real examples.

First let’s talk about Kiev
70sq. m in downtown – 1300$ per month.

28sq.m not in downtown- 200$ per month

5sq.m in downtown – 170$ per month

Not in Kiev:

35sq.m in downtown – 450$

69sq.m not in downtown – 450$ per month


now you can see how much it will cost you approximately to make a coffeeshop.

But actually I found a lot of advertisement, where you can take ready coffeeshop for rent already with all equipment.

See examples in Kiev:

850$ per month with all equipment and furniture.

Or with option to buy a ready business from 3000$.

Today I will not make you final calculation, as you see it’s vary, but I hope you will get a general idea. If you need my professional help, you can always write me to for more questions.

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Are Ukraine and Russia the same?

Ukraine and Russia. Is that the same country? Or what is Ukraine exactly: region, old name, part, country?

Well, for the most impatient guys I will answer: Ukraine is an independent country.

Now lets go into more deep explanation.

During all historical period Russia and Ukraine was changing their borders, names of country and form of country. In 20 century both Russia, Ukraine and other countries was the part of Soviet Union with the center in Moscow.  But even in this Union both of them was like independent countries with their borders.

When Soviet Union collapsed (in 1991), we got countries called Ukraine, Russia and others.

Now Ukraine and Russia are 2 countries, and they are neighbors.

Official language in Ukraine is Ukrainian, In Russia – Russian. This is not the same, it’s 2 different languages.

Russia and Ukraine has different traditions and different national look.

You will find all souvenirs in both countries is different.

In Russia this is matroshka, samovar, vodka. From Ukraine it is pysanka, bulava, motanka, vyshyvanka. This is the things how you for sure can differentiate Ukraine from Russia.

Ukraine and Russia has different visa policies for foreigners: Ukraine doesn’t require visa from Americans, Canadians and European citizens. Russia demand visa from them all.







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USA vs Ukraine: cultural differences

Every person know that culture of people in USA and Ukraine are very different. And sometimes there can be misunderstanding between people or you even can offence someone! So knowing main cultural differences is importing for dealing with Ukrainian people. I propose you different life situations to understand the difference between people.

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Basic Ukrainian Phrases

How to speak Ukrainian easy? There are the most simple Ukrainian phrases, which can be helpful in any situations. Learn them and you will be happy! Also you can watch video, to know how pronounce basic Ukrainian phrases. 
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