Europe’s cheapest capital cityKyiv has recently come top in various annual surveys to identify the world’s cheapest cities. This is hardly surprising. The Ukrainian currency crashed in 2014-15 during the height of the hybrid war with Russia, and although the economy has since returned to growth, prices will take years to reach pre-2014 levels in dollar terms. As a result, the cost of everything from dining out to taking a taxi is still often ridiculously low. Prices are likely to be hiked significantly for the Eurovision Song Contest week itself, but nevertheless, most visitors will be amazed at how far their foreign currency goes in today’s Kyiv.