Vinnytsia is a fascinating ancient city which is located in the center of Ukraine and is also the largest city in the Podolia region. The city is known for being an important industrial and economic center in the area and is also an important trade center. Expats living in Vinnytsia will be able to take in the city’s many sights and attractions, which include the War Veterans Museum to be found in a former water tower, the Arch in Gorky Park and many outdoor parks and spaces. Vinnytsia is sometimes known as "The Students' City of Ukraine" due to the large number of students who study at the many universities based in the city. Expats living in Vinnytsia will also be able to take in the city’s many outdoor spaces and sample some of the local culture at the many bars, restaurants and shops.
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The cost of living in Vinnytsia is comparable to the rest of Ukraine, which is lower than in a number of European countries, with housing also very affordable. Expatriates moving to Vinnytsia will find the city is easy to navigate thanks to an extensive tram system, as well as being within easy access of other cities in Ukraine. Vinnytsia even has its own airport - Havryshivka International Airport. The local climate tends to feature hot summers and short winters, although these are often met with snowfall and cold temperatures. Expats moving to Vinnytsia with families should note that there are a number of schools in the area including private schools, and various universities specializing in different areas such as medicine and technology. Any expatriate new to Vinnytsia and Ukraine should sign up to InterNations and use the platforms features, such as for example the forums, to connect with fellow expatriates in order to find out more information about the city from an expat perspective.
Expatriates looking for work in Vinnytsia will find that there are a number of industries present in the city. Some of the city’s major employers include the Roshen Confectionery Corporation, which has a large presence in Vinnytsia, the Vinnytsia Bearing Works and others. There are opportunities for expats in Vinnytsia to work in areas such as construction, agriculture, manufacturing and production, whilst the city is also known for being a center for IT services. Retail and leisure are further key employers in the area as are the education, healthcare and public services sectors. For more information about working in Vinnytsia, expatriates should join InterNations and interact with fellow expats who may be able to offer an insight into life as an expat in Vinnytsia, and other aspects of life in the city such as culture, housing, education, and transport.