The increase in hot water rates is related to a change in gas tariffs starting from May 1 with the single gas price being set for all types of households at UAH 6,879 ($273) per 1,000 cubic meters, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to UNIAN.
In Kyiv, the hot water price will almost double to UAH 63-78 ($2.5 – $3.1) per cubic meter, as compared to the current prices of UAH 37-41 ($1.5 – $1.6) per cubic meter, depending on a utility supply company and the availability of a heated towel rail in a bathroom.
In the western Ukraine city Lviv, the price of hot water will rise to UAH 70-80 per cubic meter.
In Odesa, the price of hot water will increase to UAH 72.67 per cubic meter (with a heated towel rail) and UAH 67.9 per cubic meter (without a heated towel rail).
From May 1, the Ukrainian Cabinet introduced a single gas price for households at UAH 6,879 per 1,000 cubic meters.