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Zhytomyr (Ukrainian: Жито́мир pronounced [ʒɪˈtɔmɪr], Russian: Жито́мир, Polish: Żytomierz, Yiddish: זשיטאָמיר‎) is a city in the north of the western half of Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Zhytomyr Oblast (province), as well as the administrative center of the surrounding Zhytomyr Raion (district). The city of Zhytomyr is not a part of Zhytomyr Raion: the city itself is designated as its own separate raion within the oblast; moreover Zhytomyr consists of two so-called "raions in a city": Bohunskyi Raion and Koroliovskyi Raion (named in honour of Sergey Korolyov). Zhytomyr occupies an area of 65 square kilometres (25 square miles). Its population is 271,303 (2013 est.). Zhytomyr is a major transportation hub. The city lies on a historic route linking the city of Kiev with the west through Brest. Today it links Warsaw with Kiev, Minsk with Izmail, and several major cities of Ukraine. Zhytomyr was also the location of Ozerne airbase, a key Cold War strategic aircraft base located 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) southeast of the city. Important economic activities of Zhytomyr include lumber milling, food processing, granite quarrying, metalworking, and the manufacture of musical instruments. Zhytomyr Oblast is the main center of the Polish minority in Ukraine, and in the city itself there is a large Roman Catholic Polish cemetery, founded in 1800. It is regarded as the third biggest Polish cemetery outside Poland, after the Lychakivskiy Cemetery in Lviv and Rasos Cemetery in Vilnius.

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Facts and Stats for Zhytomyr*

  • Pollution Statistics in Zhytomyr

    Know the pollution level of Zhytomyr before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 83.33 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 58.33 (Moderate)
  • Zhytomyr: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Zhytomyr for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Zhytomyr.

    • Burglary and Theft 81.25 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 93.75 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 68.75 (High)
  • Living in Zhytomyr - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 43.49 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 68.97 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 24.99 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 46.76 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.3 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 28.02 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Zhytomyr

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Zhytomyr

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.85 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.73 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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