Zhytomyr Tourism

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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 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • 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 87.5 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 87.5 (Very High)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Living in Zhytomyr - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 38.28 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 68.1 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 23.31 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 51.39 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 26.25 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 23.05 (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 2.64 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.92 USD

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

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