Myths of the big city: we move to the capital.
Does Kiev believe in tears? 4 council for those who are going to settle in the capital.
On the nose & ndash; New year, the time, ideally suitable for the beginning of a new life. For example, to change jobs to better paid ones, to find a more comfortable apartment. Or try a solution that combines both of these options & ndash; move to another city.
Human craving for a change in the situation and the expansion of borders & ndash; pledge of civilization. It is difficult to imagine what would have happened to humanity if the primitive tribes had not moved to search for new lands, the Greeks did not rush north to the Black Sea, and in the 15th century Columbus did not go looking for the western way to India. Similarly with modern megacities, & ndash; they simply would not exist if everyone lived where they were born.
The greatest scope of urbanization reached after the Second World War. Post-war reconstruction, both material and economic, required a large number of people than the cities devastated by the war could provide, which caused mass migration from villages and small towns. Arrived to restore the capital in them and stayed. From 180 thousand people in 1943 the population of Kiev grew to 1 million already in the late 1950s.
The process of resettlement in large cities continues even now. The main centers of attraction for Ukrainians are Lviv, Odessa, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk and, of course, Kiev. People go to big cities mainly for money and entertainment.
For the first material we chose Kiev, and we found out what steps new Kyivites should take.
1. Starting capital.
Trying to conquer a big city without a penny in your pocket & ndash; destiny of adventurers. A practical person for this must have a starting capital, including the amount of rent, food and transportation. The Spartan set of the conqueror of the capital is approximately the following: 2,25 and more thousands of UAH. for renting a room (or 7.5 and more & ndash; for an apartment), from one and a half thousand UAH. for food, transportation and other expenses. The traditional practice of many visitors from villages & ndash; products from the bed and the transfer from the parents, allowing you to save on food.
2. The scale of the city.
Residents of small towns are often lost in the metropolitan scale. Bus routes with three-digit numbers, incomprehensible for both motorists and pedestrians of the denouement, monotony of huge areas, and most importantly & ndash; lack of sensible navigation. Try to figure out if two buses and trolleybus routes with the same numbers can take place in one place, carrying them to different parts of the city.
Before the 2012 European Football Championships, the situation began to improve. Navigation in the metro was first modernized from the Soviet years (although the idea with the numbering of outputs from the stations and the color differentiation of pointers on different lines to the mind never did), in land transport voice announcements were again earned, and in some areas the number plates with illumination. The main routes of public transport are tied to the schedule of the metro and go to one o’clock in the morning. A small lighthouse by metro & ndash; regardless of the mode of operation of the station, trains to the terminal are sent from each of the subway stations at 0:30.
But, as experience shows, having traveled by interviews and in search of housing, in a few months the newly-bred Kyivan begins to orient in the city no worse, and sometimes even better than indigenous ones. In addition to the usual navigators, Yandex-maps with the construction of routes (road and public transport), a city transport schedule and an application with GPS-monitoring of public transport EasyWay can help in the orientation. And do not hesitate to ask the local people for directions.
For sure, the main factor of migration to Kyiv is & ndash; a busy work market. The choice among thousands of companies in a wide variety of industries can not be compared with a rather meager supply in small towns and district centers that have one or two enterprises in each area.
There is a legend that in the capital the career will have to start again, since no one will take into account the “provincial” experience of the applicant. Indeed, a career in Kiev can be done from scratch, but not because of the prejudice of the employer, but because of the freedom of choice. In addition, at your service & ndash; all sorts of master classes, conferences and lectures that will add to your professional portrait the one that was not enough at home.
In search of work, you should not disdain in any way. The lion’s share of successful employment is due to the Internet, but a real ad can also be found in the newspaper “I offer work.” Visiting several interviews a day, you can get a job in a couple of days.
If you do not have a second cousin in Kiev who agrees to shelter you for an indefinite period, you will have to look for housing on your own. Option two & ndash; renting a room (from 1500 UAH) or an apartment (from 3000 UAH). If you have a small start-up capital, and work has not yet been found, you can use the service of couchsurfing https://www.couchsurfing.com/, https://vk.com/couchsurfing_ua. His essence is & ndash; in giving people a night’s lodging for a short time. Couch-surfing is based on trust & ndash; it is implied that neither the guest nor the host will harm each other.
There are two options for those wishing to rent a room & ndash; room in the apartment where the owners live, and a room in a kind of communal apartment without owners (they, of course, are, but visit only once a month). Room & ndash; Not the most comfortable option, because all public places & ndash; a bathroom, a kitchen, a refrigerator will have to be shared with the neighbors. Apartment, even the smallest & ndash; much better. And if you go with friends, then spending on an apartment per person will not be more than a room.
The cheapest apartment requires a down payment of at least 7.5 thousand hryvnia & ndash; Payment for the first and last months of rent and a commission of 1,500 (half of the monthly cost). If you are lucky, you can rent an apartment directly from the owner & ndash; then you can do without commission. When renting a room, as a rule, the amount for the last month of residence does not take, so the minimum down payment is & ndash; from 2250 UAH.
Myths of the big city: we move to the capital.