Champions League Final 2018 in Kyiv: the rise and fall of accommodation prices, in charts.
Tens of thousands of fans have visited Champions League Final 2018 in Kyiv. Due to very high demand, prices for some rented appartments and most hotels have risen to an sky-high levels.
We have been following prices on booking.com and looking only for hotels and apartments in Kyiv. We havn't monitored other services. We've heard about fans who lived in hotels in Zhytomyr (more then 100km from Kyiv) becouse of much lower, "non-football" prices. Some fans have lived in university dormitories.
According to media reports, thousands of guests were invited, free of charge, by Kyiv residents. This self-organized initiative was an answer to information about sky-high prices in hotels. One of Facebook groups, which offered a free settlement, consists of more than 8 thousand of Kyiv residents.
As of May 4, more then 20 days before the Cup final, booking.com contained only 16 ads with an overwhelming price - the average price of a room for two people for May 25-27 was over 150 thousand UAH(about 6000 USD). For a non-football days, you can rent a very good apartment for a half a year with such a sum.
On May 5, the number of proposals increased to almost 50, and on May 7 they were over 300. Even some dental offices were advertised as a temporary live places.