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Demand for housing in the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv rises sharply at the end of summer and lasts for several months, mainly due to increased number of students.

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Students have become the major factor of inflation in the sector.

"Every year in the high season, [residential] lease rises in price primarily for housing located along subway lines and around educational institutions. But even in the most remote areas of the capital, without subway, the rent of a one-room apartment with favorable conditions starts from UAH 7,000 [US$279]," the Ukrainian TSN news service said on August 27.