It is difficult to generalize the costs of the web development services of Ukraine & India. The costs vary with your project requirements, level of quality expected, and even the proximity of your country from India and Ukraine.
So, for the same set of requirements, if we have to compare the development costs, we need to consider the following parameters.
1. Quality of Work
For anyone having experience in software development, it won’t be difficult to relate the quality factor to the cost of development. You can find some Indian developers giving their services in $5 an hour, but that does not mean it will meet your expectations of quality.
If your project is simple, and you are not very strict about quality, you can go for cheaper options.
But, in India, there are many high-quality developers who are paid around $10000 to $15000 per year, or more. You can find out the software development price range from the list of top software developers in India.
While in Ukraine, on an average, a software developer of the same grade earns about $25000 per year. Obviously, the cost of outsourcing varies with this.
2. Time & Travel Costs
You must evaluate the travel connectivity and travel costs as well; particularly if you are one of those who like to visit the offshore destination partner and interact with the team working on your project.
While comparing Ukraine and India on travel costs, it is important to evaluate these specifically with respect to your location. No matter these are not direct costs, but if you are choosing a distant outsourcing partner, these are significant.
If you prefer dealing with the outsourcing destination team online and do not need to visit the country, these costs can be ignored.
3. Culture & Language
Most companies from the USA find it difficult to manage the cultural and language differences when hiring an Indian company as an outsourcing partner, compared to Ukraine. Yes, it is a cost factor, unless your outsourcing partner manages the difference by providing you a team that is trained specifically on these factors.
Ukraine is undoubtedly a top software outsourcing destination. It has the advantage of time-zone, culture, and language for most European countries who want to outsource to the top software developers of Ukraine.
But, India is also a preferred outsourcing destination for low costs and high-quality software development. The costs are generally much less than those of Ukraine, even if you choose the highly paid developers from India.