Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district руб 434
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 265
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 145
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 62
12 eggs, large руб 89
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 130
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 327
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 92
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes руб 42
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 573
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 80
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 28
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 104,133
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,882
Internet 8MB (1 month) руб 390
40” flat screen TV руб 26,332
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt руб 5,250
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 364
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 506
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 4,900
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) руб 2,577
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) руб 4,751
1 pair of leather business shoes руб 7,934
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,041,470
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 36
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,845
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) руб 445
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) руб 360
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 274
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 135
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 173
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 65
Tube of toothpaste руб 88
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 998
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,925
2 tickets to the movies руб 837
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,921
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert руб 4,275
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 455
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 233
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 241
iPod nano 16GB руб 10,031
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.23
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 6,551
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 99
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 14,176 prices entered by 1,301 different people.
Latest price update: September 04, 2015.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
131st
out of 194
eastern europe
6th
out of 32

Cheapest and most expensive products in Moscow compared to other cities:

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1st
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2nd
the world
4th
the world
5th
the world
5th
eastern europe
1st

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