Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district руб 373
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 283
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 140
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 62
12 eggs, large руб 88
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 140
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 284
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 80
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes руб 41
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 55
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 552
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 24
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 106,738
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,073
Internet 8MB (1 month) руб 396
40” flat screen TV руб 27,474
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt руб 4,981
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 310
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 405
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 4,454
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) руб 2,440
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) руб 4,539
1 pair of leather business shoes руб 7,093
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 916,690
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 35
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,900
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) руб 542
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) руб 330
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 280
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 154
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 161
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 74
Tube of toothpaste руб 117
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 825
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,912
2 tickets to the movies руб 764
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 5,704
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert руб 3,982
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 432
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 244
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 222
iPod nano 16GB руб 8,236
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.25
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 5,569
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 83
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 12,724 prices entered by 1,169 different people.
Latest price update: April 26, 2015.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
106th
out of 193
eastern europe
1st
out of 28

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

the world
3rd
the world
4th
the world
5th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st

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