- Cost of Living
- Russia
- Egypt
- Moscow
- Alexandria
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Moscow, Russia**
compared to
**Alexandria, Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 67% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Moscow (Russia) is 67% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | руб 259 (E£ 81) | E£ 68 | + 19% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | руб 231 (E£ 72) | E£ 65 | + 11% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | руб 167 (E£ 52) | E£ 33 | + 59% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | руб 12 (E£ 3.84) | E£ 14 | - 72% | |

12 eggs, large | руб 108 (E£ 34) | E£ 18 | + 83% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | руб 194 (E£ 60) | E£ 6 | + 885% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | руб 58 (E£ 18) | E£ 28 | - 36% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | руб 96 (E£ 30) | E£ 16 | + 89% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | руб 40 (E£ 12) | E£ 5.21 | + 138% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | руб 23 (E£ 7) | E£ 17 | - 58% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | руб 626 (E£ 195) | E£ 92 | + 111% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | руб 96 (E£ 30) | E£ 11 | + 166% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | руб 23 (E£ 7) | E£ 3.27 | + 119% | |

Housing | + 275% | |||

Housing in Moscow (Russia) is 275% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | руб 53,328 (E£ 16,630) | E£ 5,083 | + 227% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | руб 60,006 (E£ 18,712) | E£ 2,637 | + 610% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | руб 6,853 (E£ 2,137) | E£ 291 | + 633% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | руб 64,624 (E£ 20,153) | E£ 2,571 | + 684% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | руб 38,552 (E£ 12,022) | E£ 1,457 | + 725% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | руб 7,403 (E£ 2,309) | E£ 238 | + 870% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | руб 432 (E£ 135) | E£ 381 | - 65% | |

40” flat screen TV | руб 32,635 (E£ 10,177) | E£ 6,052 | + 68% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | руб 7,037 (E£ 2,194) | E£ 1,489 | + 47% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | руб 339 (E£ 106) | E£ 67 | + 57% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | руб 737 (E£ 230) | E£ 17 | + 1263% | |

Clothes | + 94% | |||

Clothes in Moscow (Russia) is 94% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | руб 5,232 (E£ 1,632) | E£ 735 | + 122% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | руб 3,406 (E£ 1,062) | E£ 604 | + 76% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | руб 5,861 (E£ 1,828) | E£ 1,448 | + 26% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | руб 10,051 (E£ 3,134) | E£ 581 | + 439% | |

Transportation | + 19% | |||

Transportation in Moscow (Russia) is 19% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | руб 1,253,600 (E£ 390,926) | E£ 356,935 | + 10% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | руб 22 (E£ 7) | E£ 3.35 | + 103% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | руб 346 (E£ 108) | E£ 123 | - 12% | |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | руб 349 (E£ 109) | E£ 21 | + 421% | |

Personal Care | + 212% | |||

Personal Care in Moscow (Russia) is 212% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | руб 341 (E£ 106) | E£ 24 | + 338% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | руб 530 (E£ 165) | E£ 87 | + 89% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | руб 1,770 (E£ 552) | E£ 98 | + 463% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | руб 232 (E£ 72) | E£ 40 | + 81% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | руб 145 (E£ 45) | E£ 19 | + 139% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | руб 167 (E£ 52) | E£ 23 | + 131% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | руб 83 (E£ 26) | E£ 13 | + 106% | |

Tube of toothpaste | руб 108 (E£ 34) | E£ 12 | + 192% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | руб 931 (E£ 290) | E£ 28 | + 946% | |

Entertainment | + 142% | |||

Entertainment in Moscow (Russia) is 142% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | руб 2,024 (E£ 631) | E£ 119 | + 432% | |

2 tickets to the movies | руб 752 (E£ 234) | E£ 86 | + 173% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | руб 5,232 (E£ 1,631) | E£ 244 | + 570% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | руб 1,946 (E£ 607) | E£ 214 | + 184% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | руб 471 (E£ 147) | E£ 52 | + 182% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | руб 241 (E£ 75) | E£ 24 | + 214% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | руб 144 (E£ 45) | E£ 19 | + 130% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | руб 32,070 (E£ 10,001) | E£ 12,013 | - 17% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | руб 2.78 (E£ 0.87) | E£ 0.23 | + 282% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | руб 5,378 (E£ 1,677) | E£ 433 | + 287% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | руб 26 (E£ 8) | E£ 26 | - 69% | |

TOTAL | + 121% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 2,381 prices entered by 379 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 16, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.31184
EGP
/
RUB

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#
Cost of living in
**Moscow (Russia)**
is
**121% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

For example, you would need at least

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