- Cost of Living
- Russia
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Russia**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 22% | |||
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Food in Russia is 22% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | руб 390 (E£ 112) | E£ 141 | - 21% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | руб 292 (E£ 83) | E£ 68 | + 23% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | руб 132 (E£ 38) | E£ 39 | - 3% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | руб 64 (E£ 18) | E£ 14 | + 29% | |

12 eggs, large | руб 87 (E£ 25) | E£ 21 | + 18% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | руб 163 (E£ 47) | E£ 11 | + 338% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | руб 311 (E£ 89) | E£ 31 | + 185% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | руб 97 (E£ 28) | E£ 25 | + 12% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | руб 37 (E£ 11) | E£ 7 | + 60% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | руб 64 (E£ 18) | E£ 21 | - 12% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | руб 522 (E£ 150) | E£ 160 | - 7% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | руб 94 (E£ 27) | E£ 12 | + 118% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | руб 35 (E£ 10) | E£ 6 | + 62% | |

Housing | + 92% | |||

Housing in Russia is 92% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | руб 77,978 (E£ 22,316) | E£ 8,111 | + 175% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | руб 44,874 (E£ 12,842) | E£ 4,805 | + 167% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | руб 6,525 (E£ 1,867) | E£ 890 | + 110% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | руб 39,071 (E£ 11,182) | E£ 5,675 | + 97% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | руб 27,034 (E£ 7,737) | E£ 3,470 | + 123% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | руб 4,906 (E£ 1,404) | E£ 579 | + 143% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | руб 476 (E£ 136) | E£ 273 | - 50% | |

40” flat screen TV | руб 29,346 (E£ 8,398) | E£ 6,218 | + 35% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | руб 5,521 (E£ 1,580) | E£ 3,080 | - 49% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | руб 413 (E£ 118) | E£ 86 | + 38% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | руб 572 (E£ 164) | E£ 88 | + 86% | |

Clothes | + 9% | |||

Clothes in Russia is 9% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | руб 4,984 (E£ 1,426) | E£ 942 | + 51% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | руб 2,779 (E£ 795) | E£ 812 | - 2% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | руб 5,479 (E£ 1,568) | E£ 1,972 | - 20% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | руб 7,728 (E£ 2,212) | E£ 1,300 | + 70% | |

Transportation | + 14% | |||

Transportation in Russia is 14% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | руб 1,118,580 (E£ 320,122) | E£ 467,720 | - 32% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | руб 40 (E£ 12) | E£ 5.18 | + 123% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | руб 1,942 (E£ 556) | E£ 329 | + 69% | |

Personal Care | + 38% | |||

Personal Care in Russia is 38% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | руб 296 (E£ 85) | E£ 41 | + 107% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | руб 556 (E£ 159) | E£ 81 | + 97% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | руб 1,391 (E£ 398) | E£ 252 | + 58% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | руб 254 (E£ 73) | E£ 54 | + 33% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | руб 173 (E£ 49) | E£ 51 | - 3% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | руб 205 (E£ 59) | E£ 47 | + 24% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | руб 72 (E£ 21) | E£ 20 | + 5% | |

Tube of toothpaste | руб 100 (E£ 29) | E£ 20 | + 44% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | руб 652 (E£ 187) | E£ 64 | + 192% | |

Entertainment | + 2% | |||

Entertainment in Russia is 2% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | руб 1,604 (E£ 459) | E£ 336 | + 37% | |

2 tickets to the movies | руб 656 (E£ 188) | E£ 127 | + 48% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | руб 5,324 (E£ 1,524) | E£ 680 | + 124% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | руб 3,540 (E£ 1,013) | E£ 512 | + 98% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | руб 402 (E£ 115) | E£ 93 | + 24% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | руб 180 (E£ 52) | E£ 38 | + 35% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | руб 206 (E£ 59) | E£ 55 | + 6% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | руб 32,428 (E£ 9,281) | E£ 11,085 | - 16% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | руб 4.00 (E£ 1.14) | E£ 4.75 | - 76% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | руб 2,848 (E£ 815) | E£ 695 | + 17% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | руб 127 (E£ 36) | E£ 34 | + 8% | |

TOTAL | + 30% |

These prices were last updated on July 17, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.28619
EGP
/
RUB

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 9,542 prices entered by 1,131 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Russia**
is
**30% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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