- Cost of Living
- Russia
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 7% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Russia is 7% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | руб 355 (E£ 96) | E£ 146 | - 34% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | руб 285 (E£ 77) | E£ 70 | + 10% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | руб 134 (E£ 36) | E£ 39 | - 7% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | руб 64 (E£ 17) | E£ 14 | + 18% | |

12 eggs, large | руб 82 (E£ 22) | E£ 22 | + 1% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | руб 147 (E£ 40) | E£ 11 | + 271% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | руб 311 (E£ 84) | E£ 33 | + 157% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | руб 94 (E£ 25) | E£ 26 | - 1% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | руб 35 (E£ 10) | E£ 7 | + 38% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | руб 62 (E£ 17) | E£ 22 | - 25% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | руб 523 (E£ 141) | E£ 152 | - 7% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | руб 94 (E£ 25) | E£ 13 | + 100% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | руб 31 (E£ 8) | E£ 5.73 | + 48% | |

Housing | + 65% | |||

Housing in Russia is 65% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | руб 75,648 (E£ 20,371) | E£ 8,335 | + 144% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | руб 40,722 (E£ 10,966) | E£ 5,159 | + 113% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | руб 6,208 (E£ 1,672) | E£ 908 | + 84% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | руб 38,306 (E£ 10,315) | E£ 6,098 | + 69% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | руб 25,041 (E£ 6,743) | E£ 3,794 | + 78% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | руб 3,902 (E£ 1,051) | E£ 610 | + 72% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | руб 482 (E£ 130) | E£ 251 | - 48% | |

40” flat screen TV | руб 26,711 (E£ 7,193) | E£ 6,021 | + 19% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | руб 5,841 (E£ 1,573) | E£ 3,030 | - 48% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | руб 395 (E£ 106) | E£ 102 | + 5% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | руб 537 (E£ 145) | E£ 91 | + 59% | |

Clothes | + 17% | |||

Clothes in Russia is 17% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | руб 5,258 (E£ 1,416) | E£ 874 | + 62% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | руб 3,050 (E£ 821) | E£ 761 | + 8% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | руб 5,486 (E£ 1,477) | E£ 1,862 | - 21% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | руб 7,257 (E£ 1,954) | E£ 1,123 | + 74% | |

Transportation | - 6% | |||

Transportation in Russia is 6% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | руб 1,132,050 (E£ 304,838) | E£ 444,807 | - 31% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | руб 42 (E£ 11) | E£ 5.87 | + 94% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | руб 1,702 (E£ 458) | E£ 435 | + 5% | |

Personal Care | + 11% | |||

Personal Care in Russia is 11% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | руб 318 (E£ 86) | E£ 41 | + 110% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | руб 504 (E£ 136) | E£ 74 | + 82% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | руб 1,317 (E£ 355) | E£ 334 | + 6% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | руб 230 (E£ 62) | E£ 60 | + 3% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | руб 160 (E£ 43) | E£ 50 | - 13% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | руб 207 (E£ 56) | E£ 52 | + 7% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | руб 69 (E£ 19) | E£ 26 | - 27% | |

Tube of toothpaste | руб 101 (E£ 27) | E£ 20 | + 33% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | руб 524 (E£ 141) | E£ 70 | + 102% | |

Entertainment | - 3% | |||

Entertainment in Russia is 3% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | руб 1,596 (E£ 430) | E£ 329 | + 31% | |

2 tickets to the movies | руб 670 (E£ 180) | E£ 134 | + 34% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | руб 5,573 (E£ 1,501) | E£ 728 | + 106% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | руб 3,373 (E£ 908) | E£ 524 | + 73% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | руб 373 (E£ 100) | E£ 91 | + 10% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | руб 179 (E£ 48) | E£ 42 | + 16% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | руб 226 (E£ 61) | E£ 43 | + 42% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | руб 31,480 (E£ 8,477) | E£ 10,473 | - 19% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | руб 4.91 (E£ 1.32) | E£ 4.68 | - 72% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | руб 3,130 (E£ 843) | E£ 820 | + 3% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | руб 137 (E£ 37) | E£ 37 | + 1% | |

TOTAL | + 14% |

These prices were last updated on November 18, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.26928
EGP
/
RUB

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#
Cost of living in
**Russia**
is
**14% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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