- Cost of Living
- Russia
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 9% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

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

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | руб 360 (E£ 97) | E£ 139 | - 30% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | руб 278 (E£ 75) | E£ 69 | + 9% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | руб 133 (E£ 36) | E£ 38 | - 6% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | руб 65 (E£ 18) | E£ 14 | + 21% | |

12 eggs, large | руб 81 (E£ 22) | E£ 21 | + 3% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | руб 138 (E£ 37) | E£ 10 | + 269% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | руб 310 (E£ 84) | E£ 31 | + 166% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | руб 93 (E£ 25) | E£ 25 | + 2% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | руб 35 (E£ 9) | E£ 7 | + 32% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | руб 60 (E£ 16) | E£ 22 | - 25% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | руб 532 (E£ 144) | E£ 150 | - 4% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | руб 96 (E£ 26) | E£ 13 | + 106% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | руб 32 (E£ 9) | E£ 5.69 | + 52% | |

Housing | + 64% | |||

Housing in Russia is 64% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | руб 75,340 (E£ 20,346) | E£ 8,598 | + 137% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | руб 39,678 (E£ 10,715) | E£ 5,254 | + 104% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | руб 6,137 (E£ 1,657) | E£ 880 | + 88% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | руб 38,444 (E£ 10,382) | E£ 5,801 | + 79% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | руб 24,360 (E£ 6,578) | E£ 3,965 | + 66% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | руб 3,704 (E£ 1,000) | E£ 619 | + 62% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | руб 479 (E£ 129) | E£ 234 | - 45% | |

40” flat screen TV | руб 26,419 (E£ 7,134) | E£ 5,850 | + 22% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | руб 5,951 (E£ 1,607) | E£ 2,926 | - 45% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | руб 391 (E£ 106) | E£ 97 | + 9% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | руб 509 (E£ 138) | E£ 91 | + 50% | |

Clothes | + 17% | |||

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

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | руб 5,499 (E£ 1,485) | E£ 902 | + 65% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | руб 3,037 (E£ 820) | E£ 808 | + 2% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | руб 5,637 (E£ 1,522) | E£ 1,787 | - 15% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | руб 7,478 (E£ 2,019) | E£ 947 | + 113% | |

Transportation | - 8% | |||

Transportation in Russia is 8% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | руб 1,208,140 (E£ 326,258) | E£ 438,533 | - 26% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | руб 43 (E£ 12) | E£ 6 | + 88% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | руб 1,702 (E£ 460) | E£ 491 | - 6% | |

Personal Care | + 15% | |||

Personal Care in Russia is 15% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | руб 324 (E£ 87) | E£ 37 | + 134% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | руб 508 (E£ 137) | E£ 74 | + 86% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | руб 1,237 (E£ 334) | E£ 287 | + 17% | |

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

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | руб 166 (E£ 45) | E£ 50 | - 11% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | руб 211 (E£ 57) | E£ 49 | + 16% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | руб 71 (E£ 19) | E£ 26 | - 27% | |

Tube of toothpaste | руб 104 (E£ 28) | E£ 21 | + 32% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | руб 515 (E£ 139) | E£ 72 | + 94% | |

Entertainment | + 8% | |||

Entertainment in Russia is 8% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | руб 1,688 (E£ 456) | E£ 322 | + 42% | |

2 tickets to the movies | руб 682 (E£ 184) | E£ 133 | + 39% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | руб 5,430 (E£ 1,466) | E£ 797 | + 84% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | руб 3,292 (E£ 889) | E£ 528 | + 68% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | руб 379 (E£ 102) | E£ 95 | + 8% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | руб 177 (E£ 48) | E£ 40 | + 21% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | руб 234 (E£ 63) | E£ 40 | + 60% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | руб 31,513 (E£ 8,510) | E£ 10,146 | - 16% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | руб 4.86 (E£ 1.31) | E£ 3.42 | - 62% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | руб 3,232 (E£ 873) | E£ 735 | + 19% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | руб 140 (E£ 38) | E£ 37 | + 2% | |

TOTAL | + 17% |

These prices were last updated on January 17, 2019.
Exchange rate:
0.27005
EGP
/
RUB

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 9,989 prices entered by 1,125 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Russia**
is
**17% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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