- Cost of Living
- Russia
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 10% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Russia is 10% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | руб 367 (E£ 99) | E£ 148 | - 33% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | руб 295 (E£ 79) | E£ 69 | + 15% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | руб 133 (E£ 36) | E£ 39 | - 9% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | руб 64 (E£ 17) | E£ 14 | + 22% | |

12 eggs, large | руб 84 (E£ 23) | E£ 22 | + 4% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | руб 158 (E£ 43) | E£ 11 | + 298% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | руб 331 (E£ 89) | E£ 32 | + 177% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | руб 95 (E£ 26) | E£ 25 | + 2% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | руб 36 (E£ 10) | E£ 6 | + 50% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | руб 66 (E£ 18) | E£ 21 | - 18% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | руб 540 (E£ 145) | E£ 162 | - 11% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | руб 92 (E£ 25) | E£ 12 | + 102% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | руб 32 (E£ 9) | E£ 5.94 | + 46% | |

Housing | + 73% | |||

Housing in Russia is 73% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | руб 77,852 (E£ 20,948) | E£ 8,203 | + 155% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | руб 41,125 (E£ 11,066) | E£ 4,751 | + 133% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | руб 6,178 (E£ 1,662) | E£ 893 | + 86% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | руб 37,608 (E£ 10,119) | E£ 5,885 | + 72% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | руб 25,295 (E£ 6,806) | E£ 3,601 | + 89% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | руб 4,210 (E£ 1,133) | E£ 594 | + 91% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | руб 478 (E£ 129) | E£ 252 | - 49% | |

40” flat screen TV | руб 26,460 (E£ 7,120) | E£ 6,202 | + 15% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | руб 5,637 (E£ 1,517) | E£ 3,087 | - 51% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | руб 430 (E£ 116) | E£ 91 | + 28% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | руб 492 (E£ 132) | E£ 88 | + 51% | |

Clothes | + 7% | |||

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

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | руб 5,009 (E£ 1,348) | E£ 930 | + 45% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | руб 2,969 (E£ 799) | E£ 824 | - 3% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | руб 5,659 (E£ 1,523) | E£ 1,911 | - 20% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | руб 7,515 (E£ 2,022) | E£ 1,232 | + 64% | |

Transportation | - 7% | |||

Transportation in Russia is 7% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | руб 1,070,660 (E£ 288,089) | E£ 460,034 | - 37% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | руб 41 (E£ 11) | E£ 5.63 | + 98% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | руб 1,759 (E£ 473) | E£ 424 | + 12% | |

Personal Care | + 29% | |||

Personal Care in Russia is 29% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | руб 312 (E£ 84) | E£ 37 | + 126% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | руб 523 (E£ 141) | E£ 79 | + 78% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | руб 1,497 (E£ 403) | E£ 253 | + 59% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | руб 232 (E£ 62) | E£ 51 | + 22% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | руб 161 (E£ 43) | E£ 52 | - 17% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | руб 221 (E£ 60) | E£ 46 | + 30% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | руб 69 (E£ 19) | E£ 20 | - 8% | |

Tube of toothpaste | руб 100 (E£ 27) | E£ 21 | + 30% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | руб 600 (E£ 162) | E£ 64 | + 152% | |

Entertainment | - 1% | |||

Entertainment in Russia is 1% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | руб 1,572 (E£ 423) | E£ 322 | + 31% | |

2 tickets to the movies | руб 669 (E£ 180) | E£ 129 | + 40% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | руб 5,377 (E£ 1,447) | E£ 681 | + 112% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | руб 3,447 (E£ 928) | E£ 501 | + 85% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | руб 385 (E£ 104) | E£ 91 | + 14% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | руб 181 (E£ 49) | E£ 39 | + 26% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | руб 231 (E£ 62) | E£ 56 | + 11% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | руб 31,989 (E£ 8,608) | E£ 10,910 | - 21% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | руб 3.76 (E£ 1.01) | E£ 4.61 | - 78% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | руб 3,101 (E£ 834) | E£ 776 | + 8% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | руб 134 (E£ 36) | E£ 35 | + 3% | |

TOTAL | + 16% |

These prices were last updated on September 23, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.26908
EGP
/
RUB

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#
Cost of living in
**Russia**
is
**16% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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