Cost of living in Irkutsk, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Irkutsk

Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 100,332
Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 48,192
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List of prices in Irkutsk, Russia. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 289
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 193
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 109
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 51
12 eggs, large руб 70
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 91
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 225
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 84
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 49
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 48
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 488
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 22
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 37,944
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 23,580
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 3,353
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 21,299
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 17,254
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 2,194
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 479
40” flat screen TV руб 31,515
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 3,899
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 375
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 438
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 4,162
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,260
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 3,707
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 4,123
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 882,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 35
Monthly ticket public transport руб 675
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 332
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 396
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 505
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 947
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 255
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 175
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 190
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 74
Tube of toothpaste руб 86
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 351
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,307
2 tickets to the movies руб 459
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 1,149
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,679
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 302
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 132
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 201
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 17,254
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.04
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,418
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 94
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2019

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