Cost of living in Kaluga, Russia

List of prices in Kaluga, Russia. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 261
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 216
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 95
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 51
12 eggs, large руб 71
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 57
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 153
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 58
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 44
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 55
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 450
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 85
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 23
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 55,018
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 41,148
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 3,745
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 35,018
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 18,459
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 2,599
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 637
40” flat screen TV руб 35,625
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 7,415
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 640
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 171
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 3,887
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,541
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 3,417
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 4,621
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,053,650
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 36
Monthly ticket public transport руб 500
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 255
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 665
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 329
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 566
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 191
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 120
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 162
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 68
Tube of toothpaste руб 109
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 490
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 2,071
2 tickets to the movies руб 498
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 1,571
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,873
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 182
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 153
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 138
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 30,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.23
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,405
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 89
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 10, 2018.

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