Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 452
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 274
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 143
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 64
12 eggs, large руб 108
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 156
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 312
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 95
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 40
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 629
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 76
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 39
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 107,542
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 63,540
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,780
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 62,030
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 38,057
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,217
Internet 8MB (1 month) руб 434
40” flat screen TV руб 25,962
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,121
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 436
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 503
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,109
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,820
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,042
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,879
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,093,140
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 36
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,771
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 404
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 339
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 576
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,642
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 266
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 130
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 141
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 68
Tube of toothpaste руб 96
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 938
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,920
2 tickets to the movies руб 797
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 7,081
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,546
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 478
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 245
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 276
iPod nano 16GB руб 10,226
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.54
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 7,143
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 99
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 15,567 prices entered by 1,467 different people.
Latest price update: February 13, 2016.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
192nd
out of 241
eastern europe
14th
out of 30

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1st
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1st
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