Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 414
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 317
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 151
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 69
12 eggs, large руб 97
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 164
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 406
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 103
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 39
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 74
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 552
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 90
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 36
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 102,343
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 62,553
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 6,790
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 65,240
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 37,235
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,600
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 536
40” flat screen TV руб 27,195
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,754
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 368
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 702
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 4,724
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,081
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,437
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,680
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,158,230
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 42
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,870
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 597
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 257
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 615
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,809
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 232
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 181
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 205
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 78
Tube of toothpaste руб 94
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 919
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 2,031
2 tickets to the movies руб 835
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,354
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,608
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 445
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 256
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 284
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 29,837
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 7
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 4,383
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 130
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,985 prices entered by 358 different people.
Latest price update: September 21, 2018.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

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237th
out of 337
eastern europe
9th
out of 31

Cheapest and most expensive products in Moscow compared to other cities:

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