Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Moscow

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 192,059
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 110,986
  • Cost of living in Moscow is more expensive than in 68% of cities in Eastern Europe (8 out of 22)
  • Cost of living in Moscow is cheaper than in 70% of cities in the World (168 out of 240)

List of prices in Moscow, Russia. Current as of Jun 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 444
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 264
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 164
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 73
12 eggs, large руб 99
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 158
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 338
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 102
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 65
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 611
2 liters of coca-cola руб 102
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 36
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 101,620
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 61,928
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 7,401
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 66,578
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 37,092
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 4,766
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 435
40” flat screen tv руб 25,209
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 6,308
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 638
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 699
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 6,639
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 2,829
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,424
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 6,827
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,379,140
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 47
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,161
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 388
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 426
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 585
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,650
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 288
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 162
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 221
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 89
Tube of toothpaste руб 95
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 877
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,948
2 tickets to the movies руб 773
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,267
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,035
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 443
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 244
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 259
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 29,945
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.07
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 5,306
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 162
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,451 prices entered by 206 different people.
Latest price update: June 01, 2020

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
168th
out of 240
eastern europe
8th
out of 22

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

the world
4th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
2nd

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