Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 421
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 265
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 157
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 67
12 eggs, large руб 110
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 176
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 291
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 100
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 62
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 655
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 30
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 105,089
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 59,183
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,124
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 61,270
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 38,576
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,628
Internet 8MB (1 month) руб 434
40” flat screen TV руб 30,275
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,231
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 418
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 374
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 6,030
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,332
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,200
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,783
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,264,430
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 38
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,808
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 417
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 493
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 613
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,597
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 282
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 150
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 157
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 67
Tube of toothpaste руб 98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,131
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 2,029
2 tickets to the movies руб 842
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 8,552
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,384
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 489
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 253
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 287
iPod nano 16GB руб 11,910
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.82
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 7,396
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 108
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,251 prices entered by 419 different people.
Latest price update: August 28, 2016.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
194th
out of 264
eastern europe
5th
out of 29

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

the world
3rd
the world
4th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
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1st

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