Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 424
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 268
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 159
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 68
12 eggs, large руб 101
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 182
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 296
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 101
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 63
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 652
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 106,748
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 59,846
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,092
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 61,792
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 38,755
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,614
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 424
40” flat screen TV руб 30,134
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,094
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 424
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 361
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 6,150
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,475
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,432
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 9,206
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,262,720
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 38
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,837
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 393
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 1,733
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 163
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 73
Tube of toothpaste руб 102
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,273
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 2,101
2 tickets to the movies руб 851
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 8,733
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,531
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 484
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 250
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 293
iPod nano 16GB руб 11,910
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.74
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 7,400
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 110
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,190 prices entered by 412 different people.
Latest price update: September 29, 2016.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
182nd
out of 256
eastern europe
3rd
out of 26

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

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