Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Moscow

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 258,524
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 147,457
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Moscow
Current as of May 2022.

Change the currency:
Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 605
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 361
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 198
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 90
12 eggs, large руб 136
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 231
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 479
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 124
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 62
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 67
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 849
2 liters of coca-cola руб 137
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 58
Expatistan is a collaborative effort. The data gets better with every new price that you enter.
We need your help! Tell us about prices in Moscow.
Page-elements
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 141,607
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 77,088
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 10,178
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 68,195
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 50,830
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 4,650
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 477
40” flat screen tv руб 29,917
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 14,557
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 407
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 1,018
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 9,116
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 5,344
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 9,469
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 12,984
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 2,242,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 50
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,337
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 687
Expatistan is a collaborative effort. The data gets better with every new price that you enter.
We need your help! Tell us about prices in Moscow.
Page-elements
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 462
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 616
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 2,520
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 419
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 265
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 299
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 132
Tube of toothpaste руб 135
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,310
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 2,168
2 tickets to the movies руб 755
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 12,693
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 5,488
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 542
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 292
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 416
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 49,647
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 5.77
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,540
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 170
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 979 prices entered by 161 different people.
Latest price update: May 22, 2022

Do you live in Moscow? We need your help!

What is the price of

Utilities

in Moscow?

руб

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Prices recently added

  • Public transport in San Jose, Costa Rica costs ₡ 35,000 (about 1 hour ago)
  • 1 us gal of gasoline in Ibague costs COL$2,388 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in São Paulo costs R$ 25 (about 2 hours ago)
  • 1 us gal of gasoline in Anchorage, Alaska costs $1.33 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in São Carlos costs R$ 25 (about 3 hours ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in San Salvador costs $40 (about 3 hours ago)

Make a different comparison:

Compare cost of living between cities:
vs