Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 409
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 296
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 168
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 71
12 eggs, large руб 106
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 198
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 398
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 97
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 40
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 66
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 629
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 95
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 32
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 101,217
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 59,554
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 7,374
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 66,126
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 38,825
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 6,755
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 475
40” flat screen TV руб 32,465
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 6,853
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 356
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 741
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,082
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,435
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,858
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 10,211
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,224,340
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 40
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,039
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 360
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 280
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 575
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,783
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 224
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 156
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 193
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 83
Tube of toothpaste руб 107
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 893
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,929
2 tickets to the movies руб 788
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 5,444
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,885
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 479
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 240
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 288
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 32,070
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 3.00
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 5,353
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 126
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,266 prices entered by 375 different people.
Latest price update: February 19, 2018.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
216th
out of 341
eastern europe
3rd
out of 33
russia
1st
out of 4

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