Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 406
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 268
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 151
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 68
12 eggs, large руб 108
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 179
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 312
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 103
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 623
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 31
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 107,474
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 60,061
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,030
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 64,529
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 37,892
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,591
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 423
40” flat screen TV руб 31,884
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 6,288
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 364
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 507
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 6,547
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,793
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,926
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,746
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,300,610
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 38
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,921
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 409
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 577
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 675
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,583
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 273
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 157
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 181
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 74
Tube of toothpaste руб 104
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,318
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,994
2 tickets to the movies руб 832
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 9,168
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,705
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 530
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 232
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 280
iPod nano 16GB руб 12,080
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.52
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 5,889
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 112
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,752 prices entered by 398 different people.
Latest price update: January 18, 2017.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
146th
out of 224
eastern europe
2nd
out of 24

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

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

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