Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 444
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 265
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 158
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 64
12 eggs, large руб 108
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 174
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 308
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 97
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 636
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 37
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 105,014
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 63,365
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,864
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 62,675
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 38,180
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,536
Internet 8MB (1 month) руб 435
40” flat screen TV руб 28,863
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 4,982
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 412
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 417
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,423
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,034
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,090
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,975
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,126,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 37
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,799
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 410
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 404
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 608
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,597
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 269
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 137
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 145
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 68
Tube of toothpaste руб 90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,127
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,931
2 tickets to the movies руб 830
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 7,706
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,675
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 492
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 239
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 272
iPod nano 16GB руб 11,243
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.54
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 8,096
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 100
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,708 prices entered by 419 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2016.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

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194th
out of 268
eastern europe
6th
out of 29

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2nd
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3rd
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4th
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5th
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1st
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