Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 422
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 305
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 153
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 70
12 eggs, large руб 105
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 201
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 396
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 106
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 43
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 71
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 585
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 93
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 36
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 102,698
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 61,709
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 6,970
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 65,556
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 37,873
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 6,262
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 459
40” flat screen TV руб 32,230
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,893
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 368
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 744
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,299
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,313
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,580
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 9,136
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,161,860
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 41
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,991
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 626
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 261
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 649
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,775
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 221
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 173
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 190
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 83
Tube of toothpaste руб 112
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 906
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,861
2 tickets to the movies руб 820
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 5,206
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,515
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 451
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 240
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 297
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 31,108
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 105
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 4,517
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 130
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,516 prices entered by 396 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2018.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
202nd
out of 344
eastern europe
2nd
out of 34
russia
2nd
out of 4

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

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4th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st

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