Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 403
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 284
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 148
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 67
12 eggs, large руб 102
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 166
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 414
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 94
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 641
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 86
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 32
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 107,487
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 59,836
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,999
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 62,414
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 37,920
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,528
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 435
40” flat screen TV руб 30,535
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 6,408
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 344
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 558
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 6,557
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,806
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,855
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,824
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,282,340
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 39
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,953
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 363
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 485
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 743
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,618
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 270
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 166
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 180
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 74
Tube of toothpaste руб 102
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,172
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 2,102
2 tickets to the movies руб 806
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 8,064
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,635
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 528
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 238
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 277
iPod nano 16GB руб 12,219
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.60
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 4,946
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 115
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,191 prices entered by 341 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2017.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
131st
out of 214
eastern europe
1st
out of 26

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

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2nd
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4th
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1st
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1st
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1st
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