Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 417
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 286
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 166
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 70
12 eggs, large руб 110
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 196
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 367
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 89
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 36
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 630
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 95
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 30
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 103,441
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 60,623
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 6,116
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 63,250
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 38,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 6,186
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 482
40” flat screen TV руб 32,635
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 7,037
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 339
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 737
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,952
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,423
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,328
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 9,358
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,231,860
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 39
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,103
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 335
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 385
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 586
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,718
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 235
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 175
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 167
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 88
Tube of toothpaste руб 120
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,009
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,951
2 tickets to the movies руб 789
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,127
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,674
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 465
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 239
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 284
iPad Air 2, 64GB руб 42,297
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.85
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 5,164
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 121
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,243 prices entered by 336 different people.
Latest price update: September 20, 2017.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
200th
out of 318
eastern europe
2nd
out of 35
russia
1st
out of 4

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