Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 408
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 291
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 162
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 69
12 eggs, large руб 109
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 191
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 367
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 91
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 63
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 673
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 30
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 104,692
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 59,687
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,412
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 62,988
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 38,377
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,524
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 403
40” flat screen TV руб 29,357
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 7,054
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 371
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 669
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 6,433
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,507
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,257
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 9,678
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,277,050
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 39
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,957
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 351
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 531
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 683
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,661
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 241
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 152
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 189
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 75
Tube of toothpaste руб 113
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,113
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 2,010
2 tickets to the movies руб 803
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,545
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,358
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 450
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 257
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 274
iPod nano 16GB руб 12,219
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.63
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 5,299
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 116
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,960 prices entered by 306 different people.
Latest price update: June 24, 2017.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
179th
out of 270
eastern europe
2nd
out of 29
russia
1st
out of 4

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
eastern europe
1st

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