Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 409
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 287
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 162
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 70
12 eggs, large руб 101
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 174
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 374
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 88
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 657
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 32
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 105,785
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 59,012
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,150
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 61,190
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 39,171
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,634
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 418
40” flat screen TV руб 30,766
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 6,412
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 366
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 580
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 6,169
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,337
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,201
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 9,804
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,295,810
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 39
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,974
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 1,640
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 264
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 162
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 181
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 74
Tube of toothpaste руб 99
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,113
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 2,173
2 tickets to the movies руб 815
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 7,887
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,623
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 533
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 242
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 276
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 4,895
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 115
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,960 prices entered by 314 different people.
Latest price update: May 23, 2017.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
145th
out of 228
eastern europe
2nd
out of 25

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

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3rd
eastern europe
1st
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1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
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