Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 412
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 285
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 162
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 69
12 eggs, large руб 108
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 202
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 380
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 93
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 62
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 649
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 90
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 33
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 104,867
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 60,553
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,501
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 65,375
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 38,507
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 6,628
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 406
40” flat screen TV руб 30,566
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 6,584
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 381
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 694
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 6,040
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,505
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,331
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 10,175
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,230,370
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 39
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,040
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 381
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 465
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 582
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,711
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 237
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 169
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 174
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 83
Tube of toothpaste руб 129
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,054
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 2,000
2 tickets to the movies руб 791
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,602
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,776
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 464
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 239
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 278
iPod nano 16GB руб 11,966
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.65
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 5,096
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 121
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,207 prices entered by 323 different people.
Latest price update: July 27, 2017.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
190th
out of 292
eastern europe
2nd
out of 31
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
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1st

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