Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 422
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 269
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 156
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 65
12 eggs, large руб 108
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 171
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 297
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 97
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 668
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 37
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 105,575
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 61,281
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,118
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 60,468
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 38,702
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,633
Internet 8MB (1 month) руб 424
40” flat screen TV руб 28,765
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,190
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 418
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 415
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,769
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,292
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,120
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,871
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,234,330
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 37
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,813
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 445
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 489
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 613
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,590
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 253
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 144
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 158
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 66
Tube of toothpaste руб 94
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,205
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,965
2 tickets to the movies руб 834
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 8,168
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,523
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 484
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 254
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 276
iPod nano 16GB руб 10,985
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.74
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 7,082
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 102
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,496 prices entered by 421 different people.
Latest price update: July 26, 2016.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
194th
out of 268
eastern europe
4th
out of 30

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

the world
2nd
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st

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