Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Moscow

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 195,223
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 112,139
  • Cost of living in Moscow is cheaper than in 63% of cities in Eastern Europe (10 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Moscow is cheaper than in 75% of cities in the World (157 out of 208)

List of prices in Moscow, Russia. Current as of May 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 437
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 261
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 139
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 71
12 eggs, large руб 100
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 149
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 326
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 115
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 66
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 654
2 liters of coca-cola руб 106
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 33
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 100,352
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 64,046
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,999
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 69,186
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 38,793
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 3,016
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 442
40” flat screen tv руб 22,355
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 6,570
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 656
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 1,311
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 6,277
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 2,797
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,802
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,346
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,347,270
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 48
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,201
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 312
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 409
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 629
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,805
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 257
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 195
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 201
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 109
Tube of toothpaste руб 98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 742
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 2,157
2 tickets to the movies руб 814
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 5,997
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 3,970
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 590
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 214
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 281
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 35,820
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 7
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 5,179
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 168
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,586 prices entered by 247 different people.
Latest price update: May 14, 2021

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
157th
out of 208
eastern europe
10th
out of 16

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

the world
3rd
the world
5th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st

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