Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 407
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 275
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 145
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 68
12 eggs, large руб 100
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 176
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 322
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 100
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 631
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 32
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 105,399
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 59,736
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,030
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 63,880
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 38,913
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,545
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 417
40” flat screen TV руб 31,884
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 6,288
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 364
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 499
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 6,588
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,831
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,915
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,630
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,281,860
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 38
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,935
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 358
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 577
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 675
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,537
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 270
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 157
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 192
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 80
Tube of toothpaste руб 103
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,343
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 2,031
2 tickets to the movies руб 796
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 8,081
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,546
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 527
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 238
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 278
iPod nano 16GB руб 12,080
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.52
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 5,401
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 112
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,362 prices entered by 364 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2017.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
138th
out of 217
eastern europe
1st
out of 25

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

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2nd
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4th
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1st
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