Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 443
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 267
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 156
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 64
12 eggs, large руб 107
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 172
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 306
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 95
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 612
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 37
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 105,813
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 63,262
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,808
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 62,975
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 38,114
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,542
Internet 8MB (1 month) руб 428
40” flat screen TV руб 28,863
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,026
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 430
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 441
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,423
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,056
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,177
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,632
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,120,350
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 37
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,802
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 440
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 404
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 608
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,602
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 269
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 138
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 152
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 67
Tube of toothpaste руб 98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,074
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,931
2 tickets to the movies руб 804
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 7,627
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,781
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 494
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 240
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 277
iPod nano 16GB руб 11,243
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.54
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 7,900
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 100
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,714 prices entered by 405 different people.
Latest price update: May 03, 2016.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
197th
out of 270
eastern europe
7th
out of 32

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2nd
the world
3rd
eastern europe
1st
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1st
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1st
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