Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 415
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 311
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 148
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 69
12 eggs, large руб 98
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 180
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 391
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 104
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 40
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 72
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 555
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 92
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 35
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 101,768
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 62,226
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 6,740
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 65,830
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 37,623
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,707
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 473
40” flat screen TV руб 31,341
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,624
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 368
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 702
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 4,829
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,079
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,427
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,692
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,188,260
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 42
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,914
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 595
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 257
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 615
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,809
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 232
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 181
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 205
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 80
Tube of toothpaste руб 104
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 919
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,932
2 tickets to the movies руб 818
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,354
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,608
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 445
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 260
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 297
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 30,699
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 5.85
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 4,445
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 132
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,286 prices entered by 372 different people.
Latest price update: July 22, 2018.

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
229th
out of 343
eastern europe
6th
out of 33
russia
1st
out of 5

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