Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Moscow

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: RM13,000 (руб 197,082)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: RM7,656 (руб 116,074)
  • Moscow is the 2nd most expensive city in Eastern Europe (2 out of 26)
  • Cost of living in Moscow is cheaper than in 64% of cities in the World (181 out of 285)

List of prices in Moscow, Russia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
RUB MYR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 421 (RM28)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 256 (RM17)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 156 (RM10)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 74 (RM4.89)
12 eggs, large руб 96 (RM6)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 157 (RM10)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 323 (RM21)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 95 (RM6)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 38 (RM2.49)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 63 (RM4.18)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 632 (RM42)
2 liters of coca-cola руб 104 (RM7)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 38 (RM2.48)
Housing [Edit]
RUB MYR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 110,745 (RM7,305)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 61,516 (RM4,058)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 7,334 (RM484)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 67,908 (RM4,479)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 38,659 (RM2,550)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 6,360 (RM420)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 469 (RM31)
40” flat screen tv руб 25,129 (RM1,658)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 6,138 (RM405)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 520 (RM34)
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 674 (RM44)
Clothes [Edit]
RUB MYR
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 6,411 (RM423)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 3,168 (RM209)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,352 (RM419)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,316 (RM549)
Transportation [Edit]
RUB MYR
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,445,610 (RM95,354)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 46 (RM3.05)
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,068 (RM136)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 418 (RM28)
Personal Care [Edit]
RUB MYR
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 432 (RM29)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 530 (RM35)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,616 (RM107)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 223 (RM15)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 177 (RM12)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 212 (RM14)
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 83 (RM5.51)
Tube of toothpaste руб 99 (RM7)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 884 (RM58)
Entertainment [Edit]
RUB MYR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 2,211 (RM146)
2 tickets to the movies руб 785 (RM52)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 9,495 (RM626)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,076 (RM269)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 539 (RM36)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 239 (RM16)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 277 (RM18)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 30,782 (RM2,030)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.07 (RM0.14)
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 4,595 (RM303)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 151 (RM10)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,777 prices entered by 222 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2020

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
181st
out of 285
eastern europe
2nd
out of 26

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

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

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