Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Moscow

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: RM10,465 (руб 190,972)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: RM6,075 (руб 110,868)
  • Cost of living in Moscow is cheaper than in 53% of cities in Eastern Europe (9 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Moscow is cheaper than in 76% of cities in the World (152 out of 199)

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

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Food [Edit]
RUB MYR
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 449 (RM25)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 267 (RM15)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 143 (RM8)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 70 (RM3.82)
12 eggs, large руб 99 (RM5.41)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 154 (RM8)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 319 (RM18)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 115 (RM6)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 34 (RM1.89)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 64 (RM3.52)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 623 (RM34)
2 liters of coca-cola руб 104 (RM5.69)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 33 (RM1.82)
Housing [Edit]
RUB MYR
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 99,522 (RM5,454)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 63,974 (RM3,506)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,368 (RM294)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 68,175 (RM3,736)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 37,472 (RM2,053)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 3,723 (RM204)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 448 (RM25)
40” flat screen tv руб 22,106 (RM1,211)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 6,117 (RM335)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 641 (RM35)
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 965 (RM53)
Clothes [Edit]
RUB MYR
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 6,365 (RM349)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 2,515 (RM138)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,608 (RM307)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 7,973 (RM437)
Transportation [Edit]
RUB MYR
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,337,000 (RM73,264)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 48 (RM2.61)
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,192 (RM120)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 327 (RM18)
Personal Care [Edit]
RUB MYR
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 373 (RM20)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 592 (RM32)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,530 (RM84)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 261 (RM14)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 191 (RM10)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 204 (RM11)
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 91 (RM4.97)
Tube of toothpaste руб 101 (RM5.51)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 743 (RM41)
Entertainment [Edit]
RUB MYR
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 2,064 (RM113)
2 tickets to the movies руб 789 (RM43)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,283 (RM344)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 3,844 (RM211)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 539 (RM30)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 226 (RM12)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 276 (RM15)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 33,821 (RM1,853)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 3.09 (RM0.17)
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 5,443 (RM298)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 161 (RM9)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,792 prices entered by 265 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2021

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
152nd
out of 199
eastern europe
9th
out of 17

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

the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
5th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st

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