Cost of living in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 302
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 231
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 125
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 58
12 eggs, large руб 87
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 128
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 264
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 88
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 52
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 511
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 80
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 28
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 36,638
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 25,196
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,882
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 23,144
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 16,584
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,001
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 382
40” flat screen TV руб 28,117
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 4,412
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 395
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 296
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,506
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,357
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 3,555
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 5,523
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,158,010
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 37
Monthly ticket public transport руб 834
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 303
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 220
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 347
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 733
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 195
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 144
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 164
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 49
Tube of toothpaste руб 72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 412
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 978
2 tickets to the movies руб 605
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 1,741
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,814
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 323
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 160
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 134
iPad Air 2, 64GB руб 39,160
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 1.67
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,044
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 92
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 163 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: October 16, 2017.

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