Cost of living in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 273
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 228
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 113
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 64
12 eggs, large руб 82
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 150
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 313
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 107
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 56
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 552
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 96
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 30
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 40,797
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 26,868
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,401
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 23,026
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 15,204
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,090
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 504
40” flat screen TV руб 29,600
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 4,842
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 409
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 296
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 7,178
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,537
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 4,290
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 5,741
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,221,400
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 39
Monthly ticket public transport руб 921
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 311
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 311
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 396
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,067
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 214
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 155
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 183
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 57
Tube of toothpaste руб 94
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 441
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 939
2 tickets to the movies руб 660
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 2,476
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,872
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 333
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 159
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 159
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 33,490
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 3.00
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,136
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 111
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 240 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: November 17, 2018.

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