Cost of living in Novosibirsk, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Novosibirsk

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 123,432
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 56,616
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List of prices in Novosibirsk, Russia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 421
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 254
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 133
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 63
12 eggs, large руб 72
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 154
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 321
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 105
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 62
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 610
2 liters of coca-cola руб 87
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 29
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 39,620
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 28,920
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,209
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 31,440
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 17,327
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 2,707
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 490
40” flat screen tv руб 25,285
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 4,191
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 342
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 470
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 5,585
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 2,625
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,249
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 7,333
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,268,850
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 41
Monthly ticket public transport руб 912
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 310
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 402
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 475
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,604
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 199
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 156
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 214
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 72
Tube of toothpaste руб 125
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 470
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,550
2 tickets to the movies руб 605
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 4,077
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 3,571
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 377
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 169
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 210
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 35,870
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.77
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,272
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 114
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 190 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: January 25, 2020

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