Cost of living in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 257
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 218
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 102
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 57
12 eggs, large руб 72
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 106
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 288
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 78
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 55
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 506
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 18
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 32,517
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 26,429
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 3,620
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 21,854
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 16,234
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,660
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 462
40” flat screen TV руб 30,839
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 4,789
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 329
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 416
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,348
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,760
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 3,880
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 4,600
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,096,450
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 33
Monthly ticket public transport руб 722
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 194
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 337
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 391
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 910
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 237
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 142
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 199
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 47
Tube of toothpaste руб 85
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 352
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,156
2 tickets to the movies руб 498
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 2,982
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,519
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 339
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 113
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 119
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 27,500
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.42
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,679
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 81
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 89 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: December 11, 2017.

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