Cost of living in Samara, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Samara

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 116,691
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 52,459
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List of prices in Samara, Russia. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 406
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 281
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 126
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 65
12 eggs, large руб 84
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 133
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 261
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 85
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 53
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 486
2 liters of coca-cola руб 94
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 30
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 34,617
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 28,150
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,940
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 25,856
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 17,362
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 2,629
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 450
40” flat screen tv руб 21,983
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,143
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 335
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 626
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 5,703
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 2,633
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 4,488
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 7,036
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,117,390
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 39
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,224
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 246
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 283
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 330
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,115
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 119
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 115
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 142
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 62
Tube of toothpaste руб 92
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 322
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,424
2 tickets to the movies руб 568
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 3,438
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 3,336
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 321
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 121
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 149
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 34,528
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.50
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,141
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 121
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 46 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

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