Cost of living in Samara, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 375
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 301
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 104
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 57
12 eggs, large руб 95
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 103
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 261
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 80
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 48
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 430
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 72
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 21
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 42,674
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 29,115
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,863
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 23,876
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 14,790
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 2,503
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 509
40” flat screen TV руб 21,789
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 3,982
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 312
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 603
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 4,826
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,361
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 4,243
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 5,108
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 946,033
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 35
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,070
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 225
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 281
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 311
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,122
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 112
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 116
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 127
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 58
Tube of toothpaste руб 80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 319
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,466
2 tickets to the movies руб 523
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 3,291
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 3,171
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 287
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 119
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 151
iPod nano 16GB руб 8,344
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.08
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 1,978
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 91
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 224 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2017.

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