Cost of living in Samara, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 416
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 333
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 113
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 59
12 eggs, large руб 96
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 112
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 264
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 79
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 49
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 494
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 27
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 43,352
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 28,953
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,110
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 23,808
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 15,856
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 2,607
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 513
40” flat screen TV руб 21,418
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 4,544
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 294
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 603
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 4,891
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 4,153
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 942,545
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 35
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,171
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 259
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 281
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 292
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 114
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 128
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 61
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 525
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
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 38,774
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.08
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 1,975
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 99
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 131 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: February 19, 2018.

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