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 287
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 115
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 64
12 eggs, large руб 86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 124
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 255
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 87
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 51
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 572
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 92
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 29
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 34,624
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 28,493
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,182
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 25,070
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 15,889
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 2,506
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 491
40” flat screen TV руб 22,882
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 4,736
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 5,090
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,440
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 4,345
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 5,610
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 979,086
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 37
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,238
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 433
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 1,115
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 112
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 60
Tube of toothpaste руб 85
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 314
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,477
2 tickets to the movies руб 548
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 3,267
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,921
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 291
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 115
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 165
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 34,909
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 3.56
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 1,975
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 119
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 162 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: October 20, 2018.

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