Cost of living in Sochi, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 330
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 244
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 138
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 50
12 eggs, large руб 70
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 84
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 177
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 54
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 56
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 488
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 33
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 55,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 45,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,625
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 38,750
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 24,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,333
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 626
40” flat screen TV руб 22,506
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 3,632
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 290
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 324
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 2,910
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,387
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 2,851
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 6,791
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 959,171
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 35
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,129
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 505
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 442
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,593
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 178
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 134
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 78
Tube of toothpaste руб 73
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 385
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,986
2 tickets to the movies руб 641
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 2,617
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,472
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 466
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 160
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 187
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 1.31
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,251
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 87
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 42 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: June 15, 2017.

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