Cost of living in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 200,927
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 107,667
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. Current as of Oct 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 590
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 359
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 149
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 74
12 eggs, large руб 128
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 234
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 370
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 184
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 52
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 82
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 477
2 liters of coca-cola руб 137
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 39
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 86,072
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 65,101
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 7,660
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 53,633
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 36,701
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 4,660
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 975
40” flat screen tv руб 33,000
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 6,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 214
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 400
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 9,265
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 3,711
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,737
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,450,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 47
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,402
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 1,120
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 1,000
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 2,000
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,500
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 337
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 232
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 311
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 149
Tube of toothpaste руб 100
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,500
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 3,000
2 tickets to the movies руб 596
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 3,845
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 400
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 198
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 340
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 36,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 3.00
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 3,714
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 133
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 73 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: October 24, 2020

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