Cost of living in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 567
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 388
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 140
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 70
12 eggs, large руб 129
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 238
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 413
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 190
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 61
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 78
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 533
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 130
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 36
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 91,667
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 67,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 7,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 60,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 35,667
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 4,500
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 1,150
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 180
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 400
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 12,000
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 4,263
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 7,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 7,000
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 46
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,500
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 308
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 600
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 313
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 400
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 100
Tube of toothpaste руб 85
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 667
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 3,491
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 400
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 210
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 362
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 120
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 42 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: June 23, 2018.

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