Cost of living in Irkutsk, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Irkutsk

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 118,545
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 54,705
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Irkutsk
Current as of Sep 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 365
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 249
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 148
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 66
12 eggs, large руб 89
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 140
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 305
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 105
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 50
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 62
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 452
2 liters of coca-cola руб 99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 35
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 38,269
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 25,434
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 3,628
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 20,586
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 15,498
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 7,700
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 494
40” flat screen tv руб 30,321
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 3,840
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 430
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 773
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 3,980
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 2,374
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,199
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 4,437
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,036,780
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 41
Monthly ticket public transport руб 725
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 363
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 347
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 638
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,631
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 276
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 165
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 200
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 82
Tube of toothpaste руб 98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 369
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,395
2 tickets to the movies руб 554
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 2,613
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,827
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 304
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 120
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 181
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 55,071
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.57
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,537
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 112
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 62 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 21, 2023

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