Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Moscow

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 266,039
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 149,340
  • Moscow is the most expensive city in Russia (1 out of 6)
  • Moscow is the most expensive city in Eastern Europe (1 out of 25)
  • Cost of living in Moscow is more expensive than in 59% of cities in the World (107 out of 261)
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List of prices in Moscow
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 667
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 366
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 202
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 87
12 eggs, large руб 128
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 242
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 444
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 129
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 66
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 79
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 817
2 liters of coca-cola руб 151
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 50
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 145,247
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 73,889
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 8,795
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 69,801
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 43,597
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 4,213
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 524
40” flat screen tv руб 27,435
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 13,845
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 634
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 1,404
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 7,926
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 4,173
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 8,039
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 10,454
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 2,326,600
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 53
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,994
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 440
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 518
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 599
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 2,418
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 596
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 261
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 378
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 122
Tube of toothpaste руб 141
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,305
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 2,235
2 tickets to the movies руб 909
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 11,751
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,529
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 542
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 247
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 277
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 94,528
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.39
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 3,819
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 204
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,400 prices entered by 179 different people.
Latest price update: August 09, 2022

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
107th
out of 261
eastern europe
1st
out of 25
russia
1st
out of 6

Cheapest and most expensive products in Moscow compared to other cities:

the world
1st
the world
2nd
the world
3rd
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st

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