Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Moscow

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 191,525
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 111,325
  • Cost of living in Moscow is more expensive than in 67% of cities in Eastern Europe (9 out of 24)
  • Cost of living in Moscow is cheaper than in 71% of cities in the World (183 out of 257)

List of prices in Moscow, Russia. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 433
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 267
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 160
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 73
12 eggs, large руб 98
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 155
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 328
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 95
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 67
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 639
2 liters of coca-cola руб 101
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 36
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 105,007
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 59,959
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 7,445
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 65,157
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 37,130
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 4,699
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 430
40” flat screen tv руб 24,776
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 6,036
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 553
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 671
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 6,568
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 2,813
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,109
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 6,824
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,434,700
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 47
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,072
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 375
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 426
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 544
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,689
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 277
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 177
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 207
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 83
Tube of toothpaste руб 93
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 877
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,948
2 tickets to the movies руб 766
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,913
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 4,041
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 443
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 236
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 259
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 29,945
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.07
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 4,749
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 153
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,338 prices entered by 193 different people.
Latest price update: April 08, 2020

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
183rd
out of 257
eastern europe
9th
out of 24

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

the world
4th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
2nd

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