Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Moscow

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 196,546
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 112,697
  • Cost of living in Moscow is cheaper than in 53% of cities in Eastern Europe (9 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Moscow is cheaper than in 75% of cities in the World (149 out of 200)

List of prices in Moscow, Russia. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 449
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 266
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 143
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 70
12 eggs, large руб 98
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 156
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 317
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 112
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 64
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 634
2 liters of coca-cola руб 106
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 34
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 101,657
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 63,108
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,368
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 69,772
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 37,176
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 3,723
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 448
40” flat screen tv руб 22,217
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 6,251
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 645
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 999
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 6,417
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 2,562
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,711
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 7,889
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,345,710
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 48
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,197
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 327
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 373
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 547
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,622
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 245
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 191
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 212
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 95
Tube of toothpaste руб 100
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 721
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,970
2 tickets to the movies руб 777
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,283
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 3,757
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 539
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 221
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 277
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 34,475
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 15
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 5,551
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 165
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,783 prices entered by 260 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2021

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
149th
out of 200
eastern europe
9th
out of 17

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

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

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