Cost of living in Moscow, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Moscow

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 191,443
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 110,871
  • Cost of living in Moscow is cheaper than in 52% of cities in Eastern Europe (11 out of 21)
  • Cost of living in Moscow is cheaper than in 72% of cities in the World (169 out of 236)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 430
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 256
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 149
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 72
12 eggs, large руб 99
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 152
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 317
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 104
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 65
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 625
2 liters of coca-cola руб 100
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 34
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 102,262
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 61,301
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 6,404
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 69,415
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 36,879
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 3,832
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 464
40” flat screen tv руб 24,723
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 6,009
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 732
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 898
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 6,797
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 2,733
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,544
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 6,871
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,337,250
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 46
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,182
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 358
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 479
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 562
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,476
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 268
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 175
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 207
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 86
Tube of toothpaste руб 92
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 611
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,709
2 tickets to the movies руб 783
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,653
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 3,754
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 495
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 258
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 253
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 30,967
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.69
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 5,885
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 163
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,515 prices entered by 215 different people.
Latest price update: August 12, 2020

Moscow position in our World Ranking

the world
169th
out of 236
eastern europe
11th
out of 21

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
1st
eastern europe
2nd

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