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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 60.19
Rent Index: 47.10
Groceries Index: 44.60
Restaurants Index: 74.91
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 53.81
Local Purchasing Power: 48.19

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 500.00 руб
400.00
700.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,400.00 руб
1,600.00
3,000.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 280.00 руб
230.00
320.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 80.00 руб
50.00
120.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 130.00 руб
90.00
200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 153.24 руб
120.00
200.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 45.57 руб
35.00
70.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 37.80 руб
26.00
50.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 47.71 руб
40.00
54.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 28.70 руб
22.20
35.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 50.07 руб
40.00
60.00
Eggs (12) 63.80 руб
50.40
72.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 310.69 руб
280.00
350.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 217.27 руб
180.00
260.00
Apples (1kg) 68.23 руб
55.00
80.00
Oranges (1kg) 68.78 руб
55.00
80.00
Tomato (1kg) 98.60 руб
70.00
120.00
Potato (1kg) 35.06 руб
30.00
40.00
Lettuce (1 head) 52.68 руб
40.00
65.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 37.92 руб
30.00
50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 350.00 руб
300.00
500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 46.65 руб
40.00
50.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 95.08 руб
70.00
120.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 65.00 руб
60.00
74.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 руб
28.00
40.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,380.00 руб
1,200.00
2,200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 350.00 руб
300.00
400.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 20.00 руб
15.00
25.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 600.00 руб
500.00
770.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 33.00 руб
31.00
35.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 750,000.00 руб
700,000.00
830,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 5,719.39 руб
4,250.00
7,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.52 руб
2.00
3.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 367.89 руб
300.00
500.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,251.23 руб
2,500.00
4,198.65
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,337.03 руб
750.00
1,679.46
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 350.00 руб
300.00
450.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,838.66 руб
3,000.00
5,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,406.52 руб
2,000.00
3,200.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 3,666.37 руб
3,000.00
4,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 4,786.79 руб
4,000.00
6,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 55,751.88 руб
50,000.00
70,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 32,589.74 руб
30,000.00
38,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 111,310.00 руб
90,000.00
150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 62,800.15 руб
52,000.00
70,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 252,926.30 руб
220,000.00
300,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 149,781.88 руб
120,000.00
170,000.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 46,815.18 руб
40,000.00
55,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 13.59
13.00
15.00

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Last update: October, 2014

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100 Comments so far

#Dennis on Oct 19, 2014 :
Hi Rishi. 600USD is very close to a minimum salary in accordence with the law. It will not be easy to survive
#Dennis on Oct 19, 2014 :
Hi Mac, 300K RUB is 7500USD a month. You will pay from 75-100K RUB for 2 rooms apartment (in a good newly built house).I do not exactly how much you will pay for the school for children because it depends from free state school to very costly privite schools (and like everything in Russia) you may be suprised that there are a lot of state schools that are much much better than privite ones. So i think that 300K is enough for living and you will save 60-90K a month
#Varun on Oct 12, 2014 :
Hi, I am looking for accommodation preferably with Indian (if not with someone who can speak english). The place should be preferably near to Denamo metro station (Green line) or at maximum 60 mins away to reach Denamo station by metro.
If someone is looking for room mate or want to rent room, plz contact.
#Mac on Oct 05, 2014 :
I have been offered a job @300000 rubles per month. we are a family of four, is it a good salary to live in Moscow with rent and education ?
#rishi on Sep 20, 2014 :
Hi friends.i am from india and i got the opportunity to work in moscow bt the salary offered is 600 usd only...is it worth to go.food n accommodation provide by co. Currently my salary is 26000 inr
#Hans on Sep 19, 2014 :
I find these data TRUE.Just some of them are boosted.Greetings to the site.Moscow like all russia is to me like all western people backward and poor.
#Anonymous on Sep 07, 2014 :
Typical Russia countryside
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13VKYkQMcoA
#Galkan on Aug 27, 2014 :
Hello everyone,
I did not know Moscow was so expensive and all until i read these posts below.
This forum helped me a lot. I have been offered 220K per month with rent paid. From what you guys been telling, guess it is quite enough. I'll take the job. Thanks a lot everyone!
#Betty on Aug 01, 2014 :
Immigrants to USA come from 3rd world countries, the same is with Russia, though Russia doesn't put people in private gulags like in USA, 2 million people in jail, that is real dictatorship of just a few families.
#Eskil on Aug 01, 2014 :
These 11 million peple arrive from very poor countries..3rd world..Russia is second world.Russia is really poor and backward but rich to these poor people.The poverty and backwardness of Russia are made worse by dictature.A shaabby and poor place.
#Dan on Jul 25, 2014 :
I am sure any nation like Russia, which received 11 million foreign workers is a dream of millions more...
#Mariya on Jul 23, 2014 :
Our country is awful because our government robs people and our people are so stupid and lazy to allow the government plunder them. I`m doing all I can to leave this awful country, crazy Putin and stupid people. Putin, burn in hell, please!
#Sam on Jul 21, 2014 :
Russia is so "poore" - it is a destination of 11 million foreign workers, full of ferraris, lambourginis, and 3 million new cars every year
#Oliver on Jul 18, 2014 :
Russia is poor and backward and you fell this much more also because of dictature.The level of life is very low and dictature even makes it worse!!!
#Mike on Jul 18, 2014 :
The centres of Moscow and SP are 15 years or more back compared to the western EU places,Moscow and SP outskirts are 30-35 years back...countryside impossible tro say...may be 50-70 years...i'm not so old!
#Sam on Jul 18, 2014 :
An italian with 195925 $ as net wealth according to Credit Suisse is 23 times richer than a russian (8714$).The italian is 9th in the world per capita according to Credit Suisse Global Wealth report.Italian is richer than a german,than a british ,than all scandinavian except norwegians,than japanese and so on.A greek is 4.5 times richer than a russian and even a colombian is richer.Russia is a poor and backward country.
#Robert from USA on Jul 15, 2014 :
I am from the states and actually in Russia now. Trying to compare Moscow and St Petersburg to the west, especially US is ridiculous. Mainly because these two cities are much older than Western Cities and a lot older than the states. Moscow is it's own country pretty much.

The problem I have is when you continue to make your currency, you can afford anything. 100 Rubels equal $2.9. So how are so many driving in nice cars? Unlike Dubai where the currency is equal to the dollar if not richer, Russia just continues to print off money. When the Euro was twice as much as the dollar, Europeans could come to the states and pay half the amount they would in their country. But in Russia, they just inflate the Rubel to match the dollar. That will never yield a strong currency, just make your currency even worse.

Truly look around the area, if Russia was doing so well, you would not have to pay to use the restroom everywhere. Never seen that in any country I visited and especially never seen it in the states.
#Alex on Jul 07, 2014 :
To Mido
I think 47k is enough if you don't have to pay for rent.
Typical bill at a restaurant is 50$ per person if you stay away from luxury and tourist-oriented places in Arbat, for example.
And almost every caffe offers so called business-lunches for 10-15$ during business hours.
Night clubs can be expensive though: long drink for 30$ is a common thing.
Museums are very cheap as I remember (Kremlin full ticket is 10$).
Stay away from unauthorized taxi drivers - they cheat. Use Yandex.taxi app for an official one.
Have a good time is Moscow!
#Mido on Jul 06, 2014 :
Hi guys , is it enough to visit Moscow with 47,000 RUB for a month ?
keep in mind that i will stay with a friend so no rent, and also no shopping just enjoying the city etc ... is it good enough, A lot , or little ???

Also i that amount good if i will stay in like a guest house maybe ? Thanks guys.
#Anonymous on Jul 04, 2014 :
people are saying there is some problem in wenter we can not work that is true plzs ans me thanks
#Sinisa on Jul 01, 2014 :
Mladene, sklanjaj ove CIA botove, samo ti pretvaraju sajt u svoju propagandu
#?? on Jun 22, 2014 :
one thing i forget to tell you is that this country is better for tourism purpose or trip
#?? on Jun 22, 2014 :
i dont beleive that the salary per month that shows. the real situation is very difficult.

the truth is that the country is still very poor and there may be problems of peace.
#Moderator on Jun 13, 2014 :
Please refrain to comment about other cities and countries. It is not helpful here.
#forget CIA propaganda on Jun 11, 2014 :
If Russia was like Romania, then why millions of Moldovans who speak Romanian go to Russia, and not to Romania? Because in Moscow they pay 1500 for worker, and in Bucharest (European union) 300 euros, big difference.
#forget CIA propaganda on Jun 11, 2014 :
1 Tyumen Oblast Tyumen Oblast = Norway 57,175
2 Sakhalin Oblast Sakhalin Oblast = Hong Kong 43,462
3 Moscow Moscow = Netherlands 40,805
4 Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Chukotka = Australia 39,220
5 Saint Petersburg St.Petersburg = South Korea 25,277
6 Tatarstan Tatarstan Slovakia = 23,290
7 Komi Republic Komi Republic = Saudi Arabia 22,335
8 Leningrad Oblast Leningrad Oblast = Saudi Arabia 21,549
9 Sakha Republic Yakutia = Saudi Arabia 21,159
etc etc
#Ivan Vladimirov on Jun 07, 2014 :
Countries in Western Europe by GDP per capita vs. Russia:

Russia - $17000

vs.

Germany - $38000
Italy - $29000
Portugal - $22000
Lituania - $22000
Greece - $21000
Romania - $14000

Russia is closest to Romania per capita GDP.
#Ivan on Jun 03, 2014 :
I live in the USA,Florida,Palm Beaches.
I consider this to be the paradise...there is work and there is economy and of course Summer never ends.Perfect place...
When I go to Russia,Moscow I feel happy, I almos cry how great I feel
I see centuries of history,millions who give their lives for the freedom of the
World...I see the most beautifull
churches...people with strong
faith......I know they are not as rich or
as organised as some western
countries...but they will get there.

How much is heart, soul...or happiness...Priceless :)
#Dmitry on May 31, 2014 :
#peter 80k rub is a nice salary for a single person if you don't have to pay rent. You probably won't be able to save much, but that depends on your preferences and your way of life. If you can choose the area of your residence, better go for the center of the city (inside the Bulvar ring) or such areas as Shabolovka, Park Kultury, Universitet (near Moscow University), Kievskaya etc.
#Sam on May 30, 2014 :
hm everyone claims his nation is richer than Russia, but Russia bought 200 billions of American bonds, so you live off Russian money, Chinese money, etc.

America is investing billions of $ into propaganda, but noone can deny that Moscow is bether off than the majority of bankrupt American and European cities.
Moreower, Russian unemployment rates are much lover than European, and Russians get free medicare, free schools, and much cheaper gas and oil compred to Europe.

15 years ago, Moscow was poore, today it's better off than most of European cities, and in the next 15 years, average resident of Moscow will have at least 50% higher purchasing powers to the average in the USA.
#from Europe with love on May 24, 2014 :
I've been visiting most of the EU and USA cities, but the Moscow made special impression, the quality of cars I could compare only to Dubai.
Russia is a rich country, especially the energy is cheap, compared to EU, gas prices are at least 2 times cheaper.
#peter on May 22, 2014 :
I'm going to Moscow with a salary of 80.000 rubels and rent paid. How god/bad is this salary?
#May on May 21, 2014 :
we should also take into account that Moscow has 1 % unemployment rate, and Russia 5%.
If you want to make more moeny than in Moscow, Siberia and other provinces pay a lot more, especially in gas and oil businesses, average workers there make 2.000 euros a month.
#May on May 21, 2014 :
I went to Moscow a few months ago, there are millions of immigrants in Russia, I think 15 million from former Soviet Union, China, Moldavia, Romania etc. Gas prices compared to EU are a lot cheaper, oil for cars is 3 times cheaper etc, many things are cheaper.
I also think that everyone gets full medical covered, pensions, etc.

If you compare the whole picture, then I think Moscow is a lot more wealthy then average Italian or Greek city, but still not so wealthy as Switzerland.
#Varun Garg on May 20, 2014 :
Can someone help me knowing safety of Indians in Moscow. Are there cases of Racism?
#Varun Garg on May 19, 2014 :
@ #Anonymous:
Thanks a ton!
Your suggestion helped a lot.
Now have accepted the job that i been offered.
Hence i am looking for Indian buddies with whom i can accommodate in Moscow.
Can any one help me out with that.
#oleg on May 17, 2014 :
Hey guys...Russia is a poor country THERE SHOULD BE NO DOUBTH ABOUT THAT. The fact that the wealth distribution is one of the worst in the world and that as a result Moscow comes out on the top should not obscure that fact. Even in Moscow it is only a tiny elite (businessmen close to government circle or corrupt government employees) that really "owns" the wealth that everybody talks about. Others including those in the middle class are struggling. Life for them is nothing like middle-class life in the West. The average monthly salary might be $1200-1500, but with prices that high you really would be better off in some other capital in a more developed country in Europe.
#to Sam on May 09, 2014 :
Sounds like Kremlin propaganda to me:) Moscow is run down in relation to how much money there is. Of course, the middle class does exist in Moscow. Yet the average standard of living is a far cry from Vienna....
#Sam on May 06, 2014 :
I've been last week to Moscow, before that, I lived in USA, EU, and I must say, Moscow looks like a very wealthy city, and in the average, I would guess people have higher standards of living than people in Vienna.
That is the reality, and not statistics, because in Russia statistics don't work, many people receive just 30% of the wage officially, and another 70% in cache.
#Anonymous on May 02, 2014 :
#Varun Garg on Apr 30, 2014 :
100k rub gross (~87 k netto) it is not big salary in moscow.
try to ask ~120 k. It's a good salary
#Varun Garg on Apr 30, 2014 :
Hi Guys

I am being offered a job in Moscow with 100000 RUB Gross.
Can any one tell me how much i can save after deduction of tax, accomodation, food per month & other utilities.
#Lilian on Apr 25, 2014 :
Steven ,you must visit the coutryside))) It seems to be in the Middle Age.!!!Be careful to John Lackland....you could meet him))))
#Steven on Apr 25, 2014 :
Russia seemed to me poor and backward in Moscow and Saint Pet.They seemed compared to western EU 15-20 years back in the centres and 35 in the outskirts.
#Larry on Apr 25, 2014 :
A greek is 4 times richer than a russian and even a turkish is 3 times richer than a russian!!!
#John on Apr 25, 2014 :
An italian is 23 times richer than a russian according to Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report.An italian is richer than a british,tha an german,than a swededish and so on.The italian is ranked 9th in the world as net wealth and Italy as nation 5th,before than UK.1 italian=23 russians!!!))))As net finacialwealth an italian is 28 times richer than a russian according to ALIANZ AG Report)))
##S on Apr 18, 2014 :
Hi #Borja RUB45K for 1 person is ok as a minimum. Please note that you can not save a dime with such an income
##S on Apr 18, 2014 :
To #NAWID
Well, all clothes (lets say from Zara to Zegna price range) in Moscow are 30-50% expensive than in Europe; sports club yearly pass starts from USD800; ticket to cinema - USD10-15
#S on Apr 18, 2014 :
To #BAKA RUB65K = USD1800 (36rub for 1USD)
Monthly expenses for 2 adults& 3 y.o.child will be:
- Food RUB30K as a minimum (without buying good wine etc.)if you buy food once a week in a hypermarket (its cheaper than in food store)
- good quality fruits&vegetables are very expensive
- clothes (zara, h&m) are 30% expensive than in Europe
Bottom line USD1800 is NOT enough to live in Moscow, ask for RUD100K
#Nawid on Apr 17, 2014 :
I have a question, how much will be the cost of living in Moscow without house rent transportation and food per month? i asked just meddle of living cost for clothing,Sport, extra expenses,
#BAKA on Apr 09, 2014 :
Hi,
Am being offered a position in Moscow for about 1.5 years..
Schooling, medical and acco will be taken care by the company.. and we will get about 65000 RUB in hand after taxes..
Considering I will be moving with family ( wife and 3 yr kid), how much would be the approx monthly expense in your views .. as the expensive items are paid for, basically we need to pay for food / local travelling and other daily misc expenses..
Seek advise..
#Borja on Apr 07, 2014 :
Hi guys, is it enough

48000 rubles plus accomodation to live decently 1 person in Moscow?

Thanks a lot.
#Anonymous on Apr 07, 2014 :
guys - we need to put things into perspective here.
For starters I still don't understand why we talk about Italy here..
Since we're at it, this wealth report is skewed
The wealth of Italians is not liquid: the reason why Italy ranks so high is because the majority of Italians own a house and most people own a summer house as well.
Thanks to the Euro, the prices went up and now most homes are worth 3-4 times their original price.
However, in terms of income (salaries), Italy is not on the same level of Germany, England or even France.
#borja on Apr 07, 2014 :
Hi guys, is it enough

48000 rubles plus accomodation to live decently 1 person in Moscow?

Thanks a lot.
#Dmitry on Mar 30, 2014 :
So now 30 march 2014 шт Ьщысщц
the cos of Gasoline (1 liter) not 31.77 руб but approx 33.50 руб
#Anonymous on Mar 23, 2014 :
I wonder how apartment prices per sq. meter have changed in the Moscow center over the past 4-6 months (I mean apartment price per sq. meter in dollars)? Does anyone have any proven information...can anyone help?

Thanks
#beny on Mar 15, 2014 :
reason of my message is in that don't need trust all this ratings: Greece is a developed country and Turkey is developing country but Turks but much richer than the Greeks. 35-50% russians live not worse italians. Unfortunately in Russia has very poor regions such as Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia and other. There are home for 20% populations. Chechen GDP per capita less $2000.
#beny on Mar 14, 2014 :
Sorry italia in not first world! Southern Italy in general is dirty hole like typical African country. we are talking about moscow and not about all russia. but i think "middle" muscovite is richer "middle" italian. "Monthly Disposable Salary" is greater then 75k rub( ~$2200). Now dollar is growing but 45k rub ( ~$1200) is salary for which asians and other uzbeks does not want to work.
#Tatyana on Mar 14, 2014 :
I don't think so anonymous..it seems all sinking...
#Anonymous on Mar 14, 2014 :
Salary info is not accurate at all. Official salary is 54000 RUR. After tax - 47000 RUR. BUT: still there are too many people get "gray" salary so the real "Monthly Disposable Salary" is much higher. Around 80000-100000 RUR I guess. One can see it clearly when compare prices and see shopping malls/restaurants are full of the people...
#Moderator on Mar 06, 2014 :
Deleted repeated comments under different name originated from IP address 151.40.102.* (details excluded to protect privacy). The reasons for the deletion: irrelevancy to the topic, repeating statements, starting flame war, etc. All further comments from that IP address will be deleted.
#Irina on Mar 05, 2014 :
Anonymuos is the moderator..it's clear.He wants the last word even if he knows less than you Dasha.This shows how this site is trustble.He deleted me several times.
#Anonymous on Feb 27, 2014 :
#Dasha

The Italy you're referring to does not exist anymore, i'm afraid. or it is slowly disappearing.

The current crisis is destroying the economy and its famous middle class..

Italy remains rich but unless things improve it will soon be overtaken by other countries.
#Dasha on Feb 25, 2014 :
What i wrote means that an italian is 23 times richer than a russian as net wealth per capita.It's lost lost time comparing.23 times is an abyss. Italian economy started to grow again and € (its currency ) is strong......IT has the 3rd world largest golden reserve after Usa and Germany (EU has the largest one)what are we talking about?
I'd change focusing on Russia,it's lost time comparing Italy or similar countries to Russia.
#Dasha on Feb 25, 2014 :
Italy is a G7 member..it is the 5th wealthiest and developed country in the world as national wealth (more than UK) and can buy 11 times Russia.I study at Moscow university economy and Italy or France or Germany (that have same size of national wealth) can't be compared to Russia that can be compared to poor countries.The italian is 9th as net wealth in the world,he is richer than a british,than a german ,than a canadian and so on.Only a person from Switzerland,Luxemburg,Norway,Australia,Singapore,Belgium,France and Usa (just for a little) can beat an iytalian.Just below him the swedish.
#Anonymous on Feb 24, 2014 :
guys - you are crazy
For starters, why the hell is everyone comparing Russia to bloody Italy?
The comparison doesn't make sense - despite the current crisis which is slowly destroying the economy, the average Italian (in terms of wealth) could buy an average Russian 3-4 times over.
What are we talking about?
Italy is a country with 57m people that has been a member of G7 for 50 years..
#Tatyana on Feb 21, 2014 :
Russia is poor.It's impossible to compare Russia to EU countries like France or Italy.
#Igor on Feb 21, 2014 :
May some people live in another world.Russia can be compared to Ukraine.EU is another world.Travelling is the best thing to realize.
#Erik on Feb 18, 2014 :
I do not think you need to compare Russia with European shit-countries like Italia, Portugal and other. Russia should be compared with Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong etc. About Russian illegally working in Italy...i think they are not russian but ukrainians, belarussians and other latvians.
#Igor on Jan 31, 2014 :
Max you are ven too optimistic.The reality is that between west and Russia there's an abyss at every level.
#Max on Jan 29, 2014 :
I am living in Zurich, Switzerland. Living costs about the same. Services much better. Average salary 6 times higher. So, draw your own conclusion about living in Moscow.
#Igor on Jan 10, 2014 :
I travelled all world and Russia can't be compared to the US and Italian levels of life.Lost time,just for dreamers and nationalists.
#mike on Jan 10, 2014 :
And before we start judging too harshly on random websites regarding Russians' affinity for status and labels, bear in mind it is somewhat inherited in a macro sense. Though communism was 25+ years ago, these are it's people. Born into a somewhat unextraordinary, banal idealogy, possibilities and wealth were thrown so quickly at it when communism fell that they were somewhat like starving animals grasping at everything without actually sitting down to ponder their own identity first. I in no way mean my analogy to be derogatory. Its a phenomenon evryone sees on somewhat smaller scales, put simply it is new money and old money. It's the reason black when first presented with wealth spend it on rims and other status symbols for others to see. All people value money simply because it is hard to attain, and if not accustomed to it, our first inclination is to spend it flashy and fast. Until we realize our identity and values. Now imagine going through these newfound paradigms almost as a collective and that is the root cause of the ridiculously overbleached and holey jeans they were rocking in 2004, and their VIP socks. But I haven't been there in ten years, have they by any chance learned to actually drive within their lanes over there? And are casinos still legal?
#mike on Jan 10, 2014 :
These prices generally reflect half the cost of living in America. I find it hard to believe standard across the board cost of living in Moscow half that of US.
#fUnSiZe! on Jan 06, 2014 :
Are you serous.... This shit is insane!!! I live in america. Going to travel to Russia. And i have to say..... PRICES ARE OUTRAGEOUS WTF... but there is hot guys there so. Its worth it.
#Igor on Dec 20, 2013 :
Comparing Italy to Russia is lost time.Italian wealth and average living standard can't be compared to the russian ones at every level.
#Sam on Dec 17, 2013 :
@Ironman, I have 2 cousins, working similar jobs, one is in Moscow, the other in Bolzano, and the one in Moscow makes 3 times more money than in Bolzano Italy. And one more thing, Bolzano is too expencive too.
#Ironman on Nov 18, 2013 :
Guys
I can't believe some of you compare living standards in Russia to living standards in Italy..
You must be out of your mind..
Italy, in terms of net wealth, is unreachably better off than Russia even now..
If things don't change Russia will overtake Italy in 50 years or so..
#Alex on Nov 15, 2013 :
All prices are correct
#brandon on Nov 02, 2013 :
I've lived in Moscow for 7 years, these prices are wrong, they are too low
#Irene2 on Oct 22, 2013 :
Sharon, yes. I live in Moscow, I agree with the prices.
#Irene on Oct 15, 2013 :
Anyway, guys, don't come to live in Russia. It's not a good place to be, by all means, trust me.
#Irene on Oct 15, 2013 :
U guys gotta understand the psychology of russian ppl... Russians love money, as much as they like wasting them. And definetely, they adore posh&expensive shits. Even if it's not that posh. In Russia u can find a lot of truely ridiculous announcements and ads, such as "VIP taxi", "VIP bar", "VIP socks", for crying out loud. In 99,9% cases all this so-called "VIP" stuff is a regular low-quality crap. Ppl just love feeling as if they were rich and important, especially if they r usual poor-ass motherfuckers.
#Irene on Oct 15, 2013 :
What a bollocks. Moscow is a rly overpriced place, prices there r a lot higher than that. For a sandwich and coffee in some shitty bar in the town centre, u'll pay at least 20 euros.
Also, if u r not a poor ass, and can afford to live in a nice area, it's perfectly safe.
#Ruslan on Sep 30, 2013 :
Sharon, yes, the prices are correct. I'm Russian, but live outside of Moscow (I really don't like huge cities). There are some restaurants which charge WAY MORE than specified here, but you always can find the normal prices. Apartments prices are just OK, I'd rather add $150 or 100 EURO or 5000 RUR, but you can find apartments for the listed price.
You see, the main argument was about the wealth of average man. People even compare "average russian man" to "average italian man". That's a shame :) A good skilled professional will earn more than average in any country. If you're able to find a job with 1500 EURO/2000$ per month, that should be OK. Consider also visiting Saint-Petersburg. It's a very beautiful city, people are more calm and hospitable, there's only one disadvantage - weather.

If you want to purchase a house (wow! you're a millionaire?) or apartment in Moscow (or in Russia, in general), please consider the mortgage rates. They are higher than most of the Europe and North America.
#Sharon on Sep 13, 2013 :
WHY SO MANY COMMENTS ABOUT ITALY ..... I WANT TO LIVE IN MOSCOW - NOT ITALY. DO RUSSIANS AGREE WITH THE PRICES ABOVE??
THANK YOU
SHARON

#Mladen Adamovic on Sep 06, 2013 :
Now I feel offended after all those Anonymous comments from IP addresses in Italy which I cannot reveal due to our Privacy Policy. All further entries and comments which we found associated by that person will get deleted.
#Moderator on Sep 06, 2013 :
Both sides posts were deleted, which I found personal and which doesn't help other visitors at the website.
#Anonymous on Sep 05, 2013 :
We agree for peace.
#Anonymous on Sep 05, 2013 :
Peace,o..But truth of numbers about the huge difference in net wealth between italian and russian mustn't be hidden .On wealth is beased the everey day life.
#Anonymous on Sep 05, 2013 :
What Italy is doing in this topic??? I not start this stupid compare, but Italians (obvious is offended by Russian girls).
Italy have better level than Russia nobody talks against of that. But not too much as aggressive promoted in this topic. And I'm showed some facts to compare.
Peace!
#Anonymous on Sep 05, 2013 :
As we and my russian friend from St Pt say "The worst truth is better than best lie".
#Anonymous on Sep 05, 2013 :
Read Global Wealth Report Credit Suisse and Allianz AG report.They report in the correct way all data of Banca d'Italia and of other main central banks.By these reports you realize that what i wrote is true.1 italian=18.5 russians as net wealth (Credit Suisse and Banca D'Italia).1 italian=28 russians as net wealth (Allianz AG and Banca D'Italia).Banca d'Italai publishes all data every year in may.Allianz in this period and Credit Suisse in late september.OECD based in Paris mistook ,in fact many businessmen called it to say about their mistakes on net wealth not only about Russia but also many many countries.
#Anonymous on Sep 05, 2013 :
You are wrong data. Net wealth in Italy 3.8 times better than Russia, not 18.5. Net wealth in Norway lesser than Italy even Russia. But gold diggers-girl go there also.
In Russia more woman than man and it is big reason for start move. Russian man almost no immigration for work in EU.
#Anonymous on Sep 05, 2013 :
Tatyana works in Saint Petersburg ,so lower wages than in Moscow.She works in Vosstanya Ulitsa.
#Anonymous on Sep 05, 2013 :
you are right.They want just money.In Italy is 30 times easier to find a very rich man than in Russia.Even Eugenia from Moscow with 5000/€ wanted to sell all in Russia to live with me in Rimini.That's why net wealth is more important than nominal GDP or income.They change with inflaction and exchange rates too.To build wealth it takes many decades or centuries.All that i wrote about net wealth is the truth and is reported by Banca d'Italia and main financial institutions.When i write 1 italian is 18.5 times richer than a russian is the reality or 28 times ar net we financial wealth.The value of a man anyway isn't in money or weapons,but in culture and real values inside.
#Anonymous on Sep 05, 2013 :
1350€ above average than Moscow (800€-900€) but not too much . Off course she wants more )) Learn Italian, go to thousands km away from home. FOR THAT!!!??? ))
Italians should be no imagination about Russian girls in Italy. All (or at least most of them) wants only money. Different stay happily in Russia.
#Anonymous on Sep 05, 2013 :
About russians i can say they aren't rich or have a high level of life.They're proud but not evil.I love Russia and i've about 10000 friends in BKontakte.Who is friend is really friend and kind and generous and honest.
I tell you this about women because it happened to me (like to many other italians that then married or not) that a russian woman tried to have me essentially for money.Tatyana A. P..She gains 1350€ /month as vice director in an insurance.In Russia she is widely above the average.She tried in all the ways to get me because she knew that to gain what i have she would need to live sevral lives.Same for Eugenia that is lawyer in a mine company and gains around 5000€/month.They had clear ideas like many others.
#Anonymous on Sep 05, 2013 :
Rich people are everyhwere.in Italy are 1.2 millions millionaires and in Russia 97000.In Italy like in Russia billionaires are like white flies.Girls target is generally (99.999999999%) the millionaire.The rather Italy only because it's easier to find a millionnaire or a wealthy man.Women are the best sign to realize where wealth is hidden.
#Anonymous on Sep 05, 2013 :
Of course pretty Russian girls looking for wealthy Italian man. Average (for Italian values) enough and in Russia. But around wealthy Russian man very big competition.
Italian average man who think can buy very pretty Russian girl is 100% looser. Russians girls uses this type of Italians only for the their tricks.
Russia is not such a poor country as many thinks.
#Anonymous on Sep 05, 2013 :
Many peoples go to Italy illegal from different country (not only Russia). So proportion remains the same. Russian immigrants almost nothing or few compare to the others immigrants.

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