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Cost of Living in Russia

Cost of living in Russia is 49.21% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Russia is 57.01% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 $ 4.86-12.44
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 $ 19.49-44.56
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.64 $ 3.64-6.16
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.06 $ 0.79-2.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.11 $ 1.45-3.13
Cappuccino (regular) 2.00 $ 1.34-2.81
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.74 $ 0.56-1.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.51 $ 0.31-0.76
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.16 $ 2.49-3.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.43 $ 0.32-0.59
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.44 $ 0.32-0.57
Eggs (12) 1.12 $ 0.93-1.41
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.93 $ 2.30-3.64
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.69 $ 1.37-2.08
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.06 $ 2.40-3.85
Apples (1 lb) 0.60 $ 0.45-0.82
Banana (1 lb) 0.49 $ 0.37-0.67
Oranges (1 lb) 0.58 $ 0.45-0.78
Tomato (1 lb) 0.88 $ 0.55-1.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.25 $ 0.15-0.37
Onion (1 lb) 0.23 $ 0.16-0.33
Lettuce (1 head) 0.89 $ 0.61-1.37
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.57 $ 0.39-0.83
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.12 $ 4.59-9.07
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.86 $ 0.70-1.05
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.61 $ 1.19-2.27
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1.47 $ 1.25-1.74
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.40 $ 0.28-0.66
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 23.00 $ 14.80-34.33
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.07 $ 1.21-3.74
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.40 $ 0.30-0.69
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.67-10.23
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.06 $ 1.87-2.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,871.08 $ 12,025.66-18,112.48
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 91.58 $ 64.99-121.49
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.02 $ 0.01-0.04
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5.79 $ 4.22-8.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.68 $ 20.25-51.41
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.46 $ 8.03-27.97
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.14 $ 3.83-6.64
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.98 $ 40.28-94.01
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 38.19 $ 25.56-54.48
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 70.06 $ 52.55-91.06
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 85.76 $ 56.46-124.65
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 496.67 $ 272.36-873.21
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 338.04 $ 193.27-531.01
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 915.90 $ 449.25-1,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 588.42 $ 321.28-934.59
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 152.44 $ 82.25-350.04
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 102.50 $ 59.56-203.07
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 534.04 $ 349.97-803.19
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 13.98 12.00-16.00

Prices in Russia

These data are based on 19783 entries in the past 12 months from 1253 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Russia

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City
Consumer Price Index
Rent Index
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Moscow 43.30 30.12 37.00 34.57 49.40 60.61
Saint Petersburg 40.43 18.01 29.72 33.39 44.58 55.17
Yekaterinburg 37.53 11.40 25.05 30.21 43.88 51.61
Novosibirsk 33.93 10.83 22.89 31.07 33.08 55.04
Kazan 32.84 11.90 22.83 28.71 36.22 44.43
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