Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Bishkek 

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Consumer Prices in Bishkek are 20.9% lower than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Bishkek are 29.2% lower than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Bishkek are 44.9% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Bishkek are 36.4% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Bishkek are 12.5% lower than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Bishkek is 60.6% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Bishkek Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 руб
(776.25 сом)
515.30 руб
(500.00 сом)
     -35.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,900.00 руб
(3,784.23 сом)
2,061.19 руб
(2,000.00 сом)
     -47.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 400.00 руб
(388.13 сом)
501.90 руб
(487.00 сом)
     +25.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 руб
(291.09 сом)
103.06 руб
(100.00 сом)
     -65.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 руб
(291.09 сом)
164.89 руб
(160.00 сом)
     -45.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 231.19 руб
(224.33 сом)
180.82 руб
(175.45 сом)
     -21.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 92.60 руб
(89.85 сом)
56.59 руб
(54.91 сом)
     -38.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 52.79 руб
(51.23 сом)
28.59 руб
(27.74 сом)
     -45.9 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Bishkek Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 323.49 руб
(313.89 сом)
286.32 руб
(277.82 сом)
     -11.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 50.72 руб
(49.22 сом)
37.44 руб
(36.33 сом)
     -26.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 54.90 руб
(53.27 сом)
62.71 руб
(60.85 сом)
     +14.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 145.94 руб
(141.61 сом)
151.47 руб
(146.97 сом)
     +3.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 378.44 руб
(367.21 сом)
354.98 руб
(344.44 сом)
     -6.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 184.32 руб
(178.85 сом)
208.39 руб
(202.21 сом)
     +13.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 358.04 руб
(347.41 сом)
280.88 руб
(272.54 сом)
     -21.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 53.82 руб
(52.22 сом)
37.38 руб
(36.27 сом)
     -30.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 55.53 руб
(53.88 сом)
69.98 руб
(67.91 сом)
     +26.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 72.93 руб
(70.77 сом)
76.87 руб
(74.59 сом)
     +5.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 108.56 руб
(105.33 сом)
70.38 руб
(68.29 сом)
     -35.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 19.32 руб
(18.75 сом)
19.34 руб
(18.77 сом)
     +0.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 19.46 руб
(18.88 сом)
19.44 руб
(18.86 сом)
     -0.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 102.15 руб
(99.12 сом)
33.12 руб
(32.13 сом)
     -67.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 52.59 руб
(51.02 сом)
37.14 руб
(36.04 сом)
     -29.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб
(582.19 сом)
515.30 руб
(500.00 сом)
     -14.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 73.84 руб
(71.64 сом)
85.60 руб
(83.06 сом)
     +15.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 160.78 руб
(156.01 сом)
147.50 руб
(143.12 сом)
     -8.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 220.00 руб
(213.47 сом)
123.67 руб
(120.00 сом)
     -43.8 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Bishkek Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 56.00 руб
(54.34 сом)
15.46 руб
(15.00 сом)
     -72.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,730.00 руб
(2,648.96 сом)
721.41 руб
(700.00 сом)
     -73.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 руб
(194.06 сом)
103.06 руб
(100.00 сом)
     -48.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 72.42 руб
(70.27 сом)
41.46 руб
(40.23 сом)
     -42.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб
(523.97 сом)
309.18 руб
(300.00 сом)
     -42.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 209.73 руб
(203.50 сом)
258.29 руб
(250.62 сом)
     +23.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 руб
(2,910,946.49 сом)
3,504,014.95 руб
(3,400,000.00 сом)
     +16.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,927,720.32 руб
(2,840,812.39 сом)
2,676,964.36 руб
(2,597,500.00 сом)
     -8.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Bishkek Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 10,150.49 руб
(9,849.18 сом)
2,790.77 руб
(2,707.93 сом)
     -72.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 573.31 руб
(556.29 сом)
744.32 руб
(722.22 сом)
     +29.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 524.78 руб
(509.21 сом)
1,083.91 руб
(1,051.74 сом)
     +106.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Bishkek Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,124.07 руб
(3,031.34 сом)
3,538.32 руб
(3,433.29 сом)
     +13.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,361.11 руб
(2,291.02 сом)
1,545.89 руб
(1,500.00 сом)
     -34.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб
(485.16 сом)
360.71 руб
(350.00 сом)
     -27.9 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Bishkek Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 42,002.49 руб
(40,755.66 сом)
17,746.61 руб
(17,219.81 сом)
     -57.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 991,790.58 руб
(962,349.77 сом)
531,656.40 руб
(515,874.44 сом)
     -46.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Bishkek Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,923.25 руб
(7,688.05 сом)
3,289.97 руб
(3,192.31 сом)
     -58.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,845.83 руб
(3,731.67 сом)
3,210.69 руб
(3,115.38 сом)
     -16.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 10,276.79 руб
(9,971.72 сом)
7,686.50 руб
(7,458.33 сом)
     -25.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,574.47 руб
(9,290.25 сом)
7,437.44 руб
(7,216.67 сом)
     -22.3 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Bishkek Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 74,246.75 руб
(72,042.78 сом)
42,298.00 руб
(41,042.41 сом)
     -43.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 44,398.77 руб
(43,080.81 сом)
30,262.38 руб
(29,364.06 сом)
     -31.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 163,750.00 руб
(158,889.16 сом)
77,831.34 руб
(75,520.95 сом)
     -52.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 86,226.42 руб
(83,666.83 сом)
52,589.83 руб
(51,028.73 сом)
     -39.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Bishkek Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 46,057.00 руб
(44,689.82 сом)
9,250.77 руб
(8,976.17 сом)
     -79.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 26,061.75 руб
(25,288.12 сом)
6,511.55 руб
(6,318.26 сом)
     -75.0 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Bishkek Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 106,624.05 руб
(103,458.96 сом)
29,765.94 руб
(28,882.35 сом)
     -72.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.38 17.00      +37.3 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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