Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Ulaanbaatar 

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Consumer Prices in Ulaanbaatar are 29.8% lower than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Ulaanbaatar are 41.4% lower than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Ulaanbaatar are 64.2% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Ulaanbaatar are 45.7% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Ulaanbaatar are 12.3% lower than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Ulaanbaatar is 55.3% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Ulaanbaatar Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 руб
(38,578.52 ₮)
336.98 руб
(16,250.00 ₮)
     -57.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,800.00 руб
(183,247.95 ₮)
2,073.69 руб
(100,000.00 ₮)
     -45.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 410.00 руб
(19,771.49 ₮)
311.05 руб
(15,000.00 ₮)
     -24.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 руб
(12,055.79 ₮)
118.20 руб
(5,700.00 ₮)
     -52.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 руб
(12,055.79 ₮)
176.26 руб
(8,500.00 ₮)
     -29.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 208.17 руб
(10,038.62 ₮)
160.83 руб
(7,755.56 ₮)
     -22.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 80.69 руб
(3,891.01 ₮)
60.74 руб
(2,929.17 ₮)
     -24.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 44.11 руб
(2,127.22 ₮)
32.43 руб
(1,563.64 ₮)
     -26.5 %
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 337.13 руб
(16,257.24 ₮)
278.37 руб
(13,423.66 ₮)
     -17.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 49.29 руб
(2,376.90 ₮)
36.68 руб
(1,769.01 ₮)
     -25.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 52.68 руб
(2,540.27 ₮)
41.39 руб
(1,995.81 ₮)
     -21.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 117.80 руб
(5,680.55 ₮)
119.91 руб
(5,782.22 ₮)
     +1.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 373.70 руб
(18,020.89 ₮)
206.93 руб
(9,979.04 ₮)
     -44.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 160.39 руб
(7,734.39 ₮)
115.81 руб
(5,584.86 ₮)
     -27.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 319.88 руб
(15,425.71 ₮)
171.33 руб
(8,261.87 ₮)
     -46.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 46.26 руб
(2,230.78 ₮)
88.54 руб
(4,269.44 ₮)
     +91.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 38.00 руб
(1,832.31 ₮)
81.25 руб
(3,917.91 ₮)
     +113.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 57.27 руб
(2,761.87 ₮)
89.36 руб
(4,309.13 ₮)
     +56.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 94.52 руб
(4,558.03 ₮)
103.47 руб
(4,989.52 ₮)
     +9.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 21.93 руб
(1,057.61 ₮)
15.45 руб
(745.19 ₮)
     -29.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 19.36 руб
(933.74 ₮)
28.81 руб
(1,389.13 ₮)
     +48.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 94.76 руб
(4,569.83 ₮)
72.58 руб
(3,500.00 ₮)
     -23.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 52.66 руб
(2,539.58 ₮)
34.36 руб
(1,657.14 ₮)
     -34.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 675.00 руб
(32,550.38 ₮)
544.34 руб
(26,250.00 ₮)
     -19.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 72.70 руб
(3,506.00 ₮)
58.58 руб
(2,825.00 ₮)
     -19.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 152.48 руб
(7,353.08 ₮)
95.39 руб
(4,600.00 ₮)
     -37.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 200.00 руб
(9,644.63 ₮)
124.42 руб
(6,000.00 ₮)
     -37.8 %
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 51.50 руб
(2,483.49 ₮)
10.37 руб
(500.00 ₮)
     -79.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,400.00 руб
(115,735.55 ₮)
461.40 руб
(22,250.00 ₮)
     -80.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 199.00 руб
(9,596.41 ₮)
31.11 руб
(1,500.00 ₮)
     -84.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 руб
(1,164.11 ₮)
50.06 руб
(2,414.02 ₮)
     +107.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб
(26,040.50 ₮)
414.74 руб
(20,000.00 ₮)
     -23.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 200.23 руб
(9,655.96 ₮)
212.47 руб
(10,245.85 ₮)
     +6.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,200,000.00 руб
(106,090,919.70 ₮)
1,192,373.49 руб
(57,500,000.00 ₮)
     -45.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,435,760.03 руб
(117,460,010.05 ₮)
1,119,794.23 руб
(54,000,000.00 ₮)
     -54.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 9,608.27 руб
(463,340.98 ₮)
4,511.15 руб
(217,541.87 ₮)
     -53.0 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.49 руб
(119.88 ₮)
1.71 руб
(82.50 ₮)
     -31.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 518.23 руб
(24,990.67 ₮)
770.72 руб
(37,166.67 ₮)
     +48.7 %
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,188.12 руб
(153,740.98 ₮)
4,206.63 руб
(202,857.14 ₮)
     +31.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,008.56 руб
(96,859.26 ₮)
953.90 руб
(46,000.00 ₮)
     -52.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб
(24,111.57 ₮)
207.37 руб
(10,000.00 ₮)
     -58.5 %
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 38,978.72 руб
(1,879,676.64 ₮)
8,087.40 руб
(390,000.00 ₮)
     -79.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 719,471.19 руб
(34,695,163.68 ₮)
507,532.07 руб
(24,474,792.81 ₮)
     -29.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,242.00 руб
(349,232.02 ₮)
3,253.11 руб
(156,875.00 ₮)
     -55.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,822.06 руб
(184,311.70 ₮)
1,728.08 руб
(83,333.33 ₮)
     -54.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,402.33 руб
(405,186.57 ₮)
4,821.34 руб
(232,500.00 ₮)
     -42.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,625.37 руб
(464,165.77 ₮)
5,840.90 руб
(281,666.67 ₮)
     -39.3 %
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 69,747.37 руб
(3,363,437.48 ₮)
21,059.13 руб
(1,015,537.32 ₮)
     -69.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 39,071.43 руб
(1,884,147.18 ₮)
12,829.76 руб
(618,691.54 ₮)
     -67.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 134,452.05 руб
(6,483,700.98 ₮)
48,386.17 руб
(2,333,333.33 ₮)
     -64.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 72,952.38 руб
(3,517,993.27 ₮)
30,976.78 руб
(1,493,797.68 ₮)
     -57.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Ulaanbaatar Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 48,130.93 руб
(2,321,024.97 ₮)
9,302.28 руб
(448,585.23 ₮)
     -80.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 24,948.50 руб
(1,203,095.36 ₮)
5,129.33 руб
(247,352.29 ₮)
     -79.4 %
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 88,194.77 руб
(4,253,028.99 ₮)
23,106.87 руб
(1,114,285.71 ₮)
     -73.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.68 8.33      -13.9 %
Last update: February 2023January 2023
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