Cost of Living in Moscow

Summary about cost of living in Moscow, Russia:

Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 руб 400.00-1,500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,000.00 руб 2,500.00-7,701.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 400.00 руб 350.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 руб 100.00-400.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 руб 150.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 205.04 руб 100.00-350.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 82.18 руб 60.00-150.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 45.88 руб 30.00-100.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 328.54 руб 264.98-416.40
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 51.17 руб 32.66-82.55
Rice (white), (1 lb) 51.89 руб 32.66-81.65
Eggs (regular) (12) 113.41 руб 72.00-144.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 367.55 руб 226.80-589.67
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 161.34 руб 90.72-204.12
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 320.89 руб 204.12-453.59
Apples (1 lb) 47.73 руб 27.22-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 40.24 руб 29.48-54.43
Oranges (1 lb) 56.60 руб 31.75-100.00
Tomato (1 lb) 101.18 руб 45.36-157.19
Potato (1 lb) 21.78 руб 11.34-36.29
Onion (1 lb) 20.33 руб 11.34-32.66
Lettuce (1 head) 100.74 руб 50.00-150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 53.46 руб 35.00-80.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб 400.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 73.16 руб 50.00-100.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 154.71 руб 95.00-250.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 202.50 руб 160.00-250.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 50.00 руб 50.00-61.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,400.00 руб 2,000.00-2,800.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 руб 130.00-300.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 руб 16.09-53.11
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 538.00 руб 480.00-1,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 200.98 руб 185.49-219.55
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,200,000.00 руб 2,000,000.00-3,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,460,769.29 руб 2,000,351.00-3,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 9,475.16 руб 6,000.00-13,812.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.34 руб 1.00-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 519.71 руб 400.00-850.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,075.02 руб 1,500.00-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,977.85 руб 1,500.00-3,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб 380.00-700.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 39,288.46 руб 30,000.00-60,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 759,202.76 руб 475,000.00-1,440,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,677.94 руб 3,000.00-12,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,888.52 руб 1,900.00-7,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,423.38 руб 5,000.00-15,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,920.31 руб 5,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 70,153.85 руб 50,000.00-100,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 39,837.84 руб 32,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 130,785.71 руб 100,000.00-200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 73,787.50 руб 60,000.00-110,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 52,077.16 руб 37,160.91-92,902.27
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 26,018.93 руб 22,296.54-32,515.79
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 89,215.84 руб
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.76 7.00-12.00

Prices in Moscow

This city had 20973 entries in the past 12 months by 1646 different contributors.
Last update: March 2023
Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
Sign Up for Our Newsletter:
Your Email Address:
Leave a comment:

Your name: Sign In

Your email address (optional):

Your comment (no HTML):

100 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jan 01, 2023:
Russia couldn't complete with the firepower of Ukraine anyway due to the west's equipment.So all the world needs to do now is watch the 130 new untreatable strains of Omnicron continue to do massive kills on a daily basis.

Karma bites hard
Anonymous on Jan 01, 2023:
It's very hush hush within the Kremlin for obvious reasons.So far 58 million new Omnicron infections within the past 9 days.Pits are being dug in remote areas by the government to burn bodies so far 12 million have died and numbers are rising by the hour.
Anonymous on Jan 01, 2023:
I don't believe Putin can compete with the 130 new strains of Omnicron brought from China to Russia within the past 3 months WHITE LUNG DISEASE.The 130 new Omnicron strains are untreatable so death is imminent.
Anonymous on Dec 30, 2022:
Is it safe there for an single Indian woman to stay in Moscow. I'm an IT professional
Anonymous on Dec 28, 2022:
It really doesn't matter what Putin says or trys to do.The rat has been cornered by his own people intentionally at every turn.Yesterday a huge explosion shook the walls of the Kremlin just 5km away which caused panic in the Kremlin Putin was there.Much more to come rest assured.
Russian citizens
Anonymous on Dec 27, 2022:
Putin lives in your head rent free. These Russians, are they in the room with you right now? :D :D :D Lunatic.
Anonymous on Dec 03, 2022:
Putins entire family will be hung at the gallos no matter the age.At the recommendation of the global military tribunal solely controlled by the UN hangings will be conducted.The purpose of hanging Putins entire family is to totally eliminate the seed as the UN phrased it.
Anonymous on Dec 03, 2022:
Putin and his henchmen from the Kremlin will be extradited forcefully from Russia to stand trial in front of the EU and UN council will be present.Its not a hearing of facts because the facts are already there so it'll be a definite convictions.Gallos are already being built for a public hanging world leaders will attend.
Anonymous on Dec 03, 2022:
The EU at the demand of the UN are setting up court proceedings to convict Putin any and all of those involved in murdering innocent Ukrainians within the Kremlin.Putin said he wanted the war to end quickly however it's much too late to look back.The warcrimes at Putins direction have solid damning evidence
Anonymous on Nov 29, 2022:
I work on the maintenance crew in Germany which takes care of that so I know the facts.Futhermore during the maintenance shutdown the EU ordered all homes and businesses small and large to equip them with all electric on grid which includes heating which 37% was subsidized by taxpayers money in reserve.The false propaganda being spewed by Russian trolls is incorrect.No lights out anywhere in the EU and no cold buildings as such
Anonymous on Nov 29, 2022:
122,000,000,000 wasn't paid by European union countries since Feb 24 2022.EU stopped buying Fossil fuels May 13 2022 the actual amount was 18,000,000,000 for the record.Germany powered up 13 nuclear reactors May 13 2022.The only reason why the reactors were shutdown were due to preventative maintenance which is normal it happens every 6 years as scheduled.
Anonymous on Nov 23, 2022:
Putin the Kremlin and others in high level positions in Russia including Russian citizens have gone back beyond the Soviet union era into atleast 20 to 30 years of nothingness.Look at the costs of things here.Whether costs are under inflated or over inflated it's unaffordable.This is just a small taste of what's to come for all Russian citizens on a major downside.
Anonymous on Nov 19, 2022:
Russia economy hasent been stable over the past 20 years.As a result of Putin his brother and oligarchs he helped get rich at the total expence of working Russian citizens which were stolen from repeatedly even to this day.The economic downturn from Putin's grave mistake invading Ukraine is just the beginning of the end of what little of Russia economy is left which has been Zero for years now.Russia will reach out to the IMF for a bailout but Putin burned his bridges with the IMF which is funded by countries globally that's why the IMF is called INTERNATIONAL MONITARY FUND Russia never did contribute much into the IMF just another nail added to Russia coffin is how it really is.

Those are the facts!
Anonymous on Nov 13, 2022:
Putin isn't getting any money from the European union as of April 2022.Reality being Russia economy is tanking quickly
Poland Africa and USA took care of all needs for all of Europe.Nothing was ever stolen from Russia since day one truth be known.
Anonymous on Nov 11, 2022:
All of the jibberish back and forth bashing and defending Russia means nothing.But one things for certain the freedom of Russian citizens to explore other parts of the world is demished.Russias economy is tanked it isn't possible to estimate cost of living.
Anonymous on Sep 30, 2022:
More of the same fake news Putin is spewing in vain.But game over for Russia and Putin.Yesterday extremely heavy sanctions were placed upon Russia effective immediately by countries globally. India has walked away from Russia permanently and the SCO Shanghai commission IMF and the UN as well.

The next step will be cremation of Russia on a massive scale no breathing thing spared regardless.
Anonymous on Sep 30, 2022:

The European union hasn't purchased anything from Russia and china since July 2,2022.The European union is buying gas,oil, minerals from 17 different countries and all products from those countries so Russia and china aren't getting anything at all.
Anonymous on Sep 30, 2022:
War between any countries should be the least of concerns.It's impossible for any virus to consume the world that rapidly.The bubonic plague was the worst in history to date.

It's never been a virus from the beginning the so-called covide19 virus.
Instead governments globally distributed biochemicals used for warfare against citizens globally.

It attacks the softest tissue in the body being the lungs eats holes in the lungs causing respiratory failure quickly has been every diagnosis.

Fact is people are dead globally but they just don't know it yet.It's a population killer globally and it'll continue to do its job until humanity is eliminated.

I found out what 19 represents not online but impeccable sources instead.People globally are living on borrowed time it's true myself included.
Anonymous on Sep 26, 2022:
Countries globally will bury Russians in their hermit kingdom in the near future. But while Russian citizens living globally will be buried alive in the streets minus a casket a flame out.
Anonymous on Sep 22, 2022:
Hate hate and more hate throughout the world online no peaceful existence anywhere.What really needs to happen is a natural disaster worldwide so people must rely on each other no matter what countries they're from. My first time looking at this site for costs of living. The comments throughout this site are disgusting and repulsive to say the least.

Anonymous on Sep 21, 2022:
Very old news by the state department way before Russia ever invaded Ukraine actually about 5 years before Russia ever invaded Ukraine. Russians aren't welcome in the u s anymore especially hiding knowledge of genocide that's happened in Ukraine by Russian soldiers. All of this time Russian citizens acted like the Kremlin was keeping them in the dark about what atrocities Russia soldiers were committing as in murdering civilians raping women and children. However Russian citizens knew from the beginning what was going on since Russian citizens always have access to Facebook Twitter and every other social media platforms still do so Russian citizens are just as guilty as putin and his henchmen knowing. Nice try Russian troll but it's not working.The u s government even keept out balet,dancers no entry not even for a brief visit banned for life as I know the facts. Everyone else globally knows Russian citizens knew too due to Russian citizens commenting on all social media platforms. Cut your propaganda Russian troll its not working. Russian citizens are just as guilty of war crimes knowing all along. When Russian citizens were trying to enter u s when Ukrainians were entering and Russian citizens were stopped from entering pretty good sign Russian citizens are banned for life from entering u s.
Anonymous on Sep 21, 2022:
Nothing really matters anymore with any countries. People need to just get over themselves and live their lives. Friend of mine works for u s customs told me Russians are banned for life from entering. But that includes Belarus and many other countries too. People need to stay in their own countries and forget about moving to countries that are opposite from what their cultures are which includes u s citizens moving to other countries too.The u s is closing the door on the world and locking it which is a good thing.
Anonymous on Sep 20, 2022:
I'm not American but I agree with what Biden told xi about defending Taiwan. Nobody has the precision like the u s has. China may have more equipment in some areas but they build junk. Many of their subs and boats have sunk planes crash due to poor design and structure. The u s military wants war with China believe it. Talk is cheap and China talks alot of trash but never backs it up with action. The u s has been in 198 wars China just one Vietnam but China lost badly against Vietnam. Pelosi visited Taiwan xi didn't make a movie because xi knows the u s wants him to fire that first shot please do. The world knows how lethal the u s military is i saw it in my country in the middle east experienced it too. China needs a visual lesson and they'll certainly get it from the u s military. The u s has destroyed countries and taken them. It doesn't matter what some washed up mayor from Cleveland says.
He just wants to sell his book. But never forget nothing is breathing when the grim reaper comes,calling,the u s military. Death awaits those who cross the line.
Anonymous on Sep 18, 2022:
Russian parliament has filled treason and war criminal charges against putin. But all the Kremlin is trying to do is try to cover their guilt. We are coming to Moscow to watch your guts boil out of the Kremlin. From there we will torchure the rest of the Russian population all are guilty all will be eliminated. Putin can say the war is over anytime he wants to but it won't matter. We won't finish until the Russian population is finished and that's a fact.
Anonymous on Sep 18, 2022:
you russian maggots are all dead we will watch you get torchered and your burning bodies drug through the streets.
Anonymous on Sep 16, 2022:
shut up and take it like a dog Even dogs know how.
Anonymous on Sep 12, 2022:
The European Union has transferred so much money
To Putin since the beginning of the war in Ukraine
for minerals stolen in Russia:
$91,000,000,000 (91 billions dollars)

Anonymous on Sep 11, 2022:
Russiais already started to crash worse than the soviet union and it'll only get much worse. Within 2 years or less Russia will be flat out broke there's no avoiding it. Closed off from the global economy already even China backed away.By February 2023 Russian oil and natural gas will completely stop being purchased in the EU and the process is already moving forward rapidly.Drunks and drug addiction fills Russia as a whole. A failing country unfolding before the world's eyes to see. The crash will be 3 or 4 times worse than the collapse of the soviet union ever was. When that happens the world can sit back and watch Russians starve to death remembering how Russia tried to starve Asia,Middle East and Africa.

Karma bites
Anonymous on Sep 03, 2022:
Hundreds of thousands of Russians are trying to flee Russia but unsuccessfully.Even Dubai has forced Russians to leave due to recoil from countries globally. China has even banned Russians from entering just recently.No countries want Russians in them now.The grim reaper is looking at Russia seriously meaning death . It's too late for the Kremlin to protest against Putin Putin now because the damage is already done.Even so the Kremlin is rebelling against Putin. He never leaves the safety of his residence now for good reasons his upcoming assination, imminent now without a doubt.

Anonymous on Aug 25, 2022:
I'm not Russian but I feel badly for the Russian people who have endured so much just like Ukrainians have. Remember many Russians were living in Ukraine too. Think for a moment about how devastating it is to the children if you have a heart.One man made the decision to uproot the lives of millions remember that.
Anonymous on Aug 24, 2022:
Currently it would be very hard to predict cost of living on anything in Moscow with runaway inflation and other negatives that surround Moscow and Russia in general at this time. Hopefully things will get better for citizens of Russia in the near future and for everyone else near Russia.

Peace on earth
Anonymous on Aug 22, 2022:
No worries the united states is selling all of Europe LPG gas natural gas ,gasoline and diesel now 50% less than Russia ever did as a token of being nato members. The richest place in the world doesn't need anyone's money petroleum or even tourism.Currently Tanzania Africa is building a natural gas pipeline to Europe. The only ones who will be freezing is Russia. Never underestimate the power and skills and resources of the United States.Putin will flee from Russia with his family to Syria very soon. His jet is fully fueled and in the hanger.However once Putins jet takes off it'll be blown out of the sky before Putin ever reaches his escape to Syria. We know Putins every move 24/7 believe it.
Emma on Aug 22, 2022:
The whole of Europe lives off cheap gas and oil from Russia! The entire European Union will freeze and disintegrate in the future if they don't have hydrocarbons from Russia.. so the one who laughs last laughs well!
John Smith on Aug 20, 2022:
Anonymous, I'm not sure who're you writing this for, but since this site is about statistics, I'll do this community a favour and factcheck your comment.

You will earn nothing - pro-government commenters sometimes are offcially employed and are paid an adequately
Russia is disconnecting from the global internet - not yet
every Russian citizen has lost their jobs - no
bank accounts due to the ruble becoming worthless - no
Lets see over 13,000 protesters were arrested - kind of
beaten badly - usually people get forfeit or 15 days detention
Russian citizens are that angry - sadly they are not
Anonymous on Aug 10, 2022:
My comrad speak truth we are a Russian family that left one month after putin invade Ukraine we will never return there is nothing to gain by returning.A new president will not matter just the same as before we do not want it again.
Anonymous on Aug 06, 2022:
OK…all you need to know is that this site was created by s Serb living in occupied part of Bonsia known as Republica Serbska!!! All the comments on this Moscow cost of living thing can only be looked at through that…
Anonymous on Aug 05, 2022:
You live in your mommas basement sponging off of her nonrichest Russian hacker.
Anonymous on Aug 04, 2022:
How funny Supposed Rich Capitalist

Obviously you haven't driven 20km outside of Moscow but if you actually did you'd be on bumpy dirt fields. UN experts you said categorize Russia best infrastructure etc . You are just another putin az kissing comie trying to save face globally but it isn't working, the whole world knows better. Russia economy always was on the rocks way before sanctions decades before. Putin and his cronies talk alot of smack but nothing to back it up its always been like that. So go back to your mommas basement and drink some more nectar where you belong wannabe.
Anon on Jul 31, 2022:
Not all Russians supports Putin. And not everyone who disagrees with his policies can leave the country. It is unfair that opponents of the regime receive the same attitude from the West and Western companies as supporters of the regime.
Anonymous on Jul 13, 2022:
There is literally zero evidence for anything you are saying. You come up with the most ridiculous claims and just repeat them. Then you create a fake 2nd person that joins your side (the fake guy from Georgia) to lend more credence to the anti-Russia sentiment you are trying to create.

The origin of the claims for Russian soldiers raping was Lyudmila Denisova, Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights. None of the claims were corroborated by anyone independently. What happened to her by the way? She was fired! By a vote of no confidence from Ukraine's parliament on May 31st:

But trolls like you will just keep repeating these claims, hoping no-one bothers to actually do any digging to see where they came from since articles citing her lies are still all over the web.

And so it goes with every preposterous, horrific sounding claim about Russia - if its not debunked within 48 hours it typically unravels on its own within a few weeks and disappears from the propaganda narrative to avoid scrutiny.

The same propaganda machine that told us Ukraine was winning, the Ghost of Kiev is real, the brave soldiers on Snake Island told the Russian battleship to F- yourself (they surrendered without a fight), Bucha was a massacre (Russian soldiers were already gone), Russia has been bombing Donbas for over 8 years (lol, yea we're suppose to believe they launch Tochka-U missiles from Ukraine's direction at Russian speaking people Ukraine hates).

Now they're telling you that Russia is blocking grain and starving the world, when in reality its the Ukrainian forces essentially under western US NATO command that are placing mines, which detach and float off into the sea, and making safe passage for grain shipments impossible. Now there are reports of Ukrainian forces setting grain fields on fire.

The reality is that the west is the one that could care less about the Ukrainian people and uses them as a pawn. They would be much better off if they rose up and kicked out Zelensky, replaced him with an anti-NATO Ukrainian who actually obeyed the Minsk accords.
Anonymous on Jul 12, 2022:
how much do you anti-Russia trolls get paid to make sure the last comment on this page is something hateful to Russia and full of globohomo propaganda? your job is sad.
Anonymous on Jul 06, 2022:
Oh it's never been a troll thing or a western thing either.Many countries globally hate the west but they are normally the first to scream for help when they need the west. I fully agree with the post on July 1,2022 for these reasons.Putin and his henchmen think they have the right to invalid countries like Georgia where I'm from Tbilisi to be exact. There's over 65 countries looking at what Putin ordered. Do you really think the west is in control of other countries feelings about what happened and ongoing? You must be a pro Putin supporter or just deranged.What about all of the people Russian soldiers killed in Georgia when they took northern Georgia during the 2008 Olympics? Do you think the west had anything to do with that? I lost two brothers and one sister in that episode. Say nothing more.
Anonymous on Jul 05, 2022:
The main strategy of the desperate western propagandist: repeat your lies, over and over, hoping that your loud voice drowns out the truth. But everyone who has done any thinking for themselves knows, truth is quiet, humble, obscured, yet in the end victorious. Why is the west so desperate to make Russians hated? To the point where they hire pathetic trolls like the guy below to post random hateful comments on a cost of living site of all places.
Anonymous on Jun 30, 2022:
The person below clearly drank a bit too much of the western propaganda koolaid.

None of these things were said about Russia before now suddenly they are killers and rapists. What changed? The entire Russian population? Or perhaps Western propaganda that brainwashes the gullible “save me daddy” Westerners on the daily?

The same propaganda machine that proclaimed vaccines stop transmission to admit that it didn’t, Covid came from Chinese people and eating bats to admit that it didn’t, that Ukraine was winning all along and now it’s not, there are Nazis in Ukraine (pre 2022) but now there aren’t because they have a Jewish president (2022). Men can get pregnant. And so on and on.
Anonymous on May 21, 2022:
You Russian trolls posting here are failing at glorifying Russian approvals throughout Russia which is false. The only thing popping up the rouble is fake data the central bank of Moscow is supplying. Once a liar always a liar Russians are known to be habitual liars. But one things for certain the parties over for the Russian economy. Pushed out of the global financial market pushed out of global trade,but who really did the pushing from day one? Russia did so Russians guaranteed themselves a ride back in time let's call it 4 decades back in time or more. Another reality being outcasts globally undesirables filthy pigs nobody wants to be around let alone be allowed in other countries.Nobody wants to do business with Russia anymore for good reasons obviously. The world will watch Russians starve to death it's already happening now. Humanitarian aid won't arrive from any country but instead turn Russia into a burning inferno.The smell of your burning flesh excites the world but your deaths will be more exciting.
Anonymous on Apr 05, 2022:
I'm now in Russia, so lemme tell you who really support Putin and the war. You can devide Russian people in 2 generations. The older one (30-75 years old) they ussually watch TV, so you can expect a big part of them are brainwashed. I would say 90%, including my father, grandmather, aunts and uncles. I managed to cut off the TV antena a few years ago for my mother and installed YouTube. When the war started I from time to time showed her the reality, videos, pictures, youtube videos and she firmly against the war now. So guys the situations is not desperate!
What about the younger generations (to 30). You can subdevide to 2 categories. 1 is modern and open-minded, and 2nd are naive divs from contryside who are used to watch TV. It's hard to pinpoint the scale but I would say the open-minded category highly preveils in the cities, conutryside doesn't really bring any political value. So about 80% (based on how it feels like) are good and anti war. So good are 10% in older generation and 80% in younger. What's the root cause of everything that's going on right now? TV.
Anonymous on Apr 05, 2022:
20% mortage like Harare( Zimbabwe) or Ababa (Ethiopia). Best country to born, live and die. Buy a cardboard box for a Russian, and he will be happy. The quality of housing in Moscow for this price is terrible. Watch the video reviews of apartments from the residential complex "Peak" if you do not believe
Anonymous on Apr 05, 2022:
Rub/USD 0.00952. Prices so height, but salaries is not raise. Life in Russia isbe unpredictable and uncomfortable now
Anonymous on Apr 02, 2022:
Russians support Putin 100%. So we believe that our country is not responsible for total destruction of Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, we dont think that over 17000 of our soldiers died in Ukrainian war, we dont think that Belgorod just across the border from Kharkiv eas attacked by Ukrainian army which caused huge oil refinery blasts and ammunition explosions…

We also also dont think that ukrainians in this current special operation could down 140+ of our war planes and 7 navy boats and we dont think that our army is running from Kyiv because they were almost surrounded there by Ukrainians! We know for sure that our conscripts are not being thrown to war and are not captured by their side. All such videos released by Ukrainians are fake. We trust Putin and know that we are fighting NATO in Ukraineand that it is simply a bloodless special operation! Long live peaceful and Nazi- free Russia!!
Anonymous on Apr 01, 2022:
To all Russians

We arrived in Russia incognito recently and have distributed our special recipe for you to eat throughout Russia. Our job finished in Russia. We will watch as we feed all things that breathe in Russia their final meal,a quick flash non-existence guaranteed,enjoy your meal
Zigis on Mar 31, 2022:
Juokdaris, tu pats puikiai zinai kad tokios raides kaip į ž š ū bei kitos specifines lietuviskos raides ir nosines nieks internete ne raso, nes ilgai uztrunka, o raide “i” ilgaja as negaliu ivest per telefona, nes ekranas duzes ir neveikia ekrano dalis.
Joe Bidon on Mar 30, 2022:
Anonymous BOT who wrote the message on Apr 23, 2019. You said that you have lived all your life in Russia in the town of Kasimov? Let's start with the fact that if you are Russian, you should know that in our country the KGB has not existed for more than 30 years. Further, the nonsense that you are talking about beatings, capturing your sons and so on is such that I cannot take it seriously. Life which you describe literally as if you are talking about the serfs of the 14th century. Harvesting firewood to heat your food and not die in winter, fishing to prepare supplies for the winter ... You probably also live in the forest? Do you have a fishing license and permit? Do you have a license to cut wood? We have environmental protection and nature, you will be slapped with such a fine for this that you really start to starve. Then you say that in Kasimov there is no electricity and gas for more than 10 years, no one at all ... This is a lie, you have never been to Kasimov, apparently. Kasimov is a beautiful historical town in the Ryazan region, there are many churches, there is a Kremlin (who does not know, almost every historical city in Russia has a Kremlin. The Kremlin is the Russian name for the central fortress / castle in the city). Here everyone has electricity and gas, there are banks, restaurants, factories, car services, hospitals, and so on. Do you think all this works on firewood?
Zigimantas on Mar 30, 2022:
I am a Lithuanian, I came to Moscow 5 years ago from Vilnius, life in Lithuania was not the sweetest because of corruption and police arbitrariness, and the average salary was 450eur. In Moscow, I receive (like many of my friends here) 78,800 rubles per month. The city is beautiful, very clean, a lot of police and very safe, in general, living here is not expensive but not cheap either. The people are friendly. Very good public transport, but there are a lot of traffic jams in the city, so I advise you to take the metro. I have been to many cities of the “golden ring”, and many others in the central part of Russia, everywhere is very beautiful, clean and comfortable, but the difference in prices compared to Moscow is colossal and not in favor of Moscow. In general, the article is very informative and realistic. I would like to draw the attention of decent people to the Russophobic and deceitful comments of bots that spread misinformation. It's not true, don't believe them, these people have never been to Russia, you can see it, all they know about the country is propaganda and lies. Relatives from Lithuania often call me and fear for my life, I cannot understand how they brainwash you there? I feel safer here than anywhere else.
Anonymous on Mar 29, 2022:
Anonymous, I'm not sure who're you writing this for, but since this site is about statistics, I'll do this community a favour and factcheck your comment.

You will earn nothing - pro-government commenters sometimes are offcially employed and are paid an adequately
Russia is disconnecting from the global internet - not yet
every Russian citizen has lost their jobs - no
bank accounts due to the ruble becoming worthless - no
Lets see over 13,000 protesters were arrested - kind of
beaten badly - usually people get forfeit or 15 days detention
Russian citizens are that angry - sadly they are not
Anonymous on Mar 04, 2022:
Currently 117 rubles to 1 usd The world has turned against putin and his regime obviously. But China sees an opportunity to crush Russia which isn't a hard task. Invade Russia use Russian women for their whores working in Chinese casinos in Russia. Keep making big mistakes putin because the cccp thanks you for handing your country to us.

Anonymous on Feb 18, 2022:
Costs of everything in Russia are very expensive now especially here in Moscow. Deep cuts in salaries haven't helped at all due to lack of business and being closed for almost one year didn't help either. So hold off on trying to predict costs for now since items normally purchased change upward daily.
Anonymous on Jan 30, 2022:
The U S is military is hopeing Putin will make the grave mistake of invading Ukraine. It'll take years not months to pick up the dead in Russia but we'll start with the Kremlin just to prove a point.Putin already knows his fake power play hasn't gone unnoticed by the most lethal military on the planet the U S military.Run away quickly very fast run for your lives because once the mighty U S military strikes not one living thing will be breathing in Russia talk is cheaper than action.We will kill you run away fast but you won't be able to escape the death blow delivered by the mighty U S military rest assured. Where is your fuking Jesus now Russia. We will put you in your graves with your imaniganiry Jesus buried alive. I smell burnt puddy throughout Russia, women won't be spared either but that's not a loss they'll be used for fertilizer just like all Russians will be.

The End
Anonymous on Jan 22, 2022:
Putin talks alot of trash about his so-called ZIRCON Hypersonic missles but they don't exist. I defected from a very high level position in the Russian military not long ago.

Certain inaliation of everything breathing in Russia is imminent should Russia continue to taunt the U S military. That also includes China.

Both countries talk alot of trash but in the end the U S military will smell the bodies burning in Russia and China and the landscape scorched to ashes.
Anonymous on Dec 23, 2021:
Russia is already a statistic but Putin is raising the bar towards a nonexistent statistic.Putin and the Kremlin prides itself on deception of having weapons of mass destruction that doesn't exist.

Ask any honest Russian how they're progress is going towards even visiting the. U S. and they'll say no visitors from Russia allowed.

Putin like the Kremlin is a non-productive entity and its been that way since day one. Unfortunately Russian citizens endure the fallout and yes I'm one of those Russians on the receiving end just like many more millions are.

Putin has made it impossible for citizens to live even decently but he turns a blind eye like the Kremlin does daily.

Putin likes his photo ops with Russian women in groups though but the only reason women attend is for exposure to the world and nothing more.

Price fluctuations are too unstable to actually predict on a daily basis.So to the ones giving costs of things according to their renditions I say F U because unlike others I live here in Moscow.
Anonymous on Dec 03, 2021:
Nothing on here is correct never will be. Besides why would anyone ever want to live in Moscow or anywhere else in Russia? The currency has never been stable alcoholics galore both male and female. Let's not forget women on the streets day or night transmitting their communicable diseases selling themselves for a few rubles.
Anonymous on Aug 19, 2021:
All the text written by Valery below is the complete opposite of reality, except the amounts...Family of three takes about 70 KRub per mo at least, except rental payments, just for feed and few entertainments.
Valeriy on Jul 12, 2021:
Muscovites ' idea of a decent life is as follows: to have a spacious apartment in the city ($200,000 - $ 300,000), a country house with a plot of land for summer holidays ($100,000- $ 200,000), a Korean or Japanese car ($20,000- $ 30,000), to give children a higher education ($20,000- $ 30,000)
Valeriy on Jul 12, 2021:
The locals are very respectful of their city. In this regard, you will practically not see garbage on the street.

In the city center, as it is not strange, mostly newcomers or young people live - the closer to the center, the more difficult it is to deliver a child to school or kindergarten.

Labor migrants in Moscow are mainly from Central Asia. They work in taxi, construction and retail. They all speak Russian and are very kind, although they are prone to deceit.

The police are loyal to foreigners, no one will intentionally offend you. Most likely, any police officer will think 10 times before contacting a foreigner. Of course, if it is not connected with a gross violation of public order - in this case, they will not stand on ceremony.
Valeriy on Jul 12, 2021:
Medical care in Moscow is free of charge. This means that your life will be saved without any conditions. Without five-star comfort, but quite qualified and modern methods. But, of course, no one will treat your chronic diseases for free or do a massage.

Education for children is free and is at a fairly high level. At least the schools are comfortable and safe, and the teachers are sufficiently qualified. Children at school are not aggressive - there are no fights and other violence in schools. Most likely, everyone will want to be friends with a foreigner. This, unfortunately, does not apply to children from Asia, because of the contemptuous attitude towards migrant workers.
Valeriy on Jul 12, 2021:
The salary of a city bus driver in Moscow is about 60,000 rubles.

An English tutor who gives private lessons receives from 2,000 rubles for a 2-hour lesson.

A year of study at the university costs from 200,000 to 500,000 rubles.

There is practically no street crime in Moscow. At least if you get robbed on the street, this case will get into the newspapers. The murders are mostly of a domestic nature and occur among the marginalized. Street drug trafficking does not exist at all.
Julia on May 10, 2021:
Yan, that looks reasonable and similar compared to our calculations just we rent for 60k as we use a 2 bedrooms flat in the centre.
Yan on May 10, 2021:
Household of four total monthly costs:97k Rub, including 2 bedrooms rent 45k Rub. Total Net payroll income of my wife and me: 350k Rub. Annual savings about 2.3 Million Rub. And we are far frim being a part of the rich crowd here.
Anonymous on Mar 24, 2021:
I love it when Russians shoot my Hawaiian pizza and then throw the pizza in my face. The gunpowder from the bullet is an excellent garnish for my pizza.
Anonymous on Mar 20, 2021:
I agree with the previous comment. In a way numbers shown here serve no other purpose then to prop up Putin’s corrupt image! In reality paid internet trolls probably enter inflated data when things are not what they seem
Anonymous on Mar 09, 2021:
These comments about salaries in Moscow and Russia are laughable.Putin has raped Russian citizens financially along with other high level people in government and private favorites of Putin who work together with him to financially enrich themselves.Let's see Putins current net cash worth is 213 billion usd no joke. He also has a huge Palace he owns in Russia along with a mansion in Switzerland and one in France.Not to forget 9 private jets he owns and numerous exotic cars. Look at the watch on his wrist next time it only cost $85,000 usd.
Antanas on Mar 08, 2021:
It is important to understand that Moscow is not Russia, as salaries are much higher. Statistics on averages in Russia:

Average salary 449 EUR (net), minimum 120 EUR (net). Average pension 166 EUR.

Interesting to mention that minimum salary is even lower than in Ukraine,the country which always Russian propaganda attacks... Even more painful for Russia is that the averages in the Baltic states (post-soviet), which said strict NO to Russia and have put all efforts to become western people ARE MUCH HIGHER:

Average salaries in Baltic countries: Estonia 1214 EUR (net), Lithuania 967 EUR (net). Average pensions are around 450 and 500 EUR respectively. Minimum salaries 546 EUR and 468 EUR, respectively in net terms. It is clear that the "failure" states (according to Russia propaganda) are doing much better.

Its very sad that Russia being sooo rich in natural resources and plenty of smart people is totally lagging behind providing normal living standards for their ordinary citizens...
Anonymous on Feb 26, 2021:
I would like to know what is “City Centre” for Moscow? For me the rents look relatively low.
Anonymous on Jan 14, 2021:
If you're going to be on an English writing platform then write English that makes sense other than make excuses for you being an uneducated African boi.Otherwise get on an African platform where you're from.I live in Moscow always have boi.Everyone here knows your game dude.You're just another one of those punks that show up on here and other platforms occasionally with your brand of bullshit that nobody believes.I cannot see your messages anymore liar just blocked you wannabe Russian.
Anonymous on Jan 14, 2021:
Learn how to spell if you're going to troll people punk.You're obviously bored with your menial existence liar.
Anonymous on Jan 14, 2021:
The way you word your sentences makes me think you're from Africa and you probably are punk.
Anonymous on Dec 24, 2020:
There are very few high earners in Moscow more like 85% of workers get between 60 to 70 rub each month nonskilled workers 45rub monthly.
Anonymous on Dec 24, 2020:
Average salary in Moscow is overinflated because of the high number of high-earners in Moscow. So ~70% get less than this 114000 rub/mo of average salary.
Anonymous on Dec 13, 2020:
Maybe you live in a different Moscow than I do hum? Doctors, lawyers, and real-estate companies normally make 100,000 to 165,000 each month per employee depending upon their specialty so that doesn't fall into the category of median monthly salaries.114,000 may look like an average monthly salary to you and that's your opinion which I respect,but the reality being that's not correct.If you've ever worked in Moscow you'd know my numbers are correct because I'm from Moscow. The majority of information online is way over inflated by the Kremlin to make things look progressive.But the reality being the majority of people originally from Moscow live with their parents or relatives. It's not uncommon to see adults and their children living in one small house with their parents.As far as real-estate companies go,the Kremlin dictates which real-estate companies flourish or become nonexistent. Much of that depends upon how connected that real-estate company is with the Kremlin. Once again you have a right to your opinion, but just remember propaganda within the Kremlin is big business reputation wise.
Anonymous on Dec 12, 2020:
As Humira is considered to be a life saving drug, prices on it are state-capped. If you are in hospital you can get it there for free, otherwise you need to buy it in the pharmacy
Anonymous on Dec 12, 2020:
114000 rub/mo looks like an average salary rather than a median. Median wage in Moscow in 2019 was around 66000 rub/mo
Anonymous on Dec 05, 2020:
2020 minimum monthly wage 20,195 rubles average monthly wage before taxes is between 60,000 to 70,000.
pinky on Nov 14, 2020:
The average salary in Moscow by 50% of the population is at least 114,000 rubels per month (GBP£1,120). Rentals are 50-65% lower than in London (and even then I am sure the actual rental prices in London is far higher). This means the Russians have higher living standards than the average Londoners... Pretty depressing.
Marc Ray on Nov 09, 2020:
Hi there,
I am just wondering if anyone knows whether there is any discount from the government on Humira injection. This injection pen is used to maintain Ankylosing Spondylitis. This is kind of a deal breaker for me to move to Moscow.
Many thanks for your answers
Anonymous on Jun 18, 2020:
However, problems can be if a) you need expensive drugs prices on which are not state-controlled (although state caps prices on lifesaving drugs, some can still cost a lot) b) somebody else is living off your pension (in Moscow there is a big-big rarity, but in depressive villages/towns it is not as rare) c) outside Moscow minimal pension is less than that sum(average is ~15k, minimal is at the "pensioner's living minimum", which is something like 9-10k). d) (practically) all housing in moscow has utilities, as practically all housing without them was demolished,but it's not the case in smaller&poorer cities, so some retirees indeed don't have utilities(although state caps utility expenses as 22% from the income).
. on Jun 18, 2020:
Before saying why say if. Minimal pension in Moscow is 19500 Rub/month, + there are social card discounts on food/drugs and free transit for them. If you have the place to live (like the vast majority of moscow retirees), you won't starve on that kind of money. Although of course it will be a frugal life.
Marie on Jun 17, 2020:
I have a question. If it's cheap and elders get pension which I know isn't much why they starving n no utilities?
Anonymous on Jun 11, 2020:
65000-70000 rub average
After all major expenses(rent 1 bedroom close to the center or good area 40000,utilities 4000,food at supermarket 12000,monthly pass 2200,internet 400,mobile 400) you will have approximately 6000-11000rub (85-160$). But you can rent nice 1bedroom at the edge of the city near metro station 30000-32000rub plus utilities 3000-4000 rub
Daniel on Mar 30, 2020:
The site's averaged numbers are true. I am from Moscow and get 70.000 rub net. Being single, I pay 30.000 rub per month for a low-class one room apartment outside of city center. In fact, the closeness to the metro here is what is important, so you could live quite far from the center but still feel comfortable if the apartment is close to the metro. The remaining money (40.000) is comparatively enough for life, but you would want 50-60.000 rub per month excluding rent to lead a comfortable life.

Everything above 100.000 per month is very good, if you live alone. If you are recruited here from abroad, there's a high possibility you'll get more.

Public transportation is very cheap, compared to practically all Western world, yet high class. I personally prefer Moscow underground to New York's, Paris's etc. Telephone+internet is cheap and typically includes lots of free GBs for 10$/month. Flats are warm during winter, and bills are also VERY cheap compared to e.g. the EU - water, gas - after living for some time in Germany and in Denmark, I began appreciating both the warm flats and the low bills in Russia :-) Also, life is quite safe here, and all the stories about tanks/bears on the streets are what they are - just stories.
Anonymous on Mar 04, 2020:
Im very good photographer for girls
Manisha brar on Feb 20, 2020:
I want to know my husband visit today Russia in Moscow for language course in Russia , is it helpful to get job over there and is it possible to give interview online and get work visa for me.
Anonymous on Jan 16, 2020:
Yes, seems to be ok
The cheapest accommodation ( bed with roommates, койкоместо) is 5000R/month
Badwolf on Jan 14, 2020:
I will come for a job next month to moscow.
my salary will be 45,000/- rub per month.

hope to dedicate 6000/- rub for expenses. is it okay..??
how much will be a cheapest accomadation there..??

Thank you.
Evgeny on Dec 14, 2019:
Internet connection in Moscow is as fast as 100-200Mbit for 500-700RUB, which is extremely cheap and good.
Mobile connection - a 500 minutes and 10-20Gb traffic contract costs about 750 RUB, and 4G coverage is great!

Plenty of 24h groceries, bars, etc.
Service level is moderate on average, and is rising from year to year.

There is something else you going to get living there.
Most of ordinary Russians are very warm, sincere and ready to help a foreigner. Some have grim faces, true, but if you ask for help - they will try to help you. When we smile you, we do that sincerely.

Take into consideration one more point.

Most of world media belongs to people who hate Russia and Russians. It is no surpize that Russians are demonized and accused of all world's problems. Don't let that media make your opinion for you - just come and see for yourself. You'll be surprised, I promise.
Evgeny on Dec 14, 2019:
Although most data seams reasonable, there are some notes I'd like to add.

Generally quality of life is quite high in Moscow, and one of the highest across Russia, of course.
Main drawbacks are distances and traffic, dirt all around for 6-7 months a year (Oct-Apr) and poor food quality.

Public kindergartens and schools are free in Russia, however, there is no guarantee for availability, especially for kindergartens.
I doubt (although don't know for sure) medical care is free for non-citizens, so private insurance would be some 70k RUB/year. Anyway it is must-have, as public healthcare wastes your time way too often.

Public transport system is well-developed and continues to grow. Ticket cost is extremely low, taxi rides are moderately-priced.
Driving a car in Moscow for an unprepared non-resident is quite a trial: intensive and dense traffic, aggressive driving, cameras everywhere. Be prepared if you try, and start from car-sharing, which is also quite developed.

As for safety, most of districts are safe. There is a lot of video surveillance around, and I guess one need to put special efforts in order to get hurt. However there are lots of people who will try to con a foreigner. Police is not willing too much to help you if you run in trouble, so don't be too trustful.

The city has loooooots of places to visit, and if you are interested in Russian culture you'll keep yourself busy for a year, I guess.
City parks are being developed, although there are not too many of them (depending on district however).


For a single person approximate spendings would be about 90-100k a month, half of them for 1-room apartments next to subway station in a good district, that saves much time. This is valid for economy mode. For "middle-class style living" I'd reserve 120k, again, half for apartments.
For 3-member family one would need some 130k + apartments - 55-80k.

Actual spendings will very depending on lifestyle.

Salaries (as I see them for Dec 2019)

Average salary for an IT specialist varies from 50-80K (tech support engineer) to 150K (qualified system administrator or highly specialised engineer) and 180-200K for a middle programmer with some good background, and even higher for senior professionals. .
Others earn much less. An average salary is some 80K.

What is also important to keep in mind is that Russian personal income tax is as low as 13% for residents, non-residents owing a patent, or highly qualified personnel.
Ilia on Nov 28, 2019:
Its enough. Rent is 27000 rub there.
Hookah is about 1500 rub
10000 rub for food.
Gym is 2000 rub per month
Anonymous on Nov 26, 2019:
> Please advise, 100.000 Ruble is enough for single person ?
Anonymous on Nov 21, 2019:
or maybe I've gone a bit overboard with the half, as 1br rent at Vnukovo is 25k. But anyway, I suggest sth like 40-50k can be enough for living expenses per 1 person, excluding rent
Anonymous on Nov 21, 2019:
Of course, 100k net is more than enough for a single person. In fact, it's possible to save up a half of that salary (maybe, even more, depending on the lifestyle of course)
Birol on Nov 18, 2019:
Dear All,

I will come to Moscow after new year. My salary will be 100.000 ruble per month. I need to find flat near the Vnukova Airpot.

Please advise, 100.000 Ruble is enough for single person ? I am going to gym and smoking hookah. Im not using alcohol or cigarette.

Have a nice day :)
Constantine on Nov 07, 2019:
>>>...and the russian education system is also worse than the US system, based on international education scores.

Don't agree with that statement, since simple check shows that Russian scores in Mathematics, Science and Reading are higher than in the USA

As a muscovite, I would say that cost of living in Moscow is higher too, than described on the page:)