Hi all! Can you imagine living in Moscow? Do you have any idea how much money is needed to live a whole month in Moscow? (2019)
* 100 EUROS = 7.500 RUBLES (Approximately + - depending on the course)
Well, today we're going to try to calculate roughly How much does it cost to live in Russia's largest capital, Moscow? Of course, without many luxuries and with a tight budget but that allows us to live in more or less decent conditions and quality of life. From the outset I tell you that living in Moscow without the help of anyone and by your own means is not easy at all. But for the fate of Spanish speakers, there are many Job offers in the city of Moscow.
Let's see how we got out of this!
The price of housing in Moscow (from 20.000 rubles per month)
Logically we need a floor. In such a big city and where millions of people live more than 15, the offer of apartments for rent is brutal. But it is not easy to find something decent and affordable at the same time, so we must search, search and search. Above all we should look carefully where the property is located because it could be that it was very far from our place of work or studies. In this case I found an example floor in the portal www.cian.ru. For 20.000 rubles we have a floor of 34 square meters that I think meets the minimum requirements to be able to live comfortably. Obviously we can find cheaper things, especially if we think about sharing a flat. Although I think that to have less than this that we see in the following photos would be to live in an unpleasant way. If we need more meters and benefits, then we will have to increase the budget considerably and sure that much more interesting and elegant floors will appear.
The price of food in Moscow (from 10.000 rubles per month)
In the food is where our budget can be adapted more depending on each person. If we do things right, we are not too whimsical and we buy wisely, you can save a lot of money. But in spite of everything, at this point it is where I personally would save the least in expenses since the quality of our food will have a considerable impact on our health and happiness. If we make an effort to look for products of offer and we plan our daily diet, we will be able to subsist with a minimum 2.500 rubles a week. Do you think it is possible? I leave samples of some foods that you can buy on offer in Moscow.
The price of pharmacy, hygiene and cosmetics products in Moscow (Approximately 1.500 rubles per month)
Each person has their own hygienic and intimate needs and should be prepared for such simple unforeseen events as a simple cold. Shampoos, contact lenses, deodorants, creams, specific medications, plasters, bandages, hair masks, lotions, cleaning products ... are an example of the products we use in our day to day. Depending on whether we are male or female, the budget will vary a lot but roughly I think that an average of 1.500 rubles a month would be an approximate and adjusted figure to face a subsistence budget. We see in the example some prices of pharmacy products.
Price of transport in Moscow (Approximately 2.000 rubles per month for an active user)
Transportation is one of the friendliest points in our budget. If we use public transport intelligently of the network of metro, tram and buses of Moscow, we can move effectively to any point in the city. Currently I recommend the acquisition of TROIKA card. A prepaid card that we will fill with the amount that is convenient for us and will charge us 36 rubles per trip and 20 additional rubles if we combine other means of transport in a subsequent way. It can also be charged from the mobile itself. With a few 2.000 rubles a month we can cover our active transport expenses excessively.
Price of internet in Moscow (Average 500 rubles per month)
I consider that having an Internet connection is essential today and more if we live abroad. The internet connection will allow us to communicate with our loved ones, work, solve bureaucratic issues, entertain us etc. With a few 500 rubles a month we can have all our mobile and internet needs at home covered. In the photo you can see the logos of the most popular telephone companies in Russia.
Price of leisure and whims (from 2.500 rubles)
In a subsistence economy, this section could be completely eliminated. But going out with friends from time to time or buying a little something to make life happy is something that will improve our quality of life and give us a little joy.
MINIMUM BUDGET TO LIVE IN MOSCOW A MONTH: 36.500 RUBLES (Approximately 500 euros)
As you can see, the most expensive thing to live in Moscow is housing and what most fattens our budget assuming we are going to rent a flat for ourselves. But it must be said that many people survive in Moscow with much less money than the minimum I have recommended. I just think that living with less money monthly than the one I propose can be in some cases unpleasant and you will be forced to live quite austerely. The ideal and to be quiet in this city, is to have budgets from 50.000 rubles or 60.000 rubles. Who likes to live with more excesses would have to calculate an expense of 100.000 rubles or more.
Do you think it is expensive or cheap to live in Moscow?
I sincerely believe that it is an expensive city today and given the situation of the local currency it is not easy to make ends meet. Although whoever has euros and dollars, can Travel to Russia at bargain prices given that the change in rubles everything is really cheap in comparison.