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 RUBLOS (Approximately + -. According to year 2019 course)
Well, today we're going to try to calculate roughly How much does it cost to live in Russia's largest capital, Moscow?
Yes, 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 already tell you that living in Moscow without anyone's help and by your own means is not easy.
But for the luck 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 flat.
In such a large city and where more than 15 millions of people live together, 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 must 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 flat 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 believe that having less than this we see in the following photos would be to live in an unpleasant way.
If we need more meters and benefits, we will have to increase the budget considerably and surely 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 well, we are not too capricious and buy smart, you can save a lot of money. But in spite of everything, at this point it is where I personally skimp on expenses since the quality of our diet will have a considerable impact on our health and joy.
If we strive to find products on offer and plan our daily diet, we can subsist with a minimum 2.500 rubles a week. Do you think it is possible? I leave you the samples of some foods that you can buy on sale in Moscow.
The price of pharmacy, hygiene and cosmetics products in Moscow (Approximately 1.500 rubles per month)
Each person has their own hygiene and intimate needs and must be prepared for unforeseen events as simple as a simple cold.
Shampoos, contact lenses, deodorants, creams, specific medications, strips, 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 greatly but roughly I think that about 1.500 rubles on average per 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 believe that today having an internet connection is essential and more so if we live abroad. The internet connection will allow us to communicate with our loved ones, work, solve bureaucratic issues, entertain us etc. With about 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 something for us to rejoice in life is something that will improve our quality of life and give us some joy.
MINIMUM BUDGET TO LIVE IN MOSCOW A MONTH: 36.500 RUBLES (Approximately 500 euros)
As you can see, the most expensive thing about living in Moscow is housing and what most fattens our budget assuming we are going to rent an apartment 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 consider that living with less monthly money than what I propose can be in some cases unpleasant and you will be forced to live quite austerely.
The ideal and to be calm 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.