Prices in Beijing vs Moscow - Cost of Living Comparison

BeijingMoscow
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1185
$1006
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3028
$2473
🏠 One person rent
$725
$577
🏘️ Family rent
$1374
$1049
🍽️ Food Expenses
$270
$246
🚐 Transport Expenses
$90.8
$89.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1322
$976
🏙️ Population
21.7M
12.5M

The cost of living in Beijing is 18% more expensive than in Moscow. Cities ranked 4937th and 5381st ($1185 vs $1006) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 5th and 1st in China and Russia, respectively. Check China vs Russia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Beijing compared to 1 months in Moscow. Beijing ranked 5th best city to live in China vs Moscow ranked 1st in Russia, while ranked 507th and 707th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Beijing vs Moscow

BeijingMoscow
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.95
$6.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.5
$33.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.02
$3.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.91
$3.18
☕ Cappuccino
$4.67
$2.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$0.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1033
$773
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$592
$435
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1835
$1452
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1180
$809
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$32.5
$68.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$105
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.9
$6.24
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.2%
9.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$14805
$5252
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7038
$2494
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
$0.78
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.5
$30.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.81
$4.56
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.01
$0.65
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.79
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.74
$0.57
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$0.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.9
$1.33
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17
$8.98
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
$4.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.12
$7.71
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$0.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$1.36
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
$2.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$0.52
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$0.5
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.44
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
$1.46
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.6
$8.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.79
$0.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.93
$2.18
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.99
$6.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.14
$3.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$1.26
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.72
$1.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$48.4
$50.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.61
$5.94
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.7
$21.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.4
$8.72
👖 Brand Jeans
$72.2
$87.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.8
$90
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$688
$536
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22384
$10805

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Cities near Beijing

DistanceCityCost of living
50 km or 31 miLangfang
$645
58 km or 36 miZhuozhou
$576
58 km or 36 miSanhe
$599
78 km or 49 miGaobeidian
$596
87 km or 54 miBazhou
$599
109 km or 68 miTianjin
$741
135 km or 84 miRenqiu
$604
137 km or 85 miZunhua
$599
139 km or 87 miBaoding
$454
151 km or 94 miBinhai
$644
155 km or 97 miTangshan
$633
163 km or 101 miZhangjiakou
$687
164 km or 102 miHejian
$605
176 km or 110 miChengde
$588
182 km or 113 miCangzhou
$555
189 km or 117 miHuanghua
$593
189 km or 118 miAnguo
$586
196 km or 122 miDingzhou
$613
197 km or 122 miQian'an
$600
198 km or 123 miLuanzhou
$595
204 km or 127 miBotou
$595
224 km or 139 miShenzhou
$595
228 km or 142 miXinle
$592
229 km or 142 miPingquan
$591
239 km or 148 miJinzhou
$594
241 km or 150 miXinji
$597
249 km or 155 miGaocheng
$601
249 km or 155 miHengshui
$624
252 km or 156 miLaoling
$600
263 km or 164 miShijiazhuang
$583
265 km or 165 miDatong
$856
272 km or 169 miJizhou
$583
273 km or 169 miQinhuangdao
$649
273 km or 170 miDezhou
$429
281 km or 175 miFengzhen
$577
282 km or 175 miHuairen
$584
294 km or 183 miLingyuan
$596
296 km or 184 miNangong
$589
302 km or 187 miUlanqab
$638
314 km or 195 miBinzhou
$564

Cities near Moscow

DistanceCityCost of living
18 km or 11 miKhimki
$768
19 km or 12 miKrasnogorsk
$513
19 km or 12 miLyubertsy
$588
19 km or 12 miMytishchi
$698
21 km or 13 miBalashikha
$714
22 km or 14 miKorolyov
$639
37 km or 23 miPodolsk
$624
52 km or 32 miElektrostal
$511
96 km or 60 miObninsk
$540
161 km or 100 miKaluga
$535
161 km or 100 miTver
$481
173 km or 107 miTula
$524
179 km or 111 miVladimir
$536
184 km or 114 miRyazan
$516
248 km or 154 miYaroslavl
$492
250 km or 155 miIvanovo
$471
266 km or 165 miRybinsk
$431
301 km or 187 miKostroma
$418
326 km or 202 miOryol
$488
349 km or 217 miBryansk
$540
366 km or 228 miDzerzhinsk
$392
369 km or 229 miSmolensk
$542
372 km or 231 miLipetsk
$424
376 km or 234 miCherepovets
$431
402 km or 250 miNizhny Novgorod
$595
408 km or 254 miVologda
$450
419 km or 260 miTambov
$450
457 km or 284 miKursk
$433
466 km or 290 miVoronezh
$496
474 km or 294 miVitebsk
$374
491 km or 305 miVeliky Novgorod
$482
495 km or 308 miStarooskolsky
$520
496 km or 308 miStary Oskol
$427
509 km or 316 miMogilev
$472
513 km or 319 miSaransk
$413
555 km or 345 miPenza
$448
568 km or 353 miGomel
$341
571 km or 355 miSumy
$419
577 km or 359 miBelgorod
$544
601 km or 373 miCheboksary
$413