Russia vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

Russia Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$868
$1141
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2161
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$416
$613
🏘️ Family rent
$754
$972
🍽️ Food expenses
$299
$329
🚐 Transport expenses
$60.2
$88.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$805
$1701
💸 GDP per capita
$10127
$27056
😃 Human freedom index
6.23
8.56
❤️ Life expectancy
71.3
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
29
61
🌐 English speaking %
11.8%
22%
🎓 Higher education
85
90
😀 Quality of life
52
73
🏙️ Population
147M
46.7M

The average cost of living in Russia ($868) is 24% less expensive than in Spain ($1141). Russia ranked 85th vs 46th for Spain in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.9 months in Russia compared to 1.5 months in Spain. Ranked 81st and 27th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Russia vs Spain

We calculate prices for Russia and Spain as a population-weighted mean of 122 and 153 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Russia Spain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.31
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$36.1
$40.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.62
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.51
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$2.54
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.1
$1.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$458
$620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$306
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$894
$1021
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$572
$767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71.3
$77.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$109
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$8.43
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.66%
2.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3247
$3348
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2070
$2169
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.59
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.7
$39.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.54
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.68
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.67
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.21
$6.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.72
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.92
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.92
$1.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.87
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.02
$5.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.1
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.78
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.96
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.64
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.36
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.71
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.8
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.33
$8.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.3
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.06
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$84.9
$74
👟 Brand Sneakers
$100
$72.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$367
$370
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6764
$7276

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Cities Comparison in Russia vs Spain

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Russia

City Cost of living Population
Moscow
$1337
12.7M
Saint Petersburg
$1164
5.38M
Yekaterinburg
$797
1.47M
Novosibirsk
$883
1.6M
Krasnoyarsk
$775
1.08M
Nizhny Novgorod
$864
1.26M
Kazan
$853
1.24M
Samara
$747
1.17M
Perm
$699
1.05M
Ufa
$709
1.12M
Voronezh
$667
1.05M
Rostov-on-Don
$806
1.13M
Tomsk
$583
573K
Chelyabinsk
$564
1.2M
Omsk
$621
1.18M
Tyumen
$779
745K
Krasnodar
$723
881K
Volgograd
$676
1.02M
Vladivostok
$998
607K
Saratov
$686
845K
Surgut
$849
361K
Khabarovsk
$929
616K
Balashikha
$807
451K
Sterlitamak
$852
280K
Tolyatti
$677
686K
Irkutsk
$719
624K
Sochi
$959
412K
Yaroslavl
$573
608K
Izhevsk
$595
646K
Yakutsk
$944
312K

In Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1445
3.31M
Barcelona
$1487
1.64M
Tenerife
$1133
905K
Zaragoza
$1018
675K
Valencia
$1197
790K
Seville
$996
684K
Malaga
$1115
577K
Palma de Mallorca
$1326
419K
Bilbao
$1338
346K
Murcia
$970
460K
Pamplona
$1207
203K
Gijon
$1150
269K
Alicante
$999
337K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1170
265K
San Sebastian
$1379
188K
Valladolid
$1024
298K
Las Palmas
$1086
379K
Terrassa
$1153
223K
Vigo
$991
294K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
253K
Granada
$951
232K
Sabadell
$1269
216K
Cordoba
$885
322K
Cartagena
$852
216K
Almeria
$941
201K
Jerez de la Frontera
$848
213K
Badalona
$1399
223K
Oviedo
$978
186K
A Coruna
$1100
245K
Elche
$886
234K