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cshah50
15-11-2004, 16:40
what would be the avg. cost of living in moscow ?? For a family of 3 persons (2 Adult + 1 Kid) .. company is going to pay for rent and kids accomodation.

major cost i can think of are :-

(A) i dont hv transport on saturday and sunday he needs to use Taxi.
(B) Food
(C) Routine grossery
(D) Entertainment
(E) Servent (for 3/5 hrs per day)

Any other major exp. left out can be added...

Kindly suggest some realistic fig

thks

half crazed visigoth
15-11-2004, 17:35
I am truly sorry, but was the Routine grossery a freudian slip???

Maine Surfer
15-11-2004, 19:01
$2000 monthly will do.

Crazyeelboy
15-11-2004, 19:55
Don't forget medical expenses - especially if he has a child. The cost of Russian medical care is pretty low, but "international" health care can be expensive, so he should be sure to have health insurance that works here.

Maine Surfer
15-11-2004, 20:48
Originally posted by Crazyeelboy
Don't forget medical expenses - especially if he has a child. The cost of Russian medical care is pretty low, but "international" health care can be expensive, so he should be sure to have health insurance that works here.

A friend of mine has been sick for past 3 weeks. Some kind of weird cold or something like that. Well he finally decided to go to the American clinic off prospekt Mira. 1 hour later and $450 (!!!!!) lighter he was diagnosed with pnemonia and prescribed simple antibiotics.

IMO, it's a ripp off. One could buy 1 year insurance with a Russian doctor for about $800 including home visits

vince
16-11-2004, 11:04
I would also say 2000$ would be enough :agree:

That is without medical care and going out a lot ;)

Restaurants are very expensive here :agree:

cshah50
16-11-2004, 16:41
thanks for the info.

its been a good help.

Rgds

Fa-Q!
16-11-2004, 16:43
I think $2000 is not enough. More like $3000. Just my opinion and I have a family of 3.

cshah50
16-11-2004, 16:50
Dear Outlaw,

I m talking of living cost without Rent and Education........ Still u think one needs $3000 ?

Pls. reply as this is quit important for me to know

Rgds

gadfly
16-11-2004, 16:58
1k a person. Does the servant have to address you as 'Massah?'

cshah50
16-11-2004, 17:51
still not getting hold / any idea abt actual cost ?

rgds

plastique
17-11-2004, 04:04
does passport magazine have an online thing yet? their cover story for Nov was cost of living in moscow vs. the world...would give a good idea, but the research was a bit weak and flawed IMO...

Outlaw
17-11-2004, 09:39
Actually, it all depends on your lifestyle. Dinner for two with drinks will run you about $100-120. How many times/month do you plan to eat out? Transportation can get expensive if you take taxis (individually, they're not expensive, but it adds up). I have a driver, but weekends I can spend up to $40/day on taxis. Clothes are outrageously expensive. I'm not going to tell you my income, but can say that I go through $3000 in 2-3 weeks.

candi
17-11-2004, 12:26
CT Shah
You shall get the indian grocceries at the Indian shop and will need to budget about $50-75per month for lentils, rice, flour etc. Other fruit/veg throughout Moscow. 2 Indian TV channels at about $14 a month+ kosmos tv subscription (total about $50 per month excluding installation - you can see their site at http://www.kosmostv.ru/index_en.html for details).
As advised here by others - get medical insurance for the family.
Taxi system here is quite unique and you can flag down any car and negotiat the price to the destination (in Russian ofcourse)! Official taxi's also exist.
Budget about $5-7 per hour for a housekeeper (again varies on your negotiations per hour or for the month etc.). You shall probably need the housekeeper 2wice a week or so (maybe 10- 12 hours a week).
Other costs would vary on your/family's life style and habbits but about 2k could ensure a "very reasonable" living standard.
Hope this helps!

cshah50
17-11-2004, 14:35
thanks great info