As many people have asked me how expensive (or rather: cheap) it is to live here, I thought it might be a good idea to let you see it for yourself.
Here’s the bill of my latest trip to the supermarket:
And here’s a translation and conversion 😉
|Can of mushrooms||69.90 (RUB)||0.91 (EUR)|
|Bread (500 g)||26.90||0.35|
|Bread (300 g)||19.00||0.25|
|Cherry tomatoes (250g)||66||0.86|
|Cans of corn (2)||113.20||1.48|
That being said, you should know three things:
- Imported products are very expensive. When I wanted to make tiramisu, I had to buy a EUR4 package of mascarpone.
- A trip to the mall would have been a totally different story; prices for clothes are about the same as in Belgium.
- The average monthly wage in Russia is RUB34,000 or EUR425 (according to this website).