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The 10 most expensive cities of Russia


Welfare and pricing of every Russian city depends on the spatial location of population, industry and stability of enterprises.

Federal state statistics service of Russia conducts a rigorous calculation of cost of living index. Coli characterized the price situation of the settlements, given the tariffs and prices for consumer goods, services and purchasing power. Starting from these studies, it is possible to identify the most expensive cities.

10. Sochi

Because of the last in the 2014 Olympics, Sochi has got to ten the most expensive Russian cities. In 2012, in the rating table it was ranked 22nd. The cost of services and commodities has increased significantly due to the large influx of fans. In Sochi, home to slightly more than 400,000 people, and tourists last year visited nearly 5 million people. The price of property is giving way to Moscow, but comparable to St. Petersburg:

  • Accommodation: one-bedroom apartment – 3 million rubles, two – room- 5.8 million.
  • Payments for housing range from 4 to 6 thousand rubles per month.
  • Travel on public transport – 22 rubles.
  • Food – at least 15,000 rubles a month per person.
  • Accommodation in hotels: one-star two-room – from 1000 to 4500 rubles per night, five-star – from 10000 to 15000.
  • The average salary in Sochi is 32000.
  • 9. Khabarovsk

    On average, residents of cities with a million people on products of social importance spend 12,500 rubles per month. In Khabarovsk, the figure is 16500 rubles. Tariffs on utility services, maintenance and repair of vehicles, real estate above, than in Moscow. The price of medicines in comparison with other cities are 30% higher.

  • Payments for housing range from 5000 to 7000 rubles.
  • A new apartment can be purchased at a price of 75,000 – 85,000 rubles per square meter.
  • The average salary in Khabarovsk is 38500 rubles.
  • Also great prices on tickets and transport. To go to relax, we first accumulate the money for the ticket.
  • 8. Nadym

    The town of permafrost and of gas and oil fields. In Nadym produces one-tenth of all Russian gas.

  • Apartments are relatively expensive: one room – from 1 million rubles, doubles from 1.5 to 3.5 million.
  • Prices for housing services – 3800 rubles per month for a one bedroom apartment.
  • But the price of clothes, food and appliances was very high. Due to climatic conditions these products have to deliver air and railway transport, which affects the price.

    The city is poorly developed communication structure, insufficient schools and jobs. In Nadym 9 secondary schools, College, high school and branch of the Moscow psychology-social University.

  • With a population of about 45,000 people.
  • The average salary is 80,000 rubles.
  • 7. Peace

    In the 60-ies of the last century there was discovered the diamond Deposit. Basically, the city lives at the expense of extraction and production of stones.

  • The average salary makes 40 – 45 thousand rubles. The miners receive up to 100,000 rubles per month.
  • Apartment prices: Studio – from 1.5 million rubles, doubles from 2.5 million rubles.
  • The public transport is 26 rubles.
  • Prices on food, clothing, rent, materials – is very high. For example: a bottle of kefir costs 200 rubles, bread – 40рублей, tomatoes and cucumbers – 350 rubles.
  • Railways in the city, and the products are delivered only by plane.
  • The population is about 35.5 thousand people.
  • 6. Dudinka

    He is one of the northernmost cities in the world and the largest port of Siberia.

  • It has a population of about 22,000 people.
  • The advantage of this locality is the low price of apartments: Studio from 800,000 rubles, doubles from 1 million rubles, three – room-from 1.5 million rubles.
  • But utility bills are very high – about 7000-8000 rubles per month.
  • The average wage is 40,000 rubles. Specialists at the port can earn 80000.
  • Teachers and health workers salary is 2 times higher than in other regions.
  • In connection with the territorial presence of the price of food is high.
  • Travel on public transport – 24 rubles.
  • Dudinka is well established, relatively inexpensive communications and the Internet.
  • 5. Salekhard

    The only city that lies on the border of the Arctic circle.

  • The population of Salekhard, about 50 thousand people.
  • The city has a developed mining industry, there is a fish factory and a river port. Also here engaged in the production of meat and milk.
  • The average income of the population is 60,000 rubles. Miners and skilled workers in the port earn up to 80000.
  • Housing prices: one-bedroom apartment – 3.5 million, two – from 5.5 million.
  • Public transportation (city)- 25 rubles.
  • Food spends about 20 thousand per month.
  • The price of food sky-high: tomatoes – 1300 rubles, cherries – 4000 per kilogram.
  • Also exorbitant prices on the Internet (2000 rubles per month), gasoline and utility bills.
  • 4. Naryan-Mar

    This city is located in the permafrost zone.

  • The population of about 25,000 people.
  • Food you can get here only by air. Drug prices in Naryan-Mar is higher than in other regions, 20-25%.
  • Prices for apartments are not too small: one bedroom apartment – from 2 million roubles, two – room- from 3.3 million rubles.
  • Due to the constant growth of fuel prices, travel in public transport worth 35-40 rubles.
  • Average earnings – 55000-65000 rubles.
  • The living wage is 20-22 thousand.
  • Utility services is also very high – up to 7,000 rubles for a one bedroom apartment.
  • The cost of food, and the location of the city Zapolyarny.
  • 3. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

  • The population of 183000 people.
  • An apartment here can be bought in the calculation of 12,000 rubles for one square meter.
  • The average salary of 35,000 rubles.
  • Travel on public transport 20 rubles.
  • Prices for utility services and products high. For a one bedroom apartment HCS is 8-9 thousand rubles per month.
  • The subsistence minimum is 20,000 rubles.
  • The city is almost absent farm infrastructure and therefore the price of meat and dairy products are exorbitant. Over the last 20 years the population has decreased by almost 100 thousand people.

    2. Anadyr

    A city with a population of about 15,000 people is the capital of Chukotka. To live in Anadyr very expensive. Prices for food and gasoline in comparison with Moscow higher by almost 2 times. The city is one of the largest wind farm in Russia. Also here is mined iron ore and gold. Well developed fisheries.

  • In Anadyr just not conceivable prices for telephony and Internet.
  • The average salary is 50,000 rubles.
  • Living wage – 22000.
  • Apartment prices from 600000.
  • The cost of some products: apples – 300 rubles per 1 kilogram, bananas – 280, doctoral sausage – 750, liter of juice – 250, tangerines – 600.
  • The cost of utilities per month for one-bedroom apartment – 5000 rubles.
  • To get to the town only by helicopter.
  • 1. Bilibino

    The city ranks first in the League table of most expensive cities in Russia. Here is one of the largest gold mining companies.

  • It has a population of 5,300 people.
  • The apartment can be purchased at a price 20tysyach rubles for one square meter.
  • The average salary 25тысяч rubles.
  • Living wage – 22 thousand.
  • The prices of medicines, foodstuffs, building materials, clothing, services and fuel are very high.
  • In Bilibino there is practically no agriculture and livestock. All products are delivered from other regions – hence the high prices. For example: buckwheat – 185 rubles per 1 kg, vegetable oil – 170 for 1 liter, tomatoes and cucumbers – 500, tangerines – 540.

    The younger generation doesn't want to live in such conditions , they move to less expensive regions.

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