Try to eat at home and buy food at «green» stores like VkusVill (ВкусВилл in Russian). Avoid city center for rentals. It is quite comfortable to get it by public transport. Cheapest retals are on the north. East is quite dangerous. Khimki — a nearby city on the north is also a good choice for budget in terms of rentals and ecology.
We got information about prices in Russia on food in cafes and restaurants, products in supermarkets, accommodation rental, real estate and transportation costs based on the data of 719 people. At the moment, prices have been added to such cities as Adler, Almetevsk, Angarsk, Aprelevka, Arkhangelsk, Arzamas, Astrakhan, Babushkin, Balashiha, Barnaul, Belgorod, Blagoveshchensk, Bryansk, Cheboksary, Chekhov, Chelyabinsk, Cherepovets, Cherkessk, Dolgoprudnyi, Domodedovo, Dubna, Elektrostal, Gatchina, Gorno-Altaysk, Innopolis, Irkutsk, Ivanovo, Izhevsk, Kaliningrad, Kaluga, Kalyazin, Kazan, Kemerovo, Khanty-Mansiysk, Khimki, Khoroshevo-Mnevniki, Kineshma, Kirov, Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirovsk, Kolpino, Kostroma, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Kuibyshev, Kursk, Kyzyl, Lipetsk, Lyubertsy, Magadan, Magnitogorsk, Miass, Mikhaylovsk, Monino, Moscow, Moskovskiy, Murmansk, Mytishchi, Nemchinovka, Neryungri, Nizhnii Novgorod, Novocherkassk, Novomoskovsk, Novosibirsk, Novyye Kuz'minki, Ob, Obninsk, Omsk, Orel, Orsk, Penza, Perm, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskii, Petrozavodsk, Podolsk, Pskov, Rostov-on-Don, Ruza, Ryazan, Rybinsk, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Saratov, Severnoe, Shchelkovo, Smolensk, Sochi, Solikamsk, Sosnovyi Bor, Staryi Oskol, Stavropol, Sterlitamak, Taganrog, Tambov, Tarusa, Tolyatti, Tomilino, Tomsk, Trekhgornyi, Tula, Tver, Tyumen, Ufa, Ulan-Ude, Ust-Izhora, Uzlovaya, Velikii Novgorod, Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Vidnoe, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Volodarskii, Vologda, Voronezh, Voskresensk, Yakutsk, Yantarny, Yaroslavl, Yasenevo, Yekaterinburg, Yoshkar-Ola, Zelenogorsk, Zelenograd, Zhukovskii and Сосновка.
We analyzed the average prices in Russia and calculated that one day in country will cost you 5648 Russian rubles.