Cost of Living Comparison

PGK
COMPARED TO
RUB

Russia is 41.8% cheaper than Papua New Guinea.

If you lived in Russia instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:
local_dining

pay 56.4% less for restaurants

  Papua New Guinea help_outline Russia help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $14.43
PGK47.37
$6.24
₽373.16
-56.8%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.94
PGK26.05
$3.93
₽234.82
-50.5%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.37
PGK4.50
$0.68
₽40.65
-50.4%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.25
PGK4.11
$0.40
₽23.90
-68.1%
Average -56.4%

Papua New Guinea vs. Russia - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 61.4% less for groceries

  Papua New Guinea help_outline Russia help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.76
PGK5.78
$0.44
₽26.37
-75.0%
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.89
PGK12.77
$3.22
₽192.43
-17.3%
Milk (1 gallon) $6.23
PGK20.44
$2.90
₽173.77
-53.3%
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.31
PGK10.88
$0.98
₽58.51
-70.5%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $3.62
PGK11.89
$1.44
₽85.99
-60.3%
Apples (1 lb) $1.37
PGK4.51
$0.55
₽32.68
-60.2%
Bananas (1 lb) $1.05
PGK3.43
$0.42
₽25.07
-59.9%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.50
PGK4.94
$0.51
₽30.62
-66.0%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $1.44
PGK4.72
$0.80
₽47.67
-44.6%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.03
PGK3.39
$0.20
₽11.84
-80.9%
Onions (1 lb) $1.47
PGK4.83
$0.19
₽11.38
-87.1%
Average -61.4%

Papua New Guinea vs. Russia - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 44.5% less for transportation

  Papua New Guinea help_outline Russia help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.88
PGK12.73
$2.20
₽131.81
-43.2%
Monthly public transit pass $14.43
PGK47.37
$16.31
₽975.54
+13.0%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $34,628.28
PGK113,685.29
$15,994.31
₽956,874.16
-53.8%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $49.06
PGK161.05
$2.85
₽170.32
-94.2%
Average -44.5%

Papua New Guinea vs. Russia - Cost of transportation
home

pay 76.3% less for housing

  Papua New Guinea help_outline Russia help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$605.99
PGK1,989.49
$7.14
₽426.90
-98.8%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $2,116.17
PGK6,947.43
$260.83
₽15,604.12
-87.7%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $817.61
PGK2,684.24
$184.96
₽11,065.70
-77.4%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$121.37
PGK398.46
$71.22
₽4,260.77
-41.3%
Average -76.3%

Papua New Guinea vs. Russia - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 12.3% less for childcare

  Papua New Guinea help_outline Russia help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $151.50
PGK497.37
$176.63
₽10,566.92
+16.6%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $7,214.22
PGK23,684.44
$4,236.11
₽253,428.98
-41.3%
Average -12.3%

Papua New Guinea vs. Russia - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 59.1% less for entertainment and sports

  Papua New Guinea help_outline Russia help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.88
PGK6.16
$1.23
₽73.62
-34.4%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.89
PGK9.47
$1.45
₽86.56
-49.9%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.35
PGK20.84
$1.80
₽107.71
-71.6%
Monthly membership at local gym $105.81
PGK347.37
$29.51
₽1,765.34
-72.1%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $12.26
PGK40.26
$4.00
₽239.10
-67.4%
Average -59.1%

Papua New Guinea vs. Russia - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 17.1% more for clothing

  Papua New Guinea help_outline Russia help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$28.14
PGK92.37
$52.68
₽3,151.40
+87.2%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$30.59
PGK100.42
$33.67
₽2,014.41
+10.1%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$61.32
PGK201.32
$64.42
₽3,854.00
+5.1%
Men's business shoes (leather) $115.43
PGK378.95
$76.42
₽4,572.06
-33.8%
Average +17.1%

Papua New Guinea vs. Russia - Cost of clothing
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