The specialists of the SuperJob job search service conducted a study and found out which cities in Russia their residents consider the most expensive ones. Moscow, Ufa, and Krasnodar appeared to be in the top of the list.
According to the results of the survey, Muscovites most often consider their city to be an expensive one: 6 out of 10 respondents are convinced of this. Ufa, the capital of Bashkiria, is in second place: 57% of Ufa residents are sure that living there is not cheap at all. Krasnodar takes the 3rd place, where every second inhabitant calls his city expensive (51%).
A little less often, the high cost of goods and services is spoken about in St. Petersburg (49%), Rostov-on-Don and Volgograd (48% each), and Yekaterinburg (47%).
In the middle of the rating of the most expensive megacities in Russia are Kazan and Krasnoyarsk (45% each), Omsk and Nizhny Novgorod (41% each), as well as Samara and Novosibirsk (40% each).
Residents of Voronezh and Perm are less likely than others to consider their cities expensive (36% and 35%, respectively).
Chelyabinsk closes the rating – only 1 out of 4 respondents (24%) is convinced of the inflated cost of living in this region.
As a rule, the most expensive in Russian megacities is housing. According to residents, this is the problem of living in Moscow, Ufa, Krasnodar, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Omsk, Samara, and Novosibirsk.
In Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Voronezh, Perm, and Chelyabinsk, residents are most often outraged by food prices.
In addition, travel by public transport, housing and communal services, gasoline, as well as medical care, leisure and entertainment significantly reduces the wallet size of residents of large cities.
In Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Voronezh, Perm, and Chelyabinsk, the list of the most expensive things also includes clothes, shoes, appliances and so on.