Investment in Moscow: Investment climate factors

Moscow has an extensive retail infrastructure.

Moscow has more than 25,000 retail trade facilities, including more than 1,000 hypermarkets and supermarkets, as well as more than 4,000 mini-markets and convenience stores. Hide the chart

Retail trade facilities in Moscow as of 1 January 2014 (units)

Source: Rosstat.

The trade areas in Moscow take up 780 square meters per 1,000 residents (for hypermarkets and supermarkets this is 340 square meters per 1,000 residents). Hide the chart

Area of facilities for retail trade in Moscow, as of 1 January 2014 (million square meters)

Source: Rosstat

Moscow is in the top 5 cities of the world for the presence of major international consumer brands (44 new brands emerged onto Moscow’s markets in 2014, and 31 – in 2013). View the chart

Presence of international consumer brands in cities around the world, 2014 (%)

*According to the survey of sample from 334 international retailers
Source: CBRE.

Food prices in Moscow are lower than in many major cities in the world. Food in Moscow cost two times cheaper than in Paris, Hong Kong or Singapore. View the chart

Food cost index* in different cities of the world, July 2017

*The ratio of an average food cost in the cities of the world to New York's average.
Source: Numbeo.

Moscow has the potential to develop public catering infrastructure.

As of 1 January 2015, there were 11 087 catering enterprises in Moscow, and of those, 7 651 were public enterprises and 3 436 were cafeterias owned by institutions or organizations. , There are around 45 locations per 1,000 residents which provide residents with publicly accessible food in Moscow. View the chart

Public catering companies in Moscow, February 2017

Source: Open data portal of the Moscow Government

The volume of the Moscow catering market in 2010 amounted to 161 bn RUB (2.4 bn USD). The percentage of the population expenses for food catering in Moscow is about 6%. View the chart

Moscow public catering market in 2010 - 2016

Source: Rosstat

In terms of the quantity of restaurants per resident, Moscow is comparable to Sidney and Singapore, but lags behind London, Paris or New York. View the chart

Quantity of restaurants in cities around the world per 100,000 people

Source: Department of Trade and Services of Moscow, World Cities Culture Forum.

A restaurant visit in Moscow costs cheaper than in New York, Paris or London, and approximately the same as in Sao Paulo and Hong Kong. According to the Moscow Department of Trade and Services, in 2016, an average bill amounted to 250-300 RUB in economy class public catering facilities (including fast-food facilities), 1500-3000 RUB in middle class facilities, and over 3000 RUB in premium restaurants. View the chart

Restaurant price index* in different cities of the world, July 2017

*The ratio of the average restaurant prices in the cities of the world to New York's average.
Source: Numbeo.

Retail trade facilities in Moscow as of 1 January 2014 (units)

Source: Rosstat.

Area of facilities for retail trade in Moscow, as of 1 January 2014 (million square meters)

Source: Rosstat

Presence of international consumer brands in cities around the world, 2014 (%)

*According to the survey of sample from 334 international retailers
Source: CBRE.

Food cost index* in different cities of the world, July 2017

*The ratio of an average food cost in the cities of the world to New York's average.
Source: Numbeo.

Public catering companies in Moscow, February 2017

Source: Open data portal of the Moscow Government

Moscow public catering market in 2010 - 2016

Source: Rosstat

Quantity of restaurants in cities around the world per 100,000 people

Source: Department of Trade and Services of Moscow, World Cities Culture Forum.

Restaurant price index* in different cities of the world, July 2017

*The ratio of the average restaurant prices in the cities of the world to New York's average.
Source: Numbeo.