Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Latest price update: July 29, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district руб 392
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 246
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 107
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 44
12 eggs, large руб 70
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 91
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 138
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 58
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes руб 73
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 404
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 62
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 31
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 61,757
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,190
Internet 8MB (1 month) руб 360
40” flat screen TV руб 16,995
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt руб 2,583
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 391
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 486
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 4,745
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) руб 1,906
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) руб 4,291
1 pair of leather business shoes руб 4,785
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 830,455
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 33
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,743
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) руб 541
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) руб 278
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 175
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 73
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 129
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 48
Tube of toothpaste руб 55
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 322
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,231
2 tickets to the movies руб 570
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,050
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert руб 3,107
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 311
Capuccino in expat area of the city руб 130
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 194
iPod nano 16GB руб 12,862
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 1.46
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,943
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes руб 68

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