Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district руб 283
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 236
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 117
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 55
12 eggs, large руб 81
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 112
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 244
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 69
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes руб 33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 47
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 420
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 62
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 24
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 64,164
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 5,200
Internet 8MB (1 month) руб 335
40” flat screen TV руб 23,193
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt руб 3,167
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 427
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 464
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 4,390
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) руб 2,032
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) руб 4,422
1 pair of leather business shoes руб 5,567
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 859,545
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 35
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,723
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) руб 386
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 192
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 92
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 143
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 50
Tube of toothpaste руб 75
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 552
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,500
2 tickets to the movies руб 560
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 4,834
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert руб 2,816
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 295
Capuccino in expat area of the city руб 146
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 198
iPod nano 16GB руб 12,002
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 1.58
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,845
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 73
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,852 prices entered by 368 different people.
Latest price update: March 31, 2015.

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