Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district руб 289
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 232
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 121
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 55
12 eggs, large руб 97
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 134
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 290
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 81
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes руб 42
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 55
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 545
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 24
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 66,529
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,869
Internet 8MB (1 month) руб 343
40” flat screen TV руб 25,455
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt руб 3,416
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 448
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 464
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 4,696
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) руб 1,971
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) руб 4,478
1 pair of leather business shoes руб 5,816
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 902,408
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 35
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,782
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) руб 532
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) руб 431
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 57
Tube of toothpaste руб 75
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 698
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,463
2 tickets to the movies руб 597
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 1,805
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert руб 2,291
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 335
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 147
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 214
iPod nano 16GB руб 10,523
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 1.65
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,706
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 85
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,017 prices entered by 386 different people.
Latest price update: May 24, 2015.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
137th
out of 188
eastern europe
5th
out of 28

Cheapest and most expensive products in St. Petersburg compared to other cities:

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2nd
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4th
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1st
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1st
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