Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 366
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 272
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 135
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 63
12 eggs, large руб 83
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 179
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 279
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 83
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 28
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 60
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 610
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 90
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 36
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 69,687
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 43,093
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 6,332
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 44,105
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 25,516
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 8,308
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 489
40” flat screen TV руб 27,275
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,546
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 470
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 645
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 4,880
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,969
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,758
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,626
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,227,870
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 43
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,511
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 412
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 446
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 549
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,388
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 235
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 206
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 219
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 74
Tube of toothpaste руб 96
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 722
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,197
2 tickets to the movies руб 714
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 10,580
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,568
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 407
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 148
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 147
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 33,902
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 3.08
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,304
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 120
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 729 prices entered by 120 different people.
Latest price update: October 15, 2018.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
280th
out of 343
eastern europe
16th
out of 35
russia
2nd
out of 4

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the world
5th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
4th

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