Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 437
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 293
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 123
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 61
12 eggs, large руб 83
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 168
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 264
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 79
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 63
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 557
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 42
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 65,981
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 41,484
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 6,774
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 38,537
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 23,617
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 5,812
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 488
40” flat screen TV руб 28,701
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,179
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 468
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 872
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,048
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,533
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,515
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 7,505
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,262,300
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 40
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,536
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 413
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 400
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 460
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,323
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 210
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 212
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 205
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 76
Tube of toothpaste руб 118
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 655
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,348
2 tickets to the movies руб 651
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 9,054
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,199
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 416
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 147
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 140
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 33,881
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 287
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,326
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 119
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 800 prices entered by 115 different people.
Latest price update: April 21, 2018.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
151st
out of 338
eastern europe
2nd
out of 33
russia
2nd
out of 4

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

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1st
eastern europe
1st
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1st
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1st
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4th
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4th

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