Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Saint Petersburg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 229,071
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 111,399
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Saint Petersburg
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 454
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 378
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 204
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 85
12 eggs, large руб 118
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 205
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 416
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 112
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 50
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 64
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 664
2 liters of coca-cola руб 142
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 45
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 89,132
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 56,809
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 7,096
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 43,135
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 25,605
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 4,296
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 569
40” flat screen tv руб 37,005
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 12,394
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 609
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 988
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 4,097
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 3,540
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 8,852
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 12,871
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 3,825,360
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 51
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,867
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 1,013
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 442
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 705
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,978
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 365
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 269
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 345
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 142
Tube of toothpaste руб 181
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,181
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,706
2 tickets to the movies руб 691
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 11,303
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 3,794
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 482
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 235
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 324
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 62,842
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.87
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 4,964
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 228
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 838 prices entered by 67 different people.
Latest price update: February 05, 2023

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