Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 426
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 279
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 128
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 61
12 eggs, large руб 82
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 162
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 245
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 82
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 535
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 89
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 42
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 63,971
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 40,726
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 6,736
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 38,489
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 23,362
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 4,110
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 475
40” flat screen TV руб 28,334
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,631
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 470
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 665
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,307
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,617
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,421
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 7,306
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,208,390
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 40
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,512
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 443
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 424
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 518
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,488
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 224
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 212
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 194
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 72
Tube of toothpaste руб 122
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 732
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,281
2 tickets to the movies руб 641
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 10,092
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,309
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 431
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 147
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 242
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 34,271
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 3.22
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 3,632
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 119
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 585 prices entered by 105 different people.
Latest price update: August 18, 2018.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

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283rd
out of 343
eastern europe
16th
out of 32
russia
2nd
out of 4

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