Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 286
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 241
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 130
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 56
12 eggs, large руб 97
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 124
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 271
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 86
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 541
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 78
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 36
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 56,040
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 36,649
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,995
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 32,253
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 21,254
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 2,995
Internet 8MB (1 month) руб 426
40” flat screen TV руб 28,810
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 4,842
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 495
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 375
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 3,977
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,428
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 4,744
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 5,180
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,285,380
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 36
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,093
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 530
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 427
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 424
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,326
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 196
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 147
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 162
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 59
Tube of toothpaste руб 92
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 644
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,340
2 tickets to the movies руб 652
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 5,633
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,850
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 381
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 179
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 230
iPod nano 16GB руб 8,530
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 1.83
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,504
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 90
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 855 prices entered by 83 different people.
Latest price update: April 29, 2016.

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243rd
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eastern europe
22nd
out of 31

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