Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Saint Petersburg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 245,709
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 138,190
  • Cost of living in Saint Petersburg is cheaper than in 67% of cities in Eastern Europe (10 out of 15)
  • Cost of living in Saint Petersburg is cheaper than in 91% of cities in the World (176 out of 193)
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List of prices in Saint Petersburg
Current as of Feb 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 507
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 364
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 178
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 73
12 eggs, large руб 122
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 243
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 462
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 103
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 36
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 701
2 liters of coca-cola руб 155
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 47
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 141,186
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 59,922
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 8,155
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 79,966
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 30,312
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 5,414
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 442
40” flat screen tv руб 25,023
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 9,033
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 538
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 884
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 4,814
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 2,625
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 8,595
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 10,886
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 2,845,970
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 56
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,734
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 667
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 515
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 634
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 2,028
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 367
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 239
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 370
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 115
Tube of toothpaste руб 134
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 971
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,862
2 tickets to the movies руб 721
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 10,164
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 3,802
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 539
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 237
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 272
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 69,530
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 3.13
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 5,382
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 231
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 442 prices entered by 33 different people.
Latest price update: February 29, 2024

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
176th
out of 193
eastern europe
10th
out of 15

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

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

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