Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Saint Petersburg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 170,294
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 89,815

List of prices in Saint Petersburg
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 381
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 303
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 157
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 70
12 eggs, large руб 96
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 143
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 346
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 127
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 48
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 68
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 568
2 liters of coca-cola руб 108
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 41
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 81,633
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 43,916
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 6,826
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 40,594
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 28,491
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 3,565
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 432
40” flat screen tv руб 30,591
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,638
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 456
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 715
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 5,107
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 2,330
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,022
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,670
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,441,720
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 48
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,312
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 383
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 414
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 615
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,571
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 209
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 173
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 192
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 81
Tube of toothpaste руб 101
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 751
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,267
2 tickets to the movies руб 592
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 8,968
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 3,281
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 394
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 178
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 220
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 41,499
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 4.68
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 3,963
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 154
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 284 prices entered by 35 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

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