Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 338
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 273
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 133
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 61
12 eggs, large руб 85
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 124
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 313
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 88
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 531
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 41
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 61,744
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 39,732
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 8,369
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 35,886
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 23,668
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,164
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 465
40” flat screen TV руб 30,016
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,004
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 498
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 503
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,756
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,020
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,092
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,942
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,346,670
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 38
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,479
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 451
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 386
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 403
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,467
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 196
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 184
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 172
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 60
Tube of toothpaste руб 99
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 632
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,734
2 tickets to the movies руб 646
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,521
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,812
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 424
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 189
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 236
iPod nano 16GB руб 8,530
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 1.72
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 3,259
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 100
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 717 prices entered by 89 different people.
Latest price update: April 23, 2017.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
160th
out of 219
eastern europe
4th
out of 24

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

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5th
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5th
eastern europe
1st
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1st
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1st
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