Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 394
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 289
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 125
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 60
12 eggs, large руб 83
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 136
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 275
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 85
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 34
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 507
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 80
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 40
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 64,456
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 40,682
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 7,551
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 34,932
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 23,180
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,403
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 454
40” flat screen TV руб 28,701
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,178
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 607
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 503
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,243
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,694
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,542
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,526
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,235,410
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 39
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,481
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 394
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 419
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 394
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,650
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 196
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 201
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 190
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 82
Tube of toothpaste руб 82
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 650
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,977
2 tickets to the movies руб 637
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,538
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,445
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 416
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 161
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 146
iPod nano 16GB руб 8,530
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 1.79
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,368
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 118
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 797 prices entered by 106 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2017.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
240th
out of 307
eastern europe
11th
out of 33
russia
2nd
out of 5

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

the world
5th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
2nd
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2nd
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2nd

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