Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 311
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 250
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 131
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 60
12 eggs, large руб 88
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 127
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 246
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 90
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 60
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 523
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 42
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 63,359
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 40,664
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 8,110
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 34,557
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 23,165
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,108
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 455
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 657
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,861
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,021
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,220
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 9,658
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,278,340
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 38
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,506
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 453
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 386
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 455
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,412
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 196
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 167
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 172
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 63
Tube of toothpaste руб 99
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 632
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,822
2 tickets to the movies руб 592
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 2,866
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 424
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 187
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 255
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 3,114
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 96
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 789 prices entered by 87 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2017.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
175th
out of 223
eastern europe
6th
out of 24

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

the world
4th
the world
5th
eastern europe
1st
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1st
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1st
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2nd

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