Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 315
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 261
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 130
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 60
12 eggs, large руб 89
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 125
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 238
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 60
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 546
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 43
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 62,855
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 39,334
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 8,554
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 33,779
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 23,346
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,139
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 444
40” flat screen TV руб 30,016
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,134
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 447
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 657
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,876
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,129
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,075
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 9,658
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 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 2,362
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 488
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 355
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 424
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,343
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 196
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 152
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 172
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 60
Tube of toothpaste руб 84
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 633
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,752
2 tickets to the movies руб 596
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 3,003
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 433
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 181
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 90
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 764 prices entered by 84 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2016.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
195th
out of 237
eastern europe
10th
out of 26

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3rd
the world
4th
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4th
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1st
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