Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 298
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 245
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 137
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 57
12 eggs, large руб 93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 124
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 272
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 83
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 529
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 32
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 58,137
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 36,381
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,888
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 34,818
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 22,781
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 2,968
Internet 8MB (1 month) руб 421
40” flat screen TV руб 27,244
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 3,381
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 457
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 354
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 3,873
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,373
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 4,613
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 5,592
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,006,900
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 36
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,850
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 542
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 374
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 444
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,785
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 193
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 134
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 148
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 59
Tube of toothpaste руб 72
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 593
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,377
2 tickets to the movies руб 656
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 5,019
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 3,081
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 377
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 179
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 251
iPod nano 16GB руб 7,751
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 1.89
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 5,030
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 75
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,558 prices entered by 443 different people.
Latest price update: February 11, 2016.

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