Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 344
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 285
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 132
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 60
12 eggs, large руб 85
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 130
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 302
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 88
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 33
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 548
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 38
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 64,970
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 41,584
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 8,631
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 34,854
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 24,030
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,495
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 450
40” flat screen TV руб 29,570
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,281
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 5,515
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,423
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,766
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 10,212
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,356,970
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 38
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,457
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 479
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 423
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 394
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,743
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 79
Tube of toothpaste руб 102
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 709
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,857
2 tickets to the movies руб 672
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 6,827
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 3,010
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 411
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 209
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 227
iPod nano 16GB руб 8,530
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 1.67
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 3,089
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 103
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 776 prices entered by 98 different people.
Latest price update: June 25, 2017.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
207th
out of 270
eastern europe
8th
out of 29
russia
2nd
out of 4

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