Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 416
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 285
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 125
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 61
12 eggs, large руб 81
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 157
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 255
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 83
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 535
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 85
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 41
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 64,667
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 41,149
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 6,665
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 38,715
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 23,808
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 4,115
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 467
40” flat screen TV руб 28,701
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,507
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 404
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 867
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,212
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,533
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,367
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 7,381
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,262,300
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 40
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,512
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 419
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 400
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 460
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,323
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 210
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 212
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 205
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 76
Tube of toothpaste руб 118
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 655
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,348
2 tickets to the movies руб 651
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 9,054
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,199
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 416
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 147
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 140
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 33,881
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 2.79
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,326
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 119
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 669 prices entered by 109 different people.
Latest price update: June 21, 2018.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
283rd
out of 345
eastern europe
19th
out of 35
russia
3rd
out of 4

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

the world
3rd
the world
4th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
2nd
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2nd

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