Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 318
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 258
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 127
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 60
12 eggs, large руб 93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 123
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 250
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 85
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 58
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 567
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 82
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 41
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 59,949
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 38,908
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,873
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 33,701
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 22,505
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 2,839
Internet 8MB (1 month) руб 429
40” flat screen TV руб 30,915
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 418
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 4,843
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,615
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,136
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 6,785
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,119,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 37
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,039
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 487
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 1,396
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 59
Tube of toothpaste руб 101
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 468
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,386
2 tickets to the movies руб 663
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 5,592
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,746
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 433
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 177
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 238
iPod nano 16GB руб 8,530
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 1.83
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 4,949
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 90
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 901 prices entered by 75 different people.
Latest price update: August 29, 2016.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
234th
out of 265
eastern europe
17th
out of 29

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

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2nd
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2nd
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5th
eastern europe
1st
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2nd
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