Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

List of prices in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 372
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 262
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 134
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 62
12 eggs, large руб 80
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 156
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 300
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 86
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 60
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 614
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 89
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 37
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 70,709
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 42,428
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 6,443
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 41,609
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 21,973
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 7,900
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 454
40” flat screen TV руб 28,949
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 7,479
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 471
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 523
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 6,472
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 3,106
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,303
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,106
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,223,450
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 45
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,353
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 395
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 464
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 476
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,187
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 256
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 190
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 192
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 69
Tube of toothpaste руб 86
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 744
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,535
2 tickets to the movies руб 662
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 10,215
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,890
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 373
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 187
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 225
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 35,021
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 4.48
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,271
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 124
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 928 prices entered by 116 different people.
Latest price update: December 13, 2018.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
264th
out of 336
eastern europe
14th
out of 35
russia
2nd
out of 4

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the world
5th
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
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eastern europe
3rd
eastern europe
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