Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Saint Petersburg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 155,958
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 78,415
  • Saint Petersburg is the 4th cheapest city in Eastern Europe (14 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Saint Petersburg is cheaper than in 85% of cities in the World (170 out of 200)

List of prices in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 330
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 282
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 142
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 67
12 eggs, large руб 97
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 129
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 315
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 106
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 42
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 65
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 568
2 liters of coca-cola руб 101
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 38
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 64,183
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 40,244
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 6,014
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 39,125
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 28,582
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 3,344
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 367
40” flat screen tv руб 30,778
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,838
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 485
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 774
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 5,862
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 2,584
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,640
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,551
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,426,600
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 46
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,046
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 396
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 486
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 522
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,408
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 229
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 175
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 184
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 70
Tube of toothpaste руб 92
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 715
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,443
2 tickets to the movies руб 599
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 9,365
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,765
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 375
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 167
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 219
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 34,180
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 5.47
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 3,973
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 149
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 390 prices entered by 80 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2021

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
170th
out of 200
eastern europe
14th
out of 17

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

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

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