Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 333
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 274
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 132
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 60
12 eggs, large руб 86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 128
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 289
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 87
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 32
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 61
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 532
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 81
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 37
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 63,585
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 41,512
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 9,117
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 33,803
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 23,603
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,394
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 464
40” flat screen TV руб 30,006
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,425
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 555
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 503
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,835
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,790
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,603
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 9,168
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,377,440
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 389
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 394
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,528
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 196
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 199
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 174
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 72
Tube of toothpaste руб 108
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 613
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,895
2 tickets to the movies руб 671
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 5,513
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,812
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 424
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 189
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 236
iPod nano 16GB руб 8,530
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 1.72
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 3,416
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 115
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 731 prices entered by 94 different people.
Latest price update: May 23, 2017.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
179th
out of 230
eastern europe
7th
out of 25

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

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

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