Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 306
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 248
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 135
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 57
12 eggs, large руб 89
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 119
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 249
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 86
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 36
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 56
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 530
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 36
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 55,169
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 36,254
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 4,995
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 31,210
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 21,315
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 2,968
Internet 8MB (1 month) руб 431
40” flat screen TV руб 28,355
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 4,842
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 4,102
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,378
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 4,409
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 5,502
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,253,680
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 36
Monthly ticket public transport руб 1,934
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 505
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 427
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 424
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,495
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 170
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 59
Tube of toothpaste руб 96
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 644
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,381
2 tickets to the movies руб 654
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 3,553
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 415
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 191
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 243
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 5,163
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 90
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 884 prices entered by 81 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2016.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

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241st
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eastern europe
19th
out of 29

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