Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 424
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) руб 289
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 125
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 60
12 eggs, large руб 81
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 136
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 296
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 79
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 59
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 508
2 liters of Coca-Cola руб 84
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 41
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area руб 64,616
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area руб 41,929
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 7,124
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area руб 35,345
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area руб 23,188
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio руб 3,532
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) руб 473
40” flat screen TV руб 28,701
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 5,178
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 504
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 503
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) руб 5,272
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) руб 2,750
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 5,833
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 7,776
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 1,238,520
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 39
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,521
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 394
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 419
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 394
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,481
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) руб 196
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 201
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 190
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 84
Tube of toothpaste руб 82
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 650
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,296
2 tickets to the movies руб 632
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 7,082
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 2,221
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 416
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 149
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 138
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB руб 39,796
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 1.74
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 2,368
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes руб 119
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 721 prices entered by 98 different people.
Latest price update: November 18, 2017.

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
256th
out of 334
eastern europe
12th
out of 33
russia
2nd
out of 4

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