Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Saint Petersburg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 212,926
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 103,897
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Saint Petersburg
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 480
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 329
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 229
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 83
12 eggs, large руб 111
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 243
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 380
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 119
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 66
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 69
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 644
2 liters of coca-cola руб 129
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 56
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 82,920
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 53,377
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 7,568
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 46,480
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 27,993
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 3,667
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 443
40” flat screen tv руб 45,056
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) руб 15,518
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) руб 665
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 1,848
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 7,774
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 3,308
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 8,055
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 9,287
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new руб 2,800,250
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas руб 52
Monthly ticket public transport руб 2,628
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) руб 614
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) руб 461
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 949
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,980
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 366
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 246
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 293
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 127
Tube of toothpaste руб 185
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city руб 1,010
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub руб 1,479
2 tickets to the movies руб 707
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 11,641
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert руб 3,294
1 cocktail drink in downtown club руб 485
Cappuccino in expat area of the city руб 275
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) руб 258
Ipad wi-fi 128gb руб 32,631
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) руб 4.39
1 month of gym membership in business district руб 4,369
1 package of marlboro cigarettes руб 178
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 445 prices entered by 45 different people.
Latest price update: October 06, 2022

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