Cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Summary of cost of living in Saint Petersburg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: руб 158,917
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: руб 80,131
  • Saint Petersburg is the 4th cheapest city in Eastern Europe (14 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Saint Petersburg is cheaper than in 83% of cities in the World (165 out of 198)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district руб 344
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) руб 297
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast руб 156
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk руб 67
12 eggs, large руб 95
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes руб 123
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese руб 322
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples руб 120
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes руб 47
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket руб 69
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality руб 560
2 liters of coca-cola руб 109
Bread for 2 people for 1 day руб 40
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area руб 66,268
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area руб 40,766
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat руб 6,260
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area руб 40,288
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area руб 28,211
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio руб 3,488
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) руб 386
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 429
Hourly rate for cleaning help руб 770
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) руб 5,782
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) руб 2,626
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) руб 6,757
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes руб 8,791
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 2,105
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 504
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) руб 538
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) руб 1,447
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) руб 254
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) руб 175
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) руб 198
4 rolls of toilet paper руб 73
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 593
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) руб 9,594
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 35,628
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 405 prices entered by 78 different people.
Latest price update: March 06, 2021

St. Petersburg position in our World Ranking

the world
165th
out of 198
eastern europe
14th
out of 17

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

the world
3rd
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
1st
eastern europe
2nd
eastern europe
2nd

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