Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Saint Petersburg 

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Consumer Prices in Saint Petersburg are 4.4% lower than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Saint Petersburg are 14.5% lower than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Saint Petersburg are 34.5% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Saint Petersburg are 16.6% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Saint Petersburg are 4.9% lower than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Saint Petersburg is 19.5% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 800.00 руб 700.00 руб      -12.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 руб 3,000.00 руб      -25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 400.00 руб 400.00 руб      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 руб 200.00 руб      -20.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 руб 250.00 руб      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 207.23 руб 174.82 руб      -15.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 80.47 руб 71.88 руб      -10.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 44.11 руб 39.51 руб      -10.4 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 335.76 руб 307.74 руб      -8.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 47.70 руб 53.91 руб      +13.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 53.14 руб 51.54 руб      -3.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 115.81 руб 105.52 руб      -8.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 375.86 руб 353.85 руб      -5.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 161.40 руб 159.22 руб      -1.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 320.80 руб 314.56 руб      -1.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 46.58 руб 48.92 руб      +5.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 37.92 руб 35.70 руб      -5.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 57.95 руб 47.64 руб      -17.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 94.60 руб 76.88 руб      -18.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 22.02 руб 22.94 руб      +4.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 19.60 руб 19.61 руб      +0.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 91.74 руб 89.81 руб      -2.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 52.83 руб 53.25 руб      +0.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 700.00 руб 600.00 руб      -14.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 72.74 руб 76.50 руб      +5.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 152.32 руб 156.01 руб      +2.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 200.00 руб 200.00 руб      0.0 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 51.00 руб 60.00 руб      +17.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,400.00 руб 3,385.00 руб      +41.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 160.00 руб 150.00 руб      -6.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 руб 48.28 руб      +100.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб 420.00 руб      -22.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 200.09 руб 197.60 руб      -1.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,200,000.00 руб 2,700,000.00 руб      +22.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,435,760.03 руб 2,767,376.29 руб      +13.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 9,608.77 руб 8,601.71 руб      -10.5 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.51 руб 2.33 руб      -7.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 521.51 руб 534.00 руб      +2.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,177.36 руб 3,022.44 руб      -4.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,008.56 руб 1,844.91 руб      -8.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 руб 400.00 руб      -20.0 %
Childcare
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 38,361.70 руб 32,760.68 руб      -14.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 719,477.67 руб 582,517.00 руб      -19.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,397.92 руб 6,358.33 руб      -14.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,822.06 руб 3,690.16 руб      -3.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,480.23 руб 8,122.59 руб      -4.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,548.15 руб 9,564.23 руб      +0.2 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 70,263.16 руб 43,155.04 руб      -38.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 39,275.36 руб 25,874.62 руб      -34.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 135,666.67 руб 87,651.38 руб      -35.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 72,530.00 руб 51,392.86 руб      -29.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 47,684.80 руб 28,137.09 руб      -41.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 24,911.14 руб 17,894.59 руб      -28.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 88,280.66 руб 60,691.43 руб      -31.3 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.73 11.60      +19.3 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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