Cost of Living Comparison Between Saint Petersburg and Helsinki 

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Consumer Prices in Helsinki are 115.8% higher than in Saint Petersburg (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Helsinki are 111.9% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Rent Prices in Helsinki are 101.6% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Restaurant Prices in Helsinki are 159.4% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Groceries Prices in Helsinki are 134.3% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Local Purchasing Power in Helsinki is 89.5% higher than in Saint Petersburg
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Restaurants
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 700.00 руб
(6.97 €)
1,505.81 руб
(15.00 €)
     +115.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,000.00 руб
(29.88 €)
9,034.87 руб
(90.00 €)
     +201.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 400.00 руб
(3.98 €)
1,003.87 руб
(10.00 €)
     +151.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 руб
(2.49 €)
803.10 руб
(8.00 €)
     +221.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 290.00 руб
(2.89 €)
803.10 руб
(8.00 €)
     +176.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 192.01 руб
(1.91 €)
450.36 руб
(4.49 €)
     +134.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 82.05 руб
(0.82 €)
269.89 руб
(2.69 €)
     +228.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 46.42 руб
(0.46 €)
183.54 руб
(1.83 €)
     +295.4 %
Markets
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 298.12 руб
(2.97 €)
424.12 руб
(4.22 €)
     +42.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 51.42 руб
(0.51 €)
258.24 руб
(2.57 €)
     +402.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 50.06 руб
(0.50 €)
116.10 руб
(1.16 €)
     +131.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 137.65 руб
(1.37 €)
285.22 руб
(2.84 €)
     +107.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 371.92 руб
(3.70 €)
355.05 руб
(3.54 €)
     -4.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 175.24 руб
(1.75 €)
513.09 руб
(5.11 €)
     +192.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 324.92 руб
(3.24 €)
946.10 руб
(9.42 €)
     +191.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 54.94 руб
(0.55 €)
103.68 руб
(1.03 €)
     +88.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 52.72 руб
(0.53 €)
78.92 руб
(0.79 €)
     +49.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 57.85 руб
(0.58 €)
101.23 руб
(1.01 €)
     +75.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 98.05 руб
(0.98 €)
180.41 руб
(1.80 €)
     +84.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 19.47 руб
(0.19 €)
56.21 руб
(0.56 €)
     +188.7 %
Onion (1 lb) 19.41 руб
(0.19 €)
82.21 руб
(0.82 €)
     +323.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 88.95 руб
(0.89 €)
192.46 руб
(1.92 €)
     +116.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 51.56 руб
(0.51 €)
179.46 руб
(1.79 €)
     +248.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб
(5.98 €)
1,405.42 руб
(14.00 €)
     +134.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 71.91 руб
(0.72 €)
266.07 руб
(2.65 €)
     +270.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 145.82 руб
(1.45 €)
313.08 руб
(3.12 €)
     +114.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 210.00 руб
(2.09 €)
1,033.99 руб
(10.30 €)
     +392.4 %
Transportation
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 65.00 руб
(0.65 €)
311.20 руб
(3.10 €)
     +378.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,600.00 руб
(35.86 €)
6,725.96 руб
(67.00 €)
     +86.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 150.00 руб
(1.49 €)
662.56 руб
(6.60 €)
     +341.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 руб
(0.80 €)
193.87 руб
(1.93 €)
     +140.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 500.00 руб
(4.98 €)
5,661.85 руб
(56.40 €)
     +1,032.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 210.67 руб
(2.10 €)
725.80 руб
(7.23 €)
     +244.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 руб
(29,884.21 €)
3,212,398.91 руб
(32,000.00 €)
     +7.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,689,196.00 руб
(26,788.17 €)
3,419,249.93 руб
(34,060.53 €)
     +27.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 8,977.14 руб
(89.42 €)
10,526.17 руб
(104.86 €)
     +17.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 477.91 руб
(4.76 €)
2,417.72 руб
(24.08 €)
     +405.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 540.38 руб
(5.38 €)
1,889.50 руб
(18.82 €)
     +249.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,505.62 руб
(24.96 €)
4,168.50 руб
(41.52 €)
     +66.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,557.21 руб
(15.51 €)
2,657.32 руб
(26.47 €)
     +70.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 400.00 руб
(3.98 €)
1,706.59 руб
(17.00 €)
     +326.6 %
Childcare
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 30,626.67 руб
(305.08 €)
30,760.39 руб
(306.42 €)
     +0.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 604,102.94 руб
(6,017.71 €)
877,667.54 руб
(8,742.80 €)
     +45.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 8,157.58 руб
(81.26 €)
7,994.34 руб
(79.63 €)
     -2.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,570.56 руб
(35.57 €)
2,952.40 руб
(29.41 €)
     -17.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,346.18 руб
(93.10 €)
7,193.65 руб
(71.66 €)
     -23.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,293.69 руб
(92.58 €)
9,310.94 руб
(92.75 €)
     +0.2 %
Rent Per Month
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 49,815.87 руб
(496.24 €)
99,254.97 руб
(988.72 €)
     +99.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 30,517.47 руб
(304.00 €)
79,925.73 руб
(796.17 €)
     +161.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 100,426.44 руб
(1,000.39 €)
177,434.85 руб
(1,767.50 €)
     +76.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 59,299.13 руб
(590.70 €)
128,977.82 руб
(1,284.80 €)
     +117.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 27,459.09 руб
(273.53 €)
68,875.71 руб
(686.10 €)
     +150.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 16,445.93 руб
(163.82 €)
40,114.46 руб
(399.60 €)
     +143.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 70,961.69 руб
(706.88 €)
284,875.21 руб
(2,837.76 €)
     +301.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 13.21 3.58      -72.9 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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