Cost of Living Comparison Between Saint Petersburg and Moscow 

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Consumer Prices in Moscow are 1.24% higher than in Saint Petersburg (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Moscow are 15.11% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Rent Prices in Moscow are 54.82% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Restaurant Prices in Moscow are 12.87% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Groceries Prices in Moscow are 0.19% lower than in Saint Petersburg
Local Purchasing Power in Moscow is 26.78% higher than in Saint Petersburg
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Restaurants
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 700.00 руб 800.00 руб      +14.29 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,000.00 руб 3,500.00 руб      +16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 365.00 руб 400.00 руб      +9.59 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 200.00 руб 200.00 руб      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 руб 230.00 руб      -23.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 168.16 руб 204.73 руб      +21.75 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 71.54 руб 74.55 руб      +4.21 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 41.26 руб 46.51 руб      +12.73 %
Markets
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 307.47 руб 330.76 руб      +7.58 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 57.81 руб 50.48 руб      -12.68 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 54.21 руб 53.09 руб      -2.06 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 117.49 руб 122.87 руб      +4.58 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 363.84 руб 352.45 руб      -3.13 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 165.14 руб 161.80 руб      -2.02 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 296.47 руб 320.85 руб      +8.22 %
Apples (1 lb) 56.26 руб 54.67 руб      -2.83 %
Banana (1 lb) 44.58 руб 44.15 руб      -0.98 %
Oranges (1 lb) 56.71 руб 53.23 руб      -6.14 %
Tomato (1 lb) 111.60 руб 107.77 руб      -3.43 %
Potato (1 lb) 32.77 руб 31.78 руб      -3.02 %
Onion (1 lb) 26.80 руб 24.77 руб      -7.59 %
Lettuce (1 head) 93.37 руб 95.19 руб      +1.96 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 54.84 руб 50.95 руб      -7.09 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб 700.00 руб      +16.67 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 76.27 руб 70.91 руб      -7.03 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 146.78 руб 148.10 руб      +0.90 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 199.00 руб 190.00 руб      -4.52 %
Transportation
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 60.00 руб 50.00 руб      -16.67 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,385.00 руб 2,360.00 руб      -30.28 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 140.00 руб 170.00 руб      +21.43 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 руб 24.14 руб      -25.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 390.00 руб 540.00 руб      +38.46 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 200.11 руб 198.88 руб      -0.61 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 руб 2,200,000.00 руб      -12.00 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,657,419.35 руб 2,292,816.71 руб      -13.72 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 9,219.23 руб 9,070.27 руб      -1.62 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.22 руб 1.99 руб      -10.48 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 523.80 руб 517.01 руб      -1.30 %
Sports And Leisure
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,761.74 руб 3,408.31 руб      +23.41 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,851.12 руб 2,130.71 руб      +15.10 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 400.00 руб 450.00 руб      +12.50 %
Childcare
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 30,392.86 руб 40,477.15 руб      +33.18 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 564,831.82 руб 672,152.56 руб      +19.00 %
Clothing And Shoes
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,825.37 руб 6,528.55 руб      -4.35 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,719.90 руб 3,525.64 руб      -5.22 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,041.39 руб 7,471.14 руб      -7.09 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,860.09 руб 9,090.64 руб      -7.80 %
Rent Per Month
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 44,451.04 руб 68,694.75 руб      +54.54 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 27,607.31 руб 41,315.64 руб      +49.65 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 89,201.25 руб 144,826.56 руб      +62.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 51,277.23 руб 74,219.71 руб      +44.74 %
Buy Apartment Price
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 28,019.51 руб 46,926.83 руб      +67.48 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 18,327.25 руб 25,017.16 руб      +36.50 %
Salaries And Financing
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 57,663.64 руб 84,156.38 руб      +45.94 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.37 11.83      -4.37 %
Last update: June 2022July 2022
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