Cost of Living Comparison Between Saint Petersburg and Helsinki 

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Consumer Prices in Helsinki are 116.8% higher than in Saint Petersburg (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Helsinki are 116.4% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Rent Prices in Helsinki are 115.2% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Restaurant Prices in Helsinki are 156.4% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Groceries Prices in Helsinki are 136.9% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Local Purchasing Power in Helsinki is 94.6% higher than in Saint Petersburg
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Restaurants
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 700.00 руб
(7.06 €)
1,487.92 руб
(15.00 €)
     +112.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,000.00 руб
(30.24 €)
8,927.53 руб
(90.00 €)
     +197.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 400.00 руб
(4.03 €)
991.95 руб
(10.00 €)
     +148.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 руб
(2.52 €)
793.56 руб
(8.00 €)
     +217.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 295.00 руб
(2.97 €)
793.56 руб
(8.00 €)
     +169.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 197.69 руб
(1.99 €)
444.91 руб
(4.49 €)
     +125.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 79.61 руб
(0.80 €)
262.62 руб
(2.65 €)
     +229.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 46.23 руб
(0.47 €)
181.35 руб
(1.83 €)
     +292.3 %
Markets
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 298.08 руб
(3.01 €)
428.84 руб
(4.32 €)
     +43.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 50.77 руб
(0.51 €)
251.25 руб
(2.53 €)
     +394.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 49.54 руб
(0.50 €)
111.72 руб
(1.13 €)
     +125.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 133.10 руб
(1.34 €)
279.19 руб
(2.81 €)
     +109.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 366.32 руб
(3.69 €)
353.62 руб
(3.56 €)
     -3.5 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 167.72 руб
(1.69 €)
507.64 руб
(5.12 €)
     +202.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 320.83 руб
(3.23 €)
924.69 руб
(9.32 €)
     +188.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 53.79 руб
(0.54 €)
102.12 руб
(1.03 €)
     +89.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 48.48 руб
(0.49 €)
77.17 руб
(0.78 €)
     +59.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 58.81 руб
(0.59 €)
96.70 руб
(0.97 €)
     +64.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 88.76 руб
(0.89 €)
171.27 руб
(1.73 €)
     +93.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 20.07 руб
(0.20 €)
55.62 руб
(0.56 €)
     +177.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 19.24 руб
(0.19 €)
80.68 руб
(0.81 €)
     +319.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 86.89 руб
(0.88 €)
186.61 руб
(1.88 €)
     +114.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 53.09 руб
(0.54 €)
166.77 руб
(1.68 €)
     +214.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 руб
(5.04 €)
1,388.73 руб
(14.00 €)
     +177.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 74.68 руб
(0.75 €)
263.32 руб
(2.65 €)
     +252.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 150.59 руб
(1.52 €)
311.80 руб
(3.14 €)
     +107.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 200.00 руб
(2.02 €)
1,011.79 руб
(10.20 €)
     +405.9 %
Transportation
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 65.00 руб
(0.66 €)
307.50 руб
(3.10 €)
     +373.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,600.00 руб
(36.29 €)
6,943.64 руб
(70.00 €)
     +92.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 150.00 руб
(1.51 €)
684.44 руб
(6.90 €)
     +356.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 руб
(0.81 €)
191.57 руб
(1.93 €)
     +138.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб
(5.44 €)
5,594.59 руб
(56.40 €)
     +936.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 210.01 руб
(2.12 €)
723.51 руб
(7.29 €)
     +244.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 руб
(30,243.51 €)
3,198,537.07 руб
(32,245.00 €)
     +6.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,704,426.00 руб
(27,263.78 €)
3,421,775.02 руб
(34,495.50 €)
     +26.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 9,054.74 руб
(91.28 €)
10,781.37 руб
(108.69 €)
     +19.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 493.29 руб
(4.97 €)
2,384.87 руб
(24.04 €)
     +383.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 544.19 руб
(5.49 €)
1,867.05 руб
(18.82 €)
     +243.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,395.91 руб
(24.15 €)
4,148.55 руб
(41.82 €)
     +73.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,671.50 руб
(16.85 €)
2,625.75 руб
(26.47 €)
     +57.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 400.00 руб
(4.03 €)
1,686.31 руб
(17.00 €)
     +321.6 %
Childcare
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 32,258.62 руб
(325.20 €)
31,490.54 руб
(317.46 €)
     -2.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 594,902.93 руб
(5,997.32 €)
867,240.50 руб
(8,742.80 €)
     +45.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,655.31 руб
(77.17 €)
7,613.05 руб
(76.75 €)
     -0.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,213.30 руб
(32.39 €)
2,879.80 руб
(29.03 €)
     -10.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,564.05 руб
(86.34 €)
7,056.47 руб
(71.14 €)
     -17.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,740.59 руб
(88.12 €)
9,200.32 руб
(92.75 €)
     +5.3 %
Rent Per Month
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 46,351.35 руб
(467.28 €)
98,184.28 руб
(989.81 €)
     +111.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 28,725.00 руб
(289.58 €)
79,831.31 руб
(804.79 €)
     +177.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 91,241.38 руб
(919.82 €)
175,202.86 руб
(1,766.25 €)
     +92.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 57,566.67 руб
(580.34 €)
128,315.59 руб
(1,293.57 €)
     +122.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 27,850.18 руб
(280.76 €)
68,057.44 руб
(686.10 €)
     +144.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 16,137.53 руб
(162.69 €)
39,637.88 руб
(399.60 €)
     +145.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Saint Petersburg Edit Helsinki Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 66,763.54 руб
(673.05 €)
281,057.09 руб
(2,833.38 €)
     +321.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.85 3.41      -71.2 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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