Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Saint Petersburg 

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Consumer Prices in Saint Petersburg are 11.6% lower than in Moscow (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Saint Petersburg are 21.4% lower than in Moscow
Rent Prices in Saint Petersburg are 39.7% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Saint Petersburg are 15.1% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Saint Petersburg are 10.3% lower than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Saint Petersburg is 20.4% 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 3,800.00 руб 3,000.00 руб      -21.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 400.00 руб 400.00 руб      0.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 руб 250.00 руб      -16.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 руб 300.00 руб      0.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 231.43 руб 199.56 руб      -13.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 92.44 руб 78.94 руб      -14.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 53.02 руб 46.70 руб      -11.9 %
Markets
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 323.49 руб 296.81 руб      -8.3 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 50.72 руб 51.49 руб      +1.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 54.90 руб 49.32 руб      -10.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 145.94 руб 131.44 руб      -9.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 378.44 руб 365.83 руб      -3.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 184.32 руб 166.11 руб      -9.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 358.04 руб 317.33 руб      -11.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 53.82 руб 53.00 руб      -1.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 55.53 руб 47.21 руб      -15.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 72.93 руб 58.59 руб      -19.7 %
Tomato (1 lb) 108.56 руб 88.44 руб      -18.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 19.32 руб 19.49 руб      +0.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 19.46 руб 19.96 руб      +2.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 102.15 руб 87.18 руб      -14.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 52.59 руб 51.63 руб      -1.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб 500.00 руб      -16.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 73.84 руб 73.79 руб      -0.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 160.78 руб 151.52 руб      -5.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 220.00 руб 200.00 руб      -9.1 %
Transportation
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 56.00 руб 65.00 руб      +16.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,730.00 руб 3,600.00 руб      +31.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 руб 150.00 руб      -25.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 72.42 руб 80.47 руб      +11.1 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб 500.00 руб      -7.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 209.73 руб 209.70 руб      -0.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 руб 2,777,500.00 руб      -7.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,927,720.32 руб 2,680,603.04 руб      -8.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 10,151.60 руб 8,966.68 руб      -11.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 573.41 руб 494.08 руб      -13.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 524.78 руб 551.06 руб      +5.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,124.07 руб 2,270.62 руб      -27.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,361.11 руб 1,675.43 руб      -29.0 %
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 42,002.49 руб 30,883.33 руб      -26.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 991,790.58 руб 595,829.70 руб      -39.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,923.25 руб 7,655.31 руб      -3.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,845.83 руб 3,179.97 руб      -17.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 10,276.79 руб 8,532.59 руб      -17.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,574.47 руб 8,573.92 руб      -10.5 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 74,246.75 руб 45,263.16 руб      -39.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 44,398.77 руб 28,657.89 руб      -35.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 163,750.00 руб 91,241.38 руб      -44.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 86,226.42 руб 58,400.00 руб      -32.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 46,057.00 руб 27,849.36 руб      -39.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 26,061.75 руб 16,292.37 руб      -37.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow Edit Saint Petersburg Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 106,624.05 руб 66,772.86 руб      -37.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.38 11.78      -4.9 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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