Cost of Living Comparison Between Moscow and Saint Petersburg 

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Consumer Prices in Saint Petersburg are 12.33% lower than in Moscow (without rent)
Rent Prices in Saint Petersburg are 40.20% lower than in Moscow
Restaurant Prices in Saint Petersburg are 22.94% lower than in Moscow
Groceries Prices in Saint Petersburg are 5.87% lower than in Moscow
Local Purchasing Power in Saint Petersburg is 12.90% lower than in Moscow
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Restaurants
Moscow[ Edit ] Saint Petersburg[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 650.00 руб 500.00 руб      -23.08 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,000.00 руб 2,000.00 руб      -33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 322.50 руб 300.00 руб      -6.98 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 200.00 руб 200.00 руб      0.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 руб 250.00 руб      0.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 169.97 руб 142.95 руб      -15.90 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 60.20 руб 56.42 руб      -6.28 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 43.66 руб 40.35 руб      -7.57 %
Markets
Moscow[ Edit ] Saint Petersburg[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 261.30 руб 244.23 руб      -6.53 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 39.15 руб 45.30 руб      +15.70 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 37.20 руб 36.77 руб      -1.18 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 93.36 руб 86.20 руб      -7.67 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 295.26 руб 275.96 руб      -6.53 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 126.74 руб 122.46 руб      -3.38 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 244.99 руб 211.18 руб      -13.80 %
Apples (1 lb) 49.77 руб 46.68 руб      -6.21 %
Banana (1 lb) 29.91 руб 28.76 руб      -3.84 %
Oranges (1 lb) 48.40 руб 44.63 руб      -7.80 %
Tomato (1 lb) 69.54 руб 67.08 руб      -3.54 %
Potato (1 lb) 17.86 руб 17.42 руб      -2.43 %
Onion (1 lb) 16.07 руб 14.70 руб      -8.53 %
Lettuce (1 head) 79.86 руб 64.71 руб      -18.97 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 43.40 руб 42.49 руб      -2.10 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 руб 500.00 руб      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 64.24 руб 64.93 руб      +1.07 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 123.08 руб 130.08 руб      +5.69 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 160.00 руб 160.00 руб      0.00 %
Transportation
Moscow[ Edit ] Saint Petersburg[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 50.00 руб 50.00 руб      0.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 2,170.00 руб 3,000.00 руб      +38.25 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 150.00 руб 100.00 руб      -33.33 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 руб 32.19 руб      +33.33 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 540.00 руб 360.00 руб      -33.33 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 176.84 руб 179.12 руб      +1.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,400,000.00 руб 1,300,000.00 руб      -7.14 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,458,191.08 руб 1,401,689.66 руб      -3.87 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Moscow[ Edit ] Saint Petersburg[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 8,700.81 руб 7,853.95 руб      -9.73 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.31 руб 2.16 руб      -6.29 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 471.53 руб 504.62 руб      +7.02 %
Sports And Leisure
Moscow[ Edit ] Saint Petersburg[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,265.07 руб 2,211.55 руб      -32.27 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,004.15 руб 1,315.27 руб      -34.37 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 450.00 руб 350.00 руб      -22.22 %
Childcare
Moscow[ Edit ] Saint Petersburg[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 37,722.22 руб 28,296.55 руб      -24.99 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 748,000.00 руб 450,760.00 руб      -39.74 %
Clothing And Shoes
Moscow[ Edit ] Saint Petersburg[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,905.25 руб 5,295.22 руб      -10.33 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,243.59 руб 2,776.47 руб      -14.40 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,398.97 руб 5,784.72 руб      -9.60 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,158.24 руб 7,317.21 руб      -10.31 %
Rent Per Month
Moscow[ Edit ] Saint Petersburg[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 65,252.34 руб 36,879.41 руб      -43.48 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 35,542.55 руб 25,179.10 руб      -29.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 134,810.13 руб 72,872.34 руб      -45.94 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 67,679.17 руб 46,436.36 руб      -31.39 %
Buy Apartment Price
Moscow[ Edit ] Saint Petersburg[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 37,496.22 руб 17,265.99 руб      -53.95 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 17,121.67 руб 10,363.96 руб      -39.47 %
Salaries And Financing
Moscow[ Edit ] Saint Petersburg[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 69,568.41 руб 46,825.55 руб      -32.69 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.01 9.18      +1.96 %
Last update: December 2020November 2020
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