Cost of Living Comparison Between Saint Petersburg and Moscow 

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Consumer Prices in Moscow are 12.43% higher than in Saint Petersburg (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Moscow are 27.84% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Rent Prices in Moscow are 66.65% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Restaurant Prices in Moscow are 20.22% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Groceries Prices in Moscow are 7.39% higher than in Saint Petersburg
Local Purchasing Power in Moscow is 19.37% higher than in Saint Petersburg
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Restaurants
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 600.00 руб 700.00 руб      +16.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,200.00 руб 3,000.00 руб      +36.36 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 300.00 руб 350.00 руб      +16.67 %
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) 148.91 руб 160.29 руб      +7.64 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 57.73 руб 58.58 руб      +1.47 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 39.25 руб 40.89 руб      +4.18 %
Markets
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 252.17 руб 265.87 руб      +5.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 47.11 руб 41.07 руб      -12.83 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 37.10 руб 41.46 руб      +11.75 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 92.60 руб 100.10 руб      +8.10 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 295.83 руб 290.16 руб      -1.92 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 125.45 руб 133.55 руб      +6.45 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 223.54 руб 258.42 руб      +15.60 %
Apples (1 lb) 49.18 руб 51.52 руб      +4.76 %
Banana (1 lb) 28.73 руб 32.57 руб      +13.37 %
Oranges (1 lb) 45.08 руб 49.76 руб      +10.37 %
Tomato (1 lb) 70.89 руб 88.01 руб      +24.15 %
Potato (1 lb) 18.42 руб 18.57 руб      +0.84 %
Onion (1 lb) 15.12 руб 16.11 руб      +6.58 %
Lettuce (1 head) 67.98 руб 86.73 руб      +27.58 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 40.81 руб 42.58 руб      +4.34 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 руб 500.00 руб      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 65.56 руб 67.28 руб      +2.62 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 129.14 руб 128.26 руб      -0.68 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 170.00 руб 174.00 руб      +2.35 %
Transportation
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 55.00 руб 50.00 руб      -9.09 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,000.00 руб 2,170.00 руб      -27.67 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 100.00 руб 150.00 руб      +50.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 руб 24.14 руб      -25.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 руб 540.00 руб      +80.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 181.13 руб 182.85 руб      +0.95 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,300,000.00 руб 1,400,000.00 руб      +7.69 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,414,192.31 руб 1,599,610.00 руб      +13.11 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 8,255.59 руб 8,537.19 руб      +3.41 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.16 руб 2.18 руб      +0.72 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 511.88 руб 466.73 руб      -8.82 %
Sports And Leisure
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,217.95 руб 3,219.96 руб      +45.18 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,246.15 руб 2,136.08 руб      +71.41 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 350.00 руб 450.00 руб      +28.57 %
Childcare
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 27,339.29 руб 40,025.64 руб      +46.40 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 476,263.16 руб 766,782.19 руб      +61.00 %
Clothing And Shoes
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,616.65 руб 5,979.13 руб      +6.45 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,755.53 руб 3,260.56 руб      +18.33 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 5,583.33 руб 6,084.16 руб      +8.97 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 7,342.41 руб 7,959.76 руб      +8.41 %
Rent Per Month
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 38,375.00 руб 67,362.64 руб      +75.54 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 24,647.06 руб 36,425.93 руб      +47.79 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 75,365.85 руб 138,615.38 руб      +83.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 46,772.73 руб 66,159.05 руб      +41.45 %
Buy Apartment Price
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 19,309.22 руб 39,038.86 руб      +102.18 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 11,416.53 руб 18,879.06 руб      +65.37 %
Salaries And Financing
Saint Petersburg Edit Moscow Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 48,707.70 руб 74,329.85 руб      +52.60 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.45 8.38      -0.83 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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