Cost of Living in Saint Petersburg

Summary about cost of living in Saint Petersburg, Russia:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 700.00 руб 400.00-1,200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 3,000.00 руб 2,000.00-5,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 360.00 руб 300.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 200.00 руб 100.00-300.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 300.00 руб 180.00-450.00
Cappuccino (regular) 167.69 руб 80.00-250.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 71.47 руб 50.00-120.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 41.97 руб 30.00-100.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 308.14 руб 246.05-378.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 57.66 руб 36.29-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 54.21 руб 36.29-72.57
Eggs (regular) (12) 117.17 руб 84.00-144.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 362.40 руб 254.01-589.67
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 164.96 руб 90.72-208.65
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 295.09 руб 226.80-408.23
Apples (1 lb) 56.05 руб 31.75-77.11
Banana (1 lb) 44.54 руб 33.57-68.04
Oranges (1 lb) 56.86 руб 36.29-90.72
Tomato (1 lb) 112.15 руб 58.97-158.76
Potato (1 lb) 33.00 руб 15.88-47.63
Onion (1 lb) 26.71 руб 17.69-40.37
Lettuce (1 head) 93.37 руб 50.00-200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 54.95 руб 39.00-80.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб 400.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 75.99 руб 55.00-110.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 147.18 руб 90.00-250.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 199.00 руб 170.00-220.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 60.00 руб 50.00-65.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,385.00 руб 2,500.00-3,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 140.00 руб 89.00-200.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 руб 16.09-80.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 390.00 руб 250.00-600.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 200.11 руб 189.27-227.12
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 руб 2,000,000.00-3,200,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,657,419.35 руб 2,160,000.00-3,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 9,219.23 руб 7,000.00-12,363.64
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.22 руб 1.00-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 525.28 руб 400.00-700.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,761.74 руб 1,250.00-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,852.52 руб 1,200.00-2,500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 400.00 руб 300.00-500.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 30,406.07 руб 21,000.00-45,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 565,868.18 руб 300,000.00-1,300,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,875.76 руб 3,000.00-12,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,722.34 руб 1,500.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,098.04 руб 4,500.00-13,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,867.00 руб 5,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 44,473.73 руб 35,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 27,573.24 руб 24,000.00-35,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 89,296.25 руб 70,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 51,311.16 руб 40,000.00-75,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 28,019.51 руб 23,225.57-37,160.91
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 18,327.25 руб 14,864.36-23,225.57
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 57,858.46 руб
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.38 9.00-18.00

Prices in Saint Petersburg

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Last update: June 2022
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13 Comments so far
Станислав Перфилов on Sep 28, 2019:
Hi all! Who wants to talk with me write to telegram @PerfilovStanislav
Demo Kratta on Jun 13, 2019:
Rent starts at 22000 and minimum wage is 17000 in St Petersburg cannot wait to go. Gee cannot wait to go this route in US.
ed melham on May 28, 2019:
i like to teach English in Saint Petersburg ,i speak Russian very well,is it possible to find a job doing that?
Mar on Apr 25, 2019:
Hey, I was offered a job at a troll farm. Is 30 roubles per comment enough to survive here or should I ask for more?
Alexander Selenskikh on Apr 20, 2019:
You can find one bedroom apartments in the city outskirts not far from Metro stations for as low as 10000 rubles per month.
Alexey on Feb 26, 2019:
If you're planning to live in St.Petersburg here's some things to consider:

24000+R Rent. A studio will cost you 18000+R per month. Plus ~6000R for Utilities (summer is cheaper, since you have to add Heating in winter).
7000+R Food (if you want to stay healthy at least).
2000R Transportation.

33000R in total. And most of that is Rent.

The cost of the rent is mostly depends on how close the Apartment located to the Metro station.
You may explore prices here: (it has only Russian UI)
Also, take a look on criminal activity maps:

If you want to spend less on groceries try to find apartment near one of the Super/Hypermarkets:
Lenta, O`key, Spar, Carousel. Or chains like: Pyatyorochka, Perekrestok, Dixy.
There are also other ones, like Auchan and Prisma, most can be found here:
andrew boyev on Jan 29, 2019:
will retire in St Pete, Democrats are completely destroying America!
Thales on Dec 10, 2018:
Is rent that high? I can find it cheaper right, i. The outskirts or whatever
Alexander Kopwyn on Jul 05, 2018:
2 #Mch that's more than enough. Eat in canteens (stolovaya, столовая), 150-300 rur is enough to be full. Also, kebab (shawarma) price is 140 rur))
Davi on Jun 22, 2018:
How much rublos do I need for living for 1 month in Saint Petersburg? (Basic Life) How much rublos do I get if I work on Saint Petersburg at the night and studying during the day per 1 month? I'm single. Can I just work and pay all my necessities?
Mch on Jun 17, 2018:
I'll be staying in St Petersburg for the month of July as a student. Have a very very tight budget. Worried because of the world cup as it may cause price hike. May not be possible to cook my own food all the time, have to look for inexpensive eateries. Is it possible to cover cost of food and transport with around 35000 rubles? Assuming 80 rubles for transport everyday.
#Alex on Jun 12, 2018:
Response to #Ertu
Yes, with that salary you can live quite comfortably in St Pete. I'd say $1000 a month for a family of three would more than enough for groceries.
alex on Jun 12, 2018:
I have lived in St Pete for 20 years. The prices shown on that site are a bit too high. A hearty meal for two in a nice mid-range chain restaurant will cost you less than 2000.
Improted beer is less than 200 r, you can get Finnish beer for 80-100 if you shop in a big supermarket.
The cost of utilities depends on the season. You pay twice as much October through April.