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 400.00-1,150.00
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) 400.00 руб 350.00-550.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 200.00 руб 100.00-300.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 руб 150.00-450.00
Cappuccino (regular) 173.16 руб 100.00-250.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 71.69 руб 60.00-100.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 38.81 руб 30.00-70.65
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 306.69 руб 246.05-378.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 53.09 руб 36.29-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 49.24 руб 31.75-68.04
Eggs (regular) (12) 104.36 руб 72.00-132.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 353.73 руб 226.80-816.47
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 156.29 руб 108.86-195.50
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 314.64 руб 226.80-453.59
Apples (1 lb) 46.42 руб 22.68-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 35.71 руб 26.31-68.04
Oranges (1 lb) 47.61 руб 30.00-81.65
Tomato (1 lb) 74.52 руб 36.29-113.40
Potato (1 lb) 21.13 руб 12.70-31.75
Onion (1 lb) 19.61 руб 13.15-31.75
Lettuce (1 head) 86.96 руб 44.00-150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 52.12 руб 35.00-80.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 руб 400.00-900.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 76.24 руб 50.00-120.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 155.31 руб 90.00-250.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 200.00 руб 170.00-250.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 60.00 руб 50.00-70.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 3,385.00 руб 2,500.00-3,665.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 150.00 руб 89.00-250.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 48.28 руб 24.14-80.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 420.00 руб 300.00-600.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 197.47 руб 189.27-211.98
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 руб 2,000,000.00-4,250,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,846,111.11 руб 2,500,000.00-3,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 8,622.90 руб 6,375.00-11,990.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.33 руб 1.00-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 532.97 руб 420.00-700.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,986.93 руб 1,250.00-6,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,860.46 руб 1,000.00-3,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 400.00 руб 300.00-500.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 33,269.20 руб 25,000.00-50,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 582,631.43 руб 300,000.00-1,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,327.40 руб 3,000.00-12,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,690.16 руб 2,000.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,083.29 руб 4,200.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,410.31 руб 5,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 42,887.34 руб 35,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 26,025.41 руб 20,000.00-32,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 86,877.80 руб 70,000.00-120,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 49,957.45 руб 40,000.00-70,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 27,950.89 руб 23,225.57-37,160.91
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 18,021.87 руб 14,864.36-23,225.57
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 60,684.47 руб
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.12 8.00-15.00

Prices in Saint Petersburg

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Last update: February 2023
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8 Comments so far
Aleksei on Dec 05, 2022:
Rent is expensive due 2 main reasons:
1) Since Soviet Union broke up, life outside big cities has been getting worse. To survive people are moving to big cities.
2) The same situation happens in Middle Asia, there is no job and as there are no borders most of the able-bodied population move to Moscow and St.-Petersburg.
But I have to admit the second reason has been losing its power since the war began.
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!