Living costs



  • Bus, Trolleybus, Tramway: 25 rubles

  • Metro: 28 rubles


Mini-bus: 30 — 45 rubles


There are many taxi companies in St. Petersburg and all of them have different prices: for example, taxi from airport Pulkovo-2 to the city center may cost 1500 rubles.



Eating out

Saint-Petersburg provides a wide variety of different cafeterias — big and small, from fast-food to exquisite national cuisine. Average cost of lunch is 300-500 rubles.

Eating at home

Petersburg is famous for its cheap varied grocery stores located in every district of the city. Average amount of money which one person is spending for food in a shop each week is about 3000 rubles.


There are more than 200 museums in Saint Petersburg, from world-known Hermitage and Russian museum to Museum of dolls and Center of non-conformist art. Costs vary from 100 to 450 rubles, depending on the scale and popularity of the given collection. Over 100 Saint Petersburg theatres, among which are Mariinsky opera and Ballet theatre and Alexandrinsky Drama theatre, also demand different prices, from 500 to 4000 rubles. Night clubs are about 400-600 rubles for entrance. Average bill in a bar will be about 500 rubles.