Saint Petersburg prices
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$37.16   
100 RUB = 2.76 USD
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Saint Petersburg hotel prices

Hotel type
Price(USD)
Hostel bed
7.72 - 19.29
star
30.32 - 66.15
starstar
41.35 - 82.69
starstarstar
44.10 - 151.60
starstarstarstar
90.96 - 220.51
starstarstarstarstar
165.38 - 441.01


hotel seasons

With such a short period of nice weather each year, it’s no surprise the Saint Petersburg hotels all have their high season running from around May through September. If you come during the cold months you can usually get a great deal, especially at some of the upper-range hotels.


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Saint Petersburg is easily Russia’s most popular tourist city, with classic architecture and old world charm that is hard to find in Moscow. The Hermitage Museum itself is an enormous draw and a must-see for art lovers.

From a cost standpoint the city is generally in line with some of the less expensive Eastern European cities. Aside from the few main attractions, most visitors will find that transportation and daily expenses are modest by international standards.

Hotels come in all price ranges, with the cheaper places often being of lower standards than European travelers are used to. There are now quite a few hostels in Saint Petersburg, and the private rooms in those could be a good call for budget travelers.

Food and drinks are relatively cheap as long as you focus on local places, especially fast food places, rather than restaurants in hotels and those with English-language menus out front.

Saint Petersburg attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Hermitage Museum One of the world's largest and finest museums is the city's biggest draw. Buy online for US$17.95 to skip the queue. adults 11.03
students 0.00
Hermitage Museum+Winter Palace Buy a combo ticket good for two days that also includes the Winter Palace and several other nearby museums. Look for group discounts. adults 21.78
Russian Museum A large collection of exclusively Russian art. adults 9.65
ages 7 to 16 4.13

Saint Petersburg Transportation prices

  Price range
(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center 15.16 - 24.81
Airport express bus to city center 2.76
Bus then metro from airport to city 1.32
3km taxi ride in St. Petersburg 2.21 - 3.31
Metro ride in St. Petersburg 0.77
Tram or bus ride in St. Petersburg 0.69

Saint Petersburg food and drink prices

Food type   Price
(USD)
Budget breakfast If your hotel doesn't include breakfast then you'll have many cheap options in the area. 1.38 - 3.86
Budget lunch There are plenty of chain restaurants and casual places where local specialties are very reasonable. 2.48 - 4.96
Budget dinner Assuming you want to go to a sit-down place you can still find very affordable meals if you look around. 3.31 - 6.89
Beer (pint) You'll find plenty of pubs in this big-drinking city, and prices for the local lagers will depend on where you end up. 1.93 - 3.86
McDonald's Big Mac There is now over 30 McDonald's in Saint Petersburg, in case you get homesick. 1.90

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Saint Petersburg facts

Population 4,600,000
Metro area 4,600,000
Time zone UTC+3
Currency Russian ruble
Airports Pulkovo Airport (LED)

Avg temps & precip

english
metric
Hi F Lo F Precip Inch
Jan 26 16 1.6
Feb 26 16 1.2
Mar 35 24 1.4
Apr 47 34 1.3
May 60 44 1.5
Jun 68 53 2.5
Jul 72 58 3.1
Aug 68 55 3.0
Sep 58 47 2.6
Oct 47 38 2.6
Nov 35 28 2.2
Dec 29 21 1.9

Weather Advice

St. Petersburg has milder weather than one might think considering its latitude, but still most people only find it pleasant from May through September, and winters can be downright miserable. Summers do tend to be pleasant, and while it does get humid, the temperatures usually don’t get high enough to make it felt much.

Sunrise and sunset

  Sunrise Sunset
21 Mar 6:58am 7:15pm
21 Jun 4:35am 11:25pm
21 Sep 7:40am 8:02pm
21 Dec 9:59am 3:53pm

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