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St. Petersburg, Russia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 08, 2023

Summary: The approximate population of St. Petersburg, Russia is 5.4 million people. People often describe St. Petersburg as a vibrant and beautiful city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's vibrant nightlife, its many museums and galleries, and its proximity to the Baltic Sea. The weather in St. Petersburg is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from an average high of 68°F (20°C) in the summer to an average low of 18°F (-8°C) in the winter. The average cost of living for an expat is estimated to be around $1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in St. Petersburg is estimated to be around $500 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is estimated to be around $700 per month.

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What do I need to know about living in St. Petersburg?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to St. Petersburg, they said:

"Before retiring in St. Petersburg, it is important to research the cost of living and familiarize yourself with the city and its attractions. It is also important to research local healthcare options and any cultural issues that may be relevant. Make sure to look into visa requirements to ensure that you can legally stay in the city. Additionally, it is recommended to learn the Russian language, as English is rarely spoken in St. Petersburg. Lastly, make sure to research the public transportation system, as this is typically the most reliable form of travel in the city," said one expat in St. Petersburg.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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