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New Holland Island in St. Petersburg, Russia

Real Estate in St. Petersburg, Russia

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: People living in St. Petersburg, Russia offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in St. Petersburg? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in St. Petersburg?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"I have been lucky enough to converse with some Russian people online and to later meet them in SPb. The city varies widely in terms of housing. Some areas are industrial and you'll find smoke pouring into your windows at odd times. The better areas tend to be near universities, metro, large shopping malls ("magazines"). One advantage here is that for a small sum of aboout $0.50 US (20 ruble) you can take a bus and travel the city while seeing it's various facets," remarked another member in St. Petersburg.

"My wife is Russian, so I'm not typical of most expats. She always wanted to live on Vassilievsky Island, and a few years ago she negotiated a very complex chain of stae-owned flat trades to end up with a completely trashed empty 5-room communal flat in the neighborhood. I don't know how she did it (and I don't think I want to). We subsequently gutted the place and renovated it," explained one expat living in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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