Staying in St Petersburg
St. Petersburg is a beautiful city with a unique atmosphere. Known as the ‘Venice of the North’, it is perhaps best seen from the water. Aside from the obligatory canal trip, during your time in St. Petersburg you can indulge in world-class theatre, explore any number of parks and palaces, marvel at the White Nights, and visit some of the finest museums in the world… St. Petersburg really does have it all!
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120 universities & colleges
over 400,000 students
The official currency in Russia is the Russian Rouble (RUR/rbl/rub). You can find the current official rate at http://www.cbr.ru/eng/. Although most foreign currencies can be changed into roubles in St. Petersburg, the majority of banks prefer to buy dollars or euros.
Cost of Living
Prices are generally comparable to other large European cities. According to Mercer Human Resource Consulting research, St. Petersburg is 28th on the list of the most expensive cities in the world. However, it is possible to live on a more frugal budget.
Cost of Life in St. Petersburg (PDF, 220 Kb)
For more information on staying in St. Petersburg please visit the official city tourist website.
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