Eastern Europe

St Petersburg

The western-most city in Russia, called Piter by locals, borders the Finnish Gulf and consists of different islands. Founded by Tsar Peter the Great, the local architecture was inspired by European styles and leaves visitors breathless as they walk down the magnificent Nevsky Prospekt. During late spring, the sun barely sets – this is the time of the famous white nights. Several large bridges connecting the islands around the river Neva are drawn at night to make way for cargo ships, so make sure you're on the right side.

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51
Earning level
66
Purchasing power
68
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Facts about St Petersburg

Price Level Index
St Petersburg
62.6
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100.0
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5
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77
Earnings Level Index
St Petersburg
14.5
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1
7
66
77
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St Petersburg
0/ 37.7m
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0/ 15.2m
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12
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Purchasing Power Index
St Petersburg
23.1
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100.0
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10
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77
Did you know…
The Hermitage museum has the largest painting collection in the world. The most interesting sight though is a mechanical peacock clock.