How much poсket money you need in Petrozavodsk
Every year a great number of foreign students come to Petrozavodsk and stay here for a couple of weeks. They don’t only go sightseeing and learn Russian but also live the lives of common citizens which means they have to count their expenses on meals, public transport or taxi, and leisure. So if you’re planning to come to Petrozavodsk this article should be very helpful for you. Keep in mind that all prices are given in rubles (1 euro = 40 rubles). First of all you might be interested in how much you’ll have to spend on food/nutrition. You can either choose to cook all the food yourself or to have your daily meals at a café. The first option is much cheaper but it takes a lot of time and effort especially if you have a busy schedule. You need as much as 200-350 rubles a day.
Bread costs about 30 rubles, milk also about 30 rubles, the average cheese price is 150-250 rubles for a kilo, sausages cost from 100 rubles and more. In summer and late spring vegetables are not very expensive. For example tomatoes are 100 rubles, potatoes 20-25 rubles for a kilo. The price on sugar is about 30-40 rubles for a kilo and tea is about 50 rubles and more depending on the sort. Meat is rather expensive and chicken is the cheapest kind of meat.
On the other hand you may prefer to dine out and in this case the cost depends on a place. Here are the cheapest places where you can have some great meal at the price of 150-200 rubles for lunch and dinner each: canteen at “Enjoy Russian” language school, café “Hermes” (Krasnaya st., 31), canteen “Petropit” (Lenina av., 19), canteen Pitservice 13 (Gulling st., 13), and café “Petrozavodsk” (Pravda st., 6). But if you prefer eating something special like sushi or pizza, and love good service you’ll be welcome in “la Parisienne” (lots od addresses around the city), café “Smile” (Pervomajskij av., 4b), “Belissimo” (Antikajnena st., 20), “Akvarel” (Karl Marks av., 12). However be ready to pay significantly more from about 300 rubles to 500 rubles and more.
Talking about transport expenses you should keep in mind that there are three types of transport. The first one is trolleybus which costs 17 rubles. The second one is “marshrutka” or a bus which costs 20 rubles. And in case of emergency you can call a taxi or grab a cab on the street which will cost you from 130 to 150 rubles depending on where you want to go. To get a taxi you can call the following numbers 777777, 222222, 560606, or 075.
And you surely want to relax and have some good time. You can go to the cinema or a club, bar, billiard or bowling and many more. One visit to a cinema costs from 200 to 300 rubles. To enter a club you have to pay from 250 to 300 rubles and God knows how much you will spend inside. Playing billiard usually costs from 200 to 300 rubles an hour so the bigger the company the cheaper the game!
We hope this article will help you organize your finances! Enjoy your stay in Petrozavodsk!