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Looking for a place to rent in St. Petersburg? This isn’t our first article on the topic. In fact, we’ve already written about how to search for an apartment and what to consider when choosing one. This time we’re going to dive into my personal experience from last summer, when I went looking for a new place to live.
From fast trains to online banking – here’s our guide to the advantages of life in Russia inspired by international experience.
Nothing and yet everything has changed since our first piece on this economic benchmark in 2019. At the time of writing of this text, 100 rubles equals about $1.3 or €1.17, roughly the same as before, while the city has made great strides in the cheap-yet-relatively-decent coffee department. If this bill is burning a hole in your pocket, here’s what it can get you in February of 2022.
Getting ready to visit Russia but worried it will make a hole in your budget? Fear not, our money-saving tips will get you to the Scrooge McDuck level of shrewdness in no time!
As the new academic year kicks off, we’re happy to see some new faces pop up around the campus as more and more students arrive to St. Petersburg from all over. And to get you up to speed, we’ve put together a quick but comprehensive adaptation guide. Welcome to ITMO!
Looking for an apartment can be both an exciting and challenging quest. Luckily, St. Petersburg offers a slew of housing options. Here's what to consider when looking for a perfect place to live.
Events of these months have taught us the multiple perks of online shopping, so now we can barely imagine our routine without it. Here's how to take advantage of the most popular shopping platforms in Russia and not to get lost in a bundle of websites selling almost everything.
St. Petersburg’s vast public transit network is easy to use and not overly expensive. In addition to being convenient and oftentimes quicker than a taxi or rental, it can also be a great way to explore the city on a budget. Visitors to Russia’s cultural capital can make use of the metro, buses, trams, trolleybuses, and commercial minibuses (marshrutkas). Here’s our primer on how to get anywhere in St. Pete without breaking the bank.
There are several dormitories available for all ITMO University students, but what if you would prefer to rent your own place? Where do you look for it? What should you keep in mind? See our tips below.
A 100 ruble bill, which equals about 1.5 USD or 1.3 Euro today, probably won’t buy you a decent cup of coffee in St. Petersburg, but it can go surprisingly a long way.