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Saint Petersburg is the second largest city of Russia, right after Moscow, and an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. Founded in early 18th century by the famous Russian emperor, Peter the Great, St. Petersburg boasts glorious history, for it was the capital of Imperial Russia for almost a century, until 1918.

The most western city of Russia is also considered to be the most beautiful one. The city's historical core is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The largest art museum in the world, the Hermitage, represents only part of St. Petersburg's impressive cultural heritage.

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Facts and Stats for Saint Petersburg*

  • Pollution Statistics in Saint Petersburg

    Know the pollution level of Saint Petersburg before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 60.96 (High)
    • Water Pollution 50.46 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.11 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 46.23 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.49 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50.43 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45.83 (Moderate)
  • Saint Petersburg: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Saint Petersburg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Saint Petersburg.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.08 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.42 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.67 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 43.81 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 51.05 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.31 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 46.65 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.5 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.76 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.09 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.32 (Moderate)
  • Living in Saint Petersburg - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Saint Petersburg is 101.75 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 58.57 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 60.31 (High)
    • Pollution Index 63.88 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 50.49 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 44.35 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.01 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.55 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 44.52 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Saint Petersburg

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Saint Petersburg

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.07 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 90.42 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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