A vlog from a young mom in St. Petersburg, Russia. In this video she goes through the items purchased on a grocery and sundries shopping trip. I watched her whole video so I could pick up on new vocabulary regarding food and other goods.
At the very end this lady shows her receipt and I was shocked. You can judge by the length of the video that it takes over 10 minutes to list the purchases and yet the total price was under $125 American! Coupon clipping young American mothers would be green with envy at these prices.
It isn't just my imagination. I read through some of the comments below the video and sure enough, a Russian living her in the US agrees that basic food costs are lower in Russia.