Travel budget in Russia

Russia: calculate your travel budget

Russia: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Russia for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 28 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.5 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 650* (37240 ₽)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 47 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 3.5 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1423* (81564 ₽)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 79 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 32 per person
  • $ 5.4 per person
  • $ 10.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2428* (139146 ₽)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Russia in 2020

Cost of living: Russia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Russia in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Russia by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Russia compared to the national average.

Cities /Russia View Details
Kemerovo 52% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kemerovo
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 42% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 41% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Moscow 35% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Moscow
Yakutsk 32% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Yakutsk
Saint Petersburg 16% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Saint Petersburg

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Local prices in Russia by expense type

Russia: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Russia costs 49% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.7/person
($ 5.3 to $ 13)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 13 to $ 23)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.3/person
($ 4.1 to $ 6.1)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.8 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 3.5)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.9 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 2.6)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.2/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Russia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Russia costs 62% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 45/night
($ 40 to $ 53)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 35/night
($ 24 to $ 54)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 41 to $ 83)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 101/night
($ 82 to $ 127)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 173/night
($ 136 to $ 228)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 508
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 30/month
($ 26 to $ 38)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 55/month
($ 44 to $ 73)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 78/month
($ 57 to $ 110)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 41/month
($ 33 to $ 57)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 143/month
($ 94 to $ 216)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Russia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Russia costs 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.7/kg
($ 6.1 to $ 13)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.5/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 5.6)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.5)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.8)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.2/kg
($ 6.1 to $ 10.5)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Russia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Russia costs 50% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 29/month
($ 16 to $ 40)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.8
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 34/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 127)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Russia: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Russia costs 63% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 121/month
($ 81 to $ 168)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 8.4/month
($ 6.1 to $ 10.5)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 396/month
($ 263 to $ 788)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1408
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 263/month
($ 176 to $ 456)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1124
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 697/month
($ 386 to $ 1401)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2272
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 484/month
($ 281 to $ 875)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1782
Gym
Gym
$ 38/month
($ 22 to $ 63)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 284/month
($ 141 to $ 526)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 981
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6182/yr
($ 2624 to $ 12595)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17402

Russia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Russia costs 22% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.3/ticket
($ 4.4 to $ 7)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 20/hr
($ 8.7 to $ 36)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Russia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Russia is 4% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.5/pack
($ 2.2 to $ 2.7)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 75
($ 36 to $ 124)

57% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 46
($ 27 to $ 71)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 90
($ 63 to $ 124)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 104
($ 71 to $ 176)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Moscow
New York City → Moscow
New York City → Moscow
$ 704
(fair price: $ 611)
Los Angeles → Moscow
Los Angeles  → Moscow
Los Angeles  → Moscow
$ 924
(fair price: $ 750)
Dublin → Moscow
Dublin → Moscow
Dublin → Moscow
$ 237
(fair price: $ 208)
Dublin → Saint Petersburg
Dublin → Saint Petersburg
Dublin → Saint Petersburg
$ 288
(fair price: $ 216)
Manchester → Moscow
Manchester → Moscow
Manchester → Moscow
$ 274
(fair price: $ 245)
Manchester → Saint Petersburg
Manchester → Saint Petersburg
Manchester → Saint Petersburg
$ 303
(fair price: $ 244)
New York City → Saint Petersburg
New York City → Saint Petersburg
New York City → Saint Petersburg
$ 759
(fair price: $ 639)
Toronto (Ontario) → Moscow
Toronto (Ontario) → Moscow
Toronto (Ontario) → Moscow
$ 965
(fair price: $ 838)
London → Saint Petersburg
London → Saint Petersburg
London → Saint Petersburg
$ 236
(fair price: $ 202)
Edinburgh → Moscow
Edinburgh → Moscow
Edinburgh → Moscow
$ 309
(fair price: $ 277)
Sydney → Moscow
Sydney → Moscow
Sydney → Moscow
$ 1160
(fair price: $ 1002)
London → Moscow
London → Moscow
London → Moscow
$ 230
(fair price: $ 193)
Los Angeles → Saint Petersburg
Los Angeles  → Saint Petersburg
Los Angeles  → Saint Petersburg
$ 947
(fair price: $ 777)
Melbourne → Moscow
Melbourne → Moscow
Melbourne → Moscow
$ 1191
(fair price: $ 1021)
Edinburgh → Saint Petersburg
Edinburgh → Saint Petersburg
Edinburgh → Saint Petersburg
$ 306
(fair price: $ 274)
Montreal → Moscow
Montreal → Moscow
Montreal → Moscow
$ 1025
(fair price: $ 874)
Auckland → Moscow
Auckland → Moscow
Auckland → Moscow
$ 1358
(fair price: $ 1149)
Toronto (Ontario) → Saint Petersburg
Toronto (Ontario) → Saint Petersburg
Toronto (Ontario) → Saint Petersburg
$ 1013
(fair price: $ 875)
Perth → Moscow
Perth → Moscow
Perth → Moscow
$ 1223
(fair price: $ 1034)
Sydney → Saint Petersburg
Sydney → Saint Petersburg
Sydney → Saint Petersburg
$ 1317
(fair price: $ 1192)
Melbourne → Saint Petersburg
Melbourne → Saint Petersburg
Melbourne → Saint Petersburg
$ 1425
(fair price: $ 1277)
London → Vladivostok
London → Vladivostok
London → Vladivostok
$ 1032
(fair price: $ 829)
Montreal → Saint Petersburg
Montreal → Saint Petersburg
Montreal → Saint Petersburg
$ 1046
(fair price: $ 912)
Auckland → Saint Petersburg
Auckland → Saint Petersburg
Auckland → Saint Petersburg
$ 1534
(fair price: $ 1287)
Perth → Saint Petersburg
Perth → Saint Petersburg
Perth → Saint Petersburg
$ 1291
(fair price: $ 1151)
Los Angeles → Vladivostok
Los Angeles  → Vladivostok
Los Angeles  → Vladivostok
$ 1216
(fair price: $ 1078)

Tours and organised trips in Russia


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About the information on the cost of living in Russia

The information about the cost of living in Russia shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Russia updated on 19-01-2020.

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