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:

  • $ 27 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.1 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 685* (43652 ₽)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 45 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 4.2 per person
  • $ 5.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1555* (99148 ₽)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 7.3 per person
  • $ 11 per person

Total budget:

$ 2710* (172900 ₽)

* 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 2023

Cost of living: Russia VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Russia in 2023 is 39% less than 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 36% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kemerovo
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 35% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Vladivostok 30% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Vladivostok
Moscow 24% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Moscow
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 23% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Saint Petersburg 20% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Saint Petersburg
Sochi 10% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sochi

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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
$ 10.3/person
($ 5.5 to $ 24)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 24/person
($ 16 to $ 40)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.3/person
($ 5.1 to $ 7.9)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.4 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 4.8)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.3)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.5/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 4.5)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.1/can
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Russia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Russia costs 69% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 32/night
($ 28 to $ 36)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 34/night
($ 24 to $ 46)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 55/night
($ 41 to $ 72)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 96/night
($ 79 to $ 116)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 169/night
($ 131 to $ 230)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 29/month
($ 26 to $ 33)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 52/month
($ 44 to $ 65)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 76/month
($ 55 to $ 104)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 36/month
($ 32 to $ 42)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 128/month
($ 93 to $ 176)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Russia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Russia costs 56% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.3)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.1/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 6.3)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.6)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.8)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.3)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Russia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Russia costs 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.4/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.7)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.9
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 33/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 122)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Russia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Russia costs 22% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.5/ticket
($ 4.3 to $ 7.9)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 24/hr
($ 12 to $ 40)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Russia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Russia is 13% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.1/pack
($ 2.4 to $ 3.9)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 90
($ 40 to $ 162)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 55
($ 27 to $ 79)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

London → Moscow
London → Moscow
London → Moscow
$ 177
(fair price: $ 149)
London → Saint Petersburg
London → Saint Petersburg
London → Saint Petersburg
$ 185
(fair price: $ 149)
New York City → Moscow
New York City → Moscow
New York City → Moscow
$ 686
(fair price: $ 613)
Los Angeles → Moscow
Los Angeles  → Moscow
Los Angeles  → Moscow
$ 891
(fair price: $ 754)
Dublin → Moscow
Dublin → Moscow
Dublin → Moscow
$ 250
(fair price: $ 206)
Manchester → Moscow
Manchester → Moscow
Manchester → Moscow
$ 282
(fair price: $ 242)


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 29-01-2023.

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