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.
  • $ 7.1 per person
  • $ 1.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 639* (38346 ₽)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 47 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 3.5 per person
  • $ 4.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1390* (83482 ₽)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 82 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 30 per person
  • $ 5.4 per person
  • $ 9.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2393* (143738 ₽)

* 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 2019

Cost of living: Russia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Russia in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Russia in 2019 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
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 51% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 45% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Moscow 35% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Moscow
Yakutsk 28% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Yakutsk
Saint Petersburg 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Saint Petersburg
Vladivostok 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Vladivostok

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Local prices in Russia by expense type

Restaurant budget in Russia

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Russia costs 51% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.2/person
($ 5 to $ 12)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 17/person
($ 12 to $ 26)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.9/person
($ 4.1 to $ 6.6)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.7 for 500ml
($ 1 to $ 3.3)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2.5)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2/cup
($ 1.3 to $ 3)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Russia

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Russia costs 63% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 34 to $ 45)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 35/night
($ 23 to $ 52)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 59/night
($ 41 to $ 82)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 104/night
($ 83 to $ 127)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 174/night
($ 133 to $ 217)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 30/month
($ 26 to $ 39)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 54/month
($ 42 to $ 72)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 77/month
($ 57 to $ 109)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 41/month
($ 32 to $ 58)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 217
Family room
Family room
$ 118/month
($ 77 to $ 187)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Russia

On average, the price of supermarket food in Russia costs 53% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.2/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.2/kg
($ 5.7 to $ 12)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.3/kg
($ 3.3 to $ 5.3)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 2)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.3)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.7)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 7.9/kg
($ 5.7 to $ 9.9)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Russia

On average, the price of transport in Russia costs 51% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.5/ticket
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 30/month
($ 17 to $ 38)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

87% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.7
($ 1 to $ 2.5)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 34/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 127)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Russia

On average, the cost of housing in Russia costs 64% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 116/month
($ 77 to $ 164)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 8/month
($ 5.7 to $ 11)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 374/month
($ 249 to $ 744)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 268/month
($ 167 to $ 496)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 680/month
($ 380 to $ 1437)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 471/month
($ 281 to $ 826)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 36/month
($ 21 to $ 59)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 272/month
($ 150 to $ 496)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5809/yr
($ 2477 to $ 11886)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Russia

On average, budget for leisure activities in Russia costs 26% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.9/ticket
($ 4.2 to $ 6.6)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 18/hr
($ 8.2 to $ 34)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Russia

On average, shopping budget in Russia is essentially the same as in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.3/pack
($ 2 to $ 2.5)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 72
($ 34 to $ 116)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 44
($ 26 to $ 67)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 84
($ 59 to $ 116)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 98
($ 67 to $ 167)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Moscow
New York City → Moscow
New York City → Moscow
$ 698
(fair price: $ 600)
Los Angeles → Moscow
Los Angeles  → Moscow
Los Angeles  → Moscow
$ 950
(fair price: $ 734)
Dublin → Saint Petersburg
Dublin → Saint Petersburg
Dublin → Saint Petersburg
$ 322
(fair price: $ 245)
Dublin → Moscow
Dublin → Moscow
Dublin → Moscow
$ 238
(fair price: $ 210)
London → Saint Petersburg
London → Saint Petersburg
London → Saint Petersburg
$ 255
(fair price: $ 216)
London → Moscow
London → Moscow
London → Moscow
$ 230
(fair price: $ 194)
Manchester → Saint Petersburg
Manchester → Saint Petersburg
Manchester → Saint Petersburg
$ 323
(fair price: $ 260)
Manchester → Moscow
Manchester → Moscow
Manchester → Moscow
$ 293
(fair price: $ 257)
Toronto (Ontario) → Moscow
Toronto (Ontario) → Moscow
Toronto (Ontario) → Moscow
$ 980
(fair price: $ 868)
New York City → Saint Petersburg
New York City → Saint Petersburg
New York City → Saint Petersburg
$ 792
(fair price: $ 653)
Edinburgh → Moscow
Edinburgh → Moscow
Edinburgh → Moscow
$ 308
(fair price: $ 280)
Sydney → Moscow
Sydney → Moscow
Sydney → Moscow
$ 1161
(fair price: $ 1035)
Edinburgh → Saint Petersburg
Edinburgh → Saint Petersburg
Edinburgh → Saint Petersburg
$ 329
(fair price: $ 294)
Los Angeles → Saint Petersburg
Los Angeles  → Saint Petersburg
Los Angeles  → Saint Petersburg
$ 1036
(fair price: $ 807)
Melbourne → Moscow
Melbourne → Moscow
Melbourne → Moscow
$ 1161
(fair price: $ 1030)
Montreal → Moscow
Montreal → Moscow
Montreal → Moscow
$ 1065
(fair price: $ 913)
Toronto (Ontario) → Saint Petersburg
Toronto (Ontario) → Saint Petersburg
Toronto (Ontario) → Saint Petersburg
$ 1101
(fair price: $ 930)
Auckland → Moscow
Auckland → Moscow
Auckland → Moscow
$ 1357
(fair price: $ 1170)
Perth → Moscow
Perth → Moscow
Perth → Moscow
$ 1182
(fair price: $ 1056)
Sydney → Saint Petersburg
Sydney → Saint Petersburg
Sydney → Saint Petersburg
$ 1329
(fair price: $ 1204)
Melbourne → Saint Petersburg
Melbourne → Saint Petersburg
Melbourne → Saint Petersburg
$ 1379
(fair price: $ 1247)
London → Vladivostok
London → Vladivostok
London → Vladivostok
$ 1027
(fair price: $ 856)
Montreal → Saint Petersburg
Montreal → Saint Petersburg
Montreal → Saint Petersburg
$ 1095
(fair price: $ 953)
Auckland → Saint Petersburg
Auckland → Saint Petersburg
Auckland → Saint Petersburg
$ 1519
(fair price: $ 1329)
Perth → Saint Petersburg
Perth → Saint Petersburg
Perth → Saint Petersburg
$ 1269
(fair price: $ 1151)

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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 11-09-2019.

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