Moscow can be an expensive city to travel too, although booking hotels in advance often gives significant discounts and offers. Having said that, transport is relatively affordable and exploring the Moscow Metro is like being in an art museum; parks, churches and free walking tours provide a great way to save money, and it is possible to find deals at restaurants to suit all budgets.
Tipping in Moscow is not as widely expected as in other countries of the world. Tip tour guides around 10% of their daily rate, but in taxis, hotels and restaurants only if the service warrants it.
Check out the currency conversions from the Russian Rouble here.
A few examples
Food and drink
- Coffee: 65 - 150 RUB.
- Beer: 300 RUB.
- Small bottle of water: 100 RUB.
- Two course meal in a restaurant: 1,200 RUB.
- Fixed-price lunch menu deal: 400 - 600 RUB.
- Single bed in a shared dorm room: from 600 RUB.
- Double room in a budget hotel: from 1,200 RUB.
- Well-rated, central hotels: from 3,000 RUB.
- Luxury hotels: from 10,000 RUB.